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East Liverpool Review
May 24, 1978

Services Slated For Ex-Treasurer

Services will be held Saturday for Bertram A. Dawson, 72, of 1879 Lisbon St., a former educator and treasurer for the City of East Liverpool.

Mr. Dawson was pronounced dead on arrival at City Hospital Wednesday at 8:12 p.m. after suffering an apparent heart attack at home.

A lifelong resident, Mr. Dawson was born here Sept. 2, 1905, a son of Avery Graham Dawson and Jennie M. Johnston Dawson.

He was appointed treasurer in August 1943 and retired last December, not choosing to seek a new term.
City Hall flags were lowered to half staff today out of respect for Mr. Dawson.

A graduate of Kenyon College in 1930, Mr. Dawson received his master’s degree in education form the University of Pittsburgh and attended Geneva College.

He began teaching in the East Liverpool School District in 1933 at the old Central building, served as principal at the former Pleasant Heights School before moving to the high school, where he served as dean of boys until he was retired in 1971 after 25 years’ service.

Mr. Dawson was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Masonic Riddle Lodge, Elks Lodge 258, The Old Timer’s Baseball Organization and the Republican Party.

In addition to his widow, Mrs. Ruby E. Wickline Dawson at home survivors include a son, Bert A. Dawson Jr. of Myler Park, Columbiana County Engineer, a brother, Claud H. Dawson of Parkersburg, W.Va., and two grandchildren.

The rites will be conducted Saturday at 1:30 p.m. from the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Donald R. Shank officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Dawson Funeral Home here Friday afternoon and night and Saturday one hour prior to the service at the church.

Contributed by BOB

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