Donald R. Dashnaw

Donald R. Dashnaw N. CHARLESTON - Deacon Donald R. Dashnaw, age 81, born to Raymond and Mary Dashnaw in Morrisonville, NY, left this world to be with the Lord Thursday, February 28 2013 after losing his courageous battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his loving family and died peacefully. He is survived by his wife, Leona, daughters Donna Shelters and husband Dennis of North Charleston, daughter Debbie Holbrook and husband Tom of North Charleston, pre-deceased by daughter Elizabeth Winser of Summerville; six sons, Richard Dashnaw and wife Susan from Florida; Paul Dashnaw and wife Linda; Edward Dashnaw and wife Holly of North Charleston; Thomas Dashnaw and wife Linda of Potsdam NY; Alfred Dashnaw and wife Jeannie of Ridgeville; Peter Dashnaw and wife Cheryl of Summerville SC. Deacon Dashnaw's surviving siblings are brother, Roland and wife Carolyn Dashnaw and sister, Doris and husband Raymond Turbide, all of Plattsburgh, NY. Deacon is also survived by 22 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Raised in Morrisonville, NY, Deacon Dashnaw was a Korean War veteran where he served with the United States Army. He was educated in various colleges and universities. He received his BS in Education from SUNY Plattsburgh, continued on to his studies at SUNY Albany and on to Clarkson University in upstate New York to receive his degree in Chemistry. After moving to Charleston for retirement, he studied more and received his Doctorate in Education from Kennedy Western. His most memorable scholastic achievement was being ordained a Catholic Deacon in Ogdensburg, NY. The last 27 years as a Deacon, he showed devotion to the Lord through his Catholic Faith and service. His life work ranged from working with chemicals at Ayerst labs in Rouses Point, NY, to teaching High School Chemistry in Peru, NY, and even doing instruction for Trident Technical College in Charleston SC. For many years, while supporting his large family, he sold life and health insurance for Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in Plattsburgh, NY, all while doing part-time studies to attain his degrees. Before retiring to Charleston, his last employ was as Chaplain for Dannemora State Prison in upstate New York, where he ministered to the inmates, which was very rewarding for him, as he was fulfilling his deacon duty to the Lord in ministering to those inmates. He continued his deacon duties for Divine Redeemer Catholic Church and school in Hanahan, SC. He will be missed by many. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at Divine Redeemer Catholic Church, 1106 Fort Drive Hanahan, SC 29406. The family will receive friends from 12:00 to 2:00 PM and from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at the church. Interment will follow in Carolina Memorial Park, North Charleston. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his honor to Divine Redeemer Catholic Church, 1106 Fort Drive Hanahan, SC 29406, or to piedmont Hospice, 501A DeAnna Lane, Charleston, SC 29492. Services provided by Carolina Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations 7113 Rivers Ave. North Charleston, SC 29406. (843)797-2222 Condolences may be sent to the family at Visit our guestbook at charleston

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Published in Charleston Post & Courier from Mar. 3 to Mar. 4, 2013