Kevin Dawson

Dawson, Kevin ALBANY After a long illness, Kevin Dawson, 57, went Home to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 19, 2013. Born in Albany, he was the son of the late William Joseph Dawson, Sr. and Patricia Dacey Dawson. Kevin was a graduate of Cardinal McCloskey High School. In his younger years he worked at the Port of Albany as a long shoreman, and ended his work career retiring as a truck driver from USF Holland, Glenmont. Kevin served his country in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War era. He has a black belt in Judo and held the National Title in the early 70's. Kevin enjoyed life to the fullest and was always willing to help wherever there was a need. He had a loving heart and always saw the best in everyone he met. Kevin loved God, nature, music, the arts, animals and traveling. He was one of a kind and will be greatly missed. Kevin was the beloved husband of Laurel L. Hughes Dawson; brother of William J. Dawson Jr. (Bernadette), Nadine Noland, Lisa Keehan and the late Brian Dawson. He is also survived by a few aunt's and uncle's, many nieces, nephews, several cousins, his Christian family and a great number of amazing friends. A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 1 p.m. in the McVeigh Funeral Home, 208 North Allen Street, Albany. Relatives and friends are invited to call prior to the Service, 11 to 1 p.m. in the funeral home. Interment will immediately follow at Calvary Cemetery. Those wishing to remember Kevin in a special way may send a contribution to HEPC Association Inc., 1351 Cooper Rd., Scotch Plains, NJ 07076-284. To leave a special message for the family, obtain directions or view other helpful services, please visit


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McVeigh Funeral Home
208 North Allen Street Albany, NY 12206
(518) 489-0188

Published in Albany Times Union from Sept. 26 to Sept. 27, 2013