Millard E. Dawson III, 73, of Newark, DE died peacefully with his family at his side Monday, May 28, 2018 of complications from Alzheimer’s disease.
Born in Wilmington, DE, he served proudly in the U.S. Navy for 23 years followed by 10 years at Delaware Emergency Management Agency and 15 years teaching at Delaware Technical Community College. He was an active member of the New Castle Sailing Club as well as the U.S. Submarine Veterans Holland Club and an avid reader of science fiction novels.
He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Lois; son Frank of Newark, DE; daughter Carol Finfer (Matt) of Wilmington, DE; three wonderful grandchildren, Erin and Andrew Dawson and Samantha Finfer; sister Bea Kelly of Elkton, MD; sister-in-law Lisa Dawson of Wilmington, DE; numerous nieces and nephews; and countless friends.
He was predeceased by his mother, Lora Belle Dawson and father, Millard E. Dawson II, both of Wilmington, DE and his brother Ben Dawson of Wilmington, DE.
A visitation will be held on Sunday, June 3, 2018 from 2-3 pm. followed by a memorial service at 3pm at the McCrery and Harra Funeral Home, 3710 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE, 19808. Burial will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60601.