Albert W. Dawson, Jr., 97, of Ford City, died Tuesday, October 20, 2020, at Grey's Colonial Acres.
February 17, 1923 in Ford City, PA, son of Albert W. Dawson Sr. and Lossie (Moore) Dawson.
A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during World War II. Mr. Dawson worked at P.P.G. Industries for 20 years, then retired from IUP after 17 years of service there. He was a member of the First Church of Ford City, and loved golfing, fishing, and listening to bluegrass music.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia (Walker) Dawson of Ford City; three sons, Blair (Mary) Dawson of Kittanning Township, Mark Dawson of Cranberry Township, and Jerry (Angela) Dawson of The Villages, FL; two grandchildren, Glen Dawson and Sam (Tara) Dawson; and a sister, Rilla Johnson of Kittanning.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, William Dawson; three sisters, Lucille Dawson, Claire Burdett, and Gladys Burdett; and two nieces, Joanne Burdett and Faye Burdett.
Friends will be welcomed from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., Friday, in the Welch Funeral Home, 1032 Fourth Ave., Ford City. A private service will be held for his family, with interment following in Lawn Haven Burial Estates. To send an online condolence, please visit www.welchfh.com. All current CDC mandates concerning the COVID-19 pandemic will be observed, and guests are asked to wear a mask or face covering.
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