Patricia M. Dawson
August 2, 1930 – February 1, 2014
Patricia M. Dawson, age 83, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully at home while surrounded by her loved ones on Saturday, February 1, 2014.
Born in Sharon, PA on August 2, 1930, Patricia was the daughter of the late Robert E. Garity and Eleanor McKean Garity. She worked as a bookkeeper for D & S Warehousing, retiring after 25 years of dedicated service.
Patricia was a longtime member of the Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Newark. Gentle at heart, she adored animals of kinds, but especially loved dogs, cats and birds. Patricia was very proud of the fish pond in her backyard that was lovingly built for her by family and friends and was home to many large koi. An avid sports fan, she enjoyed watching football and baseball, but was most passionate about her beloved Philadelphia Phillies and was a former season ticket holder. In her leisure time, Patricia liked shopping and playing cards with friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer H. Dawson, who passed away in 1992. Patricia is survived by her sons, Robert S. Cooper of Newark, DE and William F. Cooper and wife Claire of Bear, DE; daughter, Barbara A. Lloyd and husband Charles of Newark, DE; and grandson, Dmitry A. Cooper.
A funeral service will be held at 1pm on Thursday, February 6, 2014, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where friends may call from 12 Noon until 1 pm. Interment will follow in Ebenezer United Methodist Church Cemetery, 525 Polly Drummond Hill Rd., Newark, DE 19711.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Delaware Humane Association, 701 A Street, Wilmington, DE 19801 or to the Ebenezer United Methodist Church, at the address listed above.