The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

March 4, 2013

James Ralph Dawson Sr.

The Tribune-Democrat

JOHNSTOWN — DAWSON – James Ralph Sr., 97, Richland, was reunited with his beloved wife, Dorothy Elaine (Sipes), March 3, 2013. Born March 21, 1915, in Portage, son of the late James Levi and Lucinda (Seace) Dawson. Preceded in death by brother, Kenneth; and sisters, Gladys Kine, Lal Witt, Selma Platt, Flo Hutzel and Stella M. Plahs. Survived by children, Calvin Sr., and wife, Beverly; and David Sr., and wife, Sandra, all of Johnstown; Janet, Camp Hill; and James Jr. and Timothy, both of Johnstown; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. He retired from Bethlehem Mines Corp. and was a proud member of United Mine Workers Association. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting, fishing and family functions. He was a very loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who will be deeply missed. Service will be private at the request of the family. Interment, Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions be made in James memory to Arbutus Park Manor or a charity of your choice. John Henderson Co. Funeral Home, 215 Central Ave., is serving the family.

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