Christopher Dawe

Obituary of Christopher Simms Dawe

Christopher Dawe, age 65 of Lehman, passed away Thursday, May 7, 2020 at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. He was born in Newport News, VA on September 23, 1954 and was the son of Judith Simms Dawe of Lehman and the late Gordon Dawe. Chris grew up in Lehman and was educated at Lake-Lehman School District, graduating in 1972. In 1973, he enlisted in the U.S. Airforce and served during the Vietnam era in Spain, at the rank of Senior Airman. Chris was honorably discharged in 1977. Upon returning, he enrolled at Luzerne County Community College and graduated as a Registered Nurse. Chris worked in Utah for several years and then returned to Lehman. He worked in the Emergency Room at Nesbit Memorial Hospital and then at S.C.I. Dallas as a nurse, until he reached retirement. Chris was interested in classic cars, motorcycles, football and helping his brother out at the family farm. He also was a statistician for the Berwick football team. Christopher was a member of the Lehman-Idetown United Methodist Church and Masonic Lodge. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his brother, William G. Dawe and his wife Dottie; nephew, John W. Dawe of Kingston; and many cousins. A graveside service will be held Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 11:00 am at the Lehman Center Cemetery. Masks and social distancing will be required by the family. Arrangements are by the Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home, Inc., corners of routes 29 and 118, Pikes Creek. Memorial donations may be made to the Luzerne Foundation, 34 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 or to the Lehman-Idetown United Methodist Church, PO Box 12, Lehman, PA 18614.
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Graveside Service

11:00 am
Saturday, June 6, 2020
Lehman Center Cemetery
Lehman, Pennsylvania, United States
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