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.
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