John E. “JD” Dawson

January 21, 2014

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John E. “JD” Dawson, a loyal, humorous and widely loved member of the Wallkill charter of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club, died of complications that began with knee surgery at the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, New York last Wednesday, January 15, 2014. It was his 59th birthday.

Dawson was born in Oceanside, California. He moved to Las Vegas where he married his wife Amber and worked as Director of Operations for the Las Vegas Salvation Army. He was one of 13 men charged after a brawl between a Mongols wedding party and a Hells Angels wedding party at the Special Memory Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas in December 2008. He moved to Wurtsboro, New York in 2010.

Dawson is survived by his wife; his son, John Dawson, Jr.; his daughter, Celeste Zarling; his stepson Brian; his brothers Ernest and Brian Dawson; his sisters Kathleen Carroll, Kelly Turner, Shari Dawson Dunworth and Colleen Ogle; and his gradchildren Zain, Zack, Allie and Delancey.

There will be a viewing for JD Dawson Friday afternoon and evening at the Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home at 130 Highland Avenue in Middletown, New York. The funeral service will be at the funeral home the next day at 11 a.m. JD Dawson will be buried at the Bloomingburg Rural Cemetery in Bloomingburg, New York.

Many men and many women weep for him.

Requiscant In Pace




34 Responses to “John E. “JD” Dawson”

  1. Boff Says:

    Much love and respect to his brothers family friends….affa

  2. Christine Jenkins Says:

    Till we meet again J.D.

  3. daley -gg calif Says:

    John was a unique guy! Iwas lucky enough to have him as a friend

  4. Sam Murray Says:

    RIP JD. You were a great boss, and an even better friend. I still can’t believe it. God bless you brother see you in paradise. LOVE and RESPECT forever. PS. Thank you for looking out and all the knowledge.

  5. Mike Says:

    Sorry to read this. Condolences to the family and much respect to the man’s memory. Ride in Peace.

  6. RT Says:

    My condolences to the brothers,family and friends of JD.


  7. conda peeler Says:

    I’m so very sorry to hear this..JD was a good person and a great friend. RIP My Dear Friend
    Condolences to his family and his brothers

  8. BMW Says:

    Ride in Peace! Condolences and regrets to his Brothers, family and friends on his passing. He sounds like a very interesting guy, and I am sure he will be missed. L,H&R BMW

  9. Kathleen Carroll Says:

    Thank You all for the love and support showed to my family and I during this time of grief. Never Forget!

  10. SingSing Says:

    R.I.P….RESPECT to his memory, his family and his nation from Trinity Riders CMC. Im sure this man touched many many people with his personality and smiles. Condolences. May his family and friends heal and return to happy fond memories of him.

  11. Cap'n Bill Says:


  12. ghost Says:

    condolences to the family and the club!!!! knee surgery??? I smell a huge lawsuit that should be filed A.S.A.P!!!!!

  13. slycechyx Says:

    Damn shame, condolences to his family & friends.

  14. shovelny Says:

    my condolences
    R.I.P J.D

  15. mad man Says:

    sincere condolences to his family,brothers and friends…rip

  16. CN Says:

    Vince 1%’er:

    With all due respect & if it’s appropriate, should you see JC or any of the Fast Pack from Rochester there and it’s not too much trouble, please relay my honest condolences and respect to them as they grieve the loss of their Brother. Rebel, would you please email Vince 1%’er and give him my name and any other information he might need.

    Thank you both,

    PS I sent a copy of this Article & comments to Diamond Dan as he was from Connecticut & New York at one time. Copies of this blog are always appreciated by those who are locked up regardless of Club if you’re looking to send something to a Brother/Friend on the inside or at least that has been my experience,

  17. Ol'Goat Says:


  18. Dr. Sardonicus Says:

    Now riding with a different bunch of angels, beyond the reach of the long arm of the law. Vaya con dios, carnale.

  19. SkinnyBill Says:

    Condolences to JD’s brothers and family.

  20. Caretaker Says:

    R.I.P JD,you will be missed. My condolences to all who knew and loved him.

    Vince- i’m going too,if i’m not snowed in. I’ll maybe see you there.


  21. WARTHOG Says:

    My heartfelt condolences to the friends, family, and brothers of John “JD” Dawson. Forever Angel. GBNF




  22. 10Guage Says:

    Condolences to all who knew and loved this man.

  23. Sydney Says:

    Condolences to JD’s Brothers and Family. May you ride free and Rest in Peace.

  24. WheresMyBoots Says:

    Condolences to his Brothers, Family, and Friends. Ride Free Sir.
    Honor & Respects.

  25. Mike 184 Says:

    Rest in peace sir. Respect and condolences to all who knew him.

  26. CN Says:

    Too Young & Far Too Soon. Sincere Condolences & Sympathies to Brothers, Family & Friends. L&R RIP,

  27. Screwdriver Says:

    Condolences to his family, his Club and his friends.

  28. rollinnorth Says:

    Condolences to his family, his Club and his friends.

  29. VINCE 1%er Says:

    I’ll be attending JD’s farewell in Middletown NY along with many others here from Connecticut & the Tr-State area.
    R.I.P. JD You’ll Be Remembered by Many & Never Forgotten.

  30. JMacK Says:

    My condolences to The Brothers and Family of Mr. Dawson.
    Rest in your Freedom.


  31. RVN69 Says:

    Ride in Peace John “JD” Dawson. Condolences to his Brothers, Family and friends.

  32. Jim666 Says:

    R.I.P. My friend. you will be remembered.

    Thank you Rebel

  33. jj solari Says:

    died of complications from knee surgery? ok, well, I gut one, no make that two, million questions now.

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