Age 87 of Squires Road in Erin passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2013. She was predeceased by her husband of 36 years, Richard in 2011 and is survived by daughters, Audrey (Wayne) Sherman of Huntley, IL, Candee (Douglas) Granville of Erin, NY, Rebecca (Jack) Rugaber of Breesport, NY, Suzanne (Terry Taylor) Thorpe of Elmira Heights, NY and Linda Bovair of FL; special friend, Matthew Thorpe; sisters, Pat Mahar and Jean Conzone; brothers, Brian and Bill Gardner; 12 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, Ross and Florence (Kelsey) Gardner, Dawn was also predeceased by sons, Arthur J. Share III and Leonard Share, II; granddaughter, Shannon Share; and step-son, David Saxbury, 4 sisters and 2 brothers. Dawn loved to knit and crochet. She donated several crochet lap robes to area nursing homes and VA homes. She enjoyed sitting in her chair watching cooking shows and working on her puzzle books and visiting with everyone. She was a member of Erin United Methodist Church. She also worked at the former A & P Plant in Horseheads for over 16 years. Special thanks to granddaughter, Lacy Rugaber who lived with her and spent many treasured hours caring for her in her times of need, along with her care givers, Brenda Talmage, Joy Smith and Beth Georgia for the wonderful care and endless hours of patience with our mother. Also, special thanks to Dr. Schiavone for the over 36 years of care of our mother as well as the staff of St. Joseph's Hospital for their wonderful care and patience. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 South Main Street, Horseheads on Saturday, January 5, 2012 from 3-6:00 p.m. Her service will follow calling hours at 6:00 p.m. Burial service will take place in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads on Monday at 10:00 a.m. Those wishing may remember Dawn with memorials to Erin United Methodist Church, PO Box 12, Erin, NY 14838 or CareFirst, (Southern Tier Hospice) 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830. Condolences and remembrances may also be left and viewed at www.barberfuneralhome.com.

Published in Star-Gazette from Jan. 4 to Jan. 6, 2013