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Merritt Paul Dawson, 69, of San Tan Valley, AZ, passed away on June 22, 2015.

Paul is survived by his wife, Susan Dawson; step-children, Michael McCumber, Stephanie McCumber, and Andrew McCumber; daughters-in-law, Cynthia McCumber and Lindsey Dawson; grandchildren, Sylar, Hannah, Christopher and Kaylee; ex-wife, Mary Ann Dawson; sons, Darren Paul Dawson and Paul Matthew Dawson; sister-in-law, Peggy Dawson; as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy Dawson; his father, Merritt Dawson; and his brother, Lloyd Dawson.

Paul was a very loving husband, father, and pappy. He loved his grandchildren and the role he played in their lives. Paul was an avid golfer, and a die-hard New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox fan. He also loved going to the movies.

Paul was a hard worker, always going above and beyond the call of duty. He had a giving spirit, willing to do anything for anyone in need. He enjoyed his friends, and was always the life of the party. He will be dearly missed.

Services will be held on Friday, June 26, 2015, at San Tan Mountain View Funeral Home in Queen Creek, AZ. Family will greet friends for a visitation at 9:30am, followed by a memorial service at 10:30am. Interment will take place Monday, June 29, 2015, at 10:30am at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix, AZ.

 

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10 responses to “Merritt Paul Dawson”

  1. Gabe & Beth Sahadi says:

    Though we only knew you briefly you truly were such a friendly, outgoing and welcoming person. We enjoyed getting together a few weekends ago at your home and meeting your lovely family. You seemed so full of life and love and you will be sadly missed by many. RIP Paul and prayers to the family during this very difficult time.

  2. Tammy Stimatze says:

    I am so going to miss you my friend! Who am I going to call to tell that I’m ready to throw my computer through the wall knowing that you would always come to my office and save the day (and my computer) You always brought a smile to my face and for that and your friendship I Thank You! May you Rest In Peace Paul! Everytime the Patriots play football, I will yell extra loud for You!!

  3. Fred & Francine Mobley says:

    Paul was always there whenever we needed him. He helped me so much in the library to facilitate programs and figure out computer problems and was always so calm and patient when I was ready to scream. I always enjoyed visiting with him. He was a loving and caring family man and will be missed by many people. May he rest in peace and may his family have strength as they make this difficult journey of loss.

  4. Gerald & Kathy Bergen says:

    To a freind and golf buddy for more then 10 years you will be surely missed. I’m so sad that your life was cut short. You were always a freindly person to be around. Are last email was about golf just like every Monday morning. I will miss this and all your great joke’s. Paul R.I.P.

  5. Chris Combs says:

    Paul had a unique laugh and sharp sense of humor I will never forget. As co-workers, we talked much about the grumbles and gripes, triumphs and victories as we traversed our daily grind at work. He was the most tenacious problem solver I have ever met. I’ll miss you bub and apologize for all the Patriots jokes! My condolences to his family and friends as they navigate these choppy waters.

  6. Mary Ann Cannella says:

    Paul, who am I going to speak to in Italian, call my compare, say “you, you”. I am so heartbroken my dear friend that God took you so quickly; without notice. Bobby and I loved you very much and your memory will forever be emblazoned in our hearts.
    May you rest in peace in your new heavenly home. Until we meet again. We will call Sue and try to do our best to be a good friend to her and be there for her whenever she needs us.

  7. Cheryl glahn says:

    What a honor and a privilage it was to meet you and share our morning stories together. We were always the early birds at the school. Who would have thought we can have great conversations at 6:00 in the morning. My life is more complete just knowing you this year. May you rest in peace and may the family be compforted. During this time.

  8. Mike Urso says:

    Really miss you man.. You made me laugh every single time I saw you. Things aren’t the same around work without you here.. No more corny jokes in my inbox.. My water cooler is stayjng pretty full but id much rather have to fill it! Just walked through the computer lab and saw that desk we both went out of our way to track down and set up to fit that last computer on.. I still remember how relieved you were when we popped the wheels off of it and it fit perfectly. You always were so worried about getting everything done here. Hopefully you are finally relaxing up there. Thanks for all the laughs!

  9. Judi & John Gloster says:

    We are sorry to her about Paul. Our condolences to his family.

    Judi, John & David Gloster from Ma.

  10. Bill Donovan says:

    Bub made me laugh. At our job in Boston some sales guy said a customer needed a program written in Fortran to which Paul said he didn’t know Fortran, The guy said “Maybe it’s time you learned it, Bub”.

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Merritt Paul Dawson


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Merritt Paul Dawson, 69, of San Tan Valley, AZ, passed away on June 22, 2015.

Paul is survived by his wife, Susan Dawson; step-children, Michael McCumber, Stephanie McCumber, and Andrew McCumber; daughters-in-law, Cynthia McCumber and Lindsey Dawson; grandchildren, Sylar, Hannah, Christopher and Kaylee; ex-wife, Mary Ann Dawson; sons, Darren Paul Dawson and Paul Matthew Dawson; sister-in-law, Peggy Dawson; as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy Dawson; his father, Merritt Dawson; and his brother, Lloyd Dawson.

Paul was a very loving husband, father, and pappy. He loved his grandchildren and the role he played in their lives. Paul was an avid golfer, and a die-hard New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox fan. He also loved going to the movies.

Paul was a hard worker, always going above and beyond the call of duty. He had a giving spirit, willing to do anything for anyone in need. He enjoyed his friends, and was always the life of the party. He will be dearly missed.

Services will be held on Friday, June 26, 2015, at San Tan Mountain View Funeral Home in Queen Creek, AZ. Family will greet friends for a visitation at 9:30am, followed by a memorial service at 10:30am. Interment will take place Monday, June 29, 2015, at 10:30am at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix, AZ.

 

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10 responses to “Merritt Paul Dawson”

  1. Gabe & Beth Sahadi says:

    Though we only knew you briefly you truly were such a friendly, outgoing and welcoming person. We enjoyed getting together a few weekends ago at your home and meeting your lovely family. You seemed so full of life and love and you will be sadly missed by many. RIP Paul and prayers to the family during this very difficult time.

  2. Tammy Stimatze says:

    I am so going to miss you my friend! Who am I going to call to tell that I’m ready to throw my computer through the wall knowing that you would always come to my office and save the day (and my computer) You always brought a smile to my face and for that and your friendship I Thank You! May you Rest In Peace Paul! Everytime the Patriots play football, I will yell extra loud for You!!

  3. Fred & Francine Mobley says:

    Paul was always there whenever we needed him. He helped me so much in the library to facilitate programs and figure out computer problems and was always so calm and patient when I was ready to scream. I always enjoyed visiting with him. He was a loving and caring family man and will be missed by many people. May he rest in peace and may his family have strength as they make this difficult journey of loss.

  4. Gerald & Kathy Bergen says:

    To a freind and golf buddy for more then 10 years you will be surely missed. I’m so sad that your life was cut short. You were always a freindly person to be around. Are last email was about golf just like every Monday morning. I will miss this and all your great joke’s. Paul R.I.P.

  5. Chris Combs says:

    Paul had a unique laugh and sharp sense of humor I will never forget. As co-workers, we talked much about the grumbles and gripes, triumphs and victories as we traversed our daily grind at work. He was the most tenacious problem solver I have ever met. I’ll miss you bub and apologize for all the Patriots jokes! My condolences to his family and friends as they navigate these choppy waters.

  6. Mary Ann Cannella says:

    Paul, who am I going to speak to in Italian, call my compare, say “you, you”. I am so heartbroken my dear friend that God took you so quickly; without notice. Bobby and I loved you very much and your memory will forever be emblazoned in our hearts.
    May you rest in peace in your new heavenly home. Until we meet again. We will call Sue and try to do our best to be a good friend to her and be there for her whenever she needs us.

  7. Cheryl glahn says:

    What a honor and a privilage it was to meet you and share our morning stories together. We were always the early birds at the school. Who would have thought we can have great conversations at 6:00 in the morning. My life is more complete just knowing you this year. May you rest in peace and may the family be compforted. During this time.

  8. Mike Urso says:

    Really miss you man.. You made me laugh every single time I saw you. Things aren’t the same around work without you here.. No more corny jokes in my inbox.. My water cooler is stayjng pretty full but id much rather have to fill it! Just walked through the computer lab and saw that desk we both went out of our way to track down and set up to fit that last computer on.. I still remember how relieved you were when we popped the wheels off of it and it fit perfectly. You always were so worried about getting everything done here. Hopefully you are finally relaxing up there. Thanks for all the laughs!

  9. Judi & John Gloster says:

    We are sorry to her about Paul. Our condolences to his family.

    Judi, John & David Gloster from Ma.

  10. Bill Donovan says:

    Bub made me laugh. At our job in Boston some sales guy said a customer needed a program written in Fortran to which Paul said he didn’t know Fortran, The guy said “Maybe it’s time you learned it, Bub”.

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