Walter T. Dawson

walter dawson

November 28, 1937 ~ January 7, 2023

Dawson, Walter, age 85, of Englewood Cliffs, passed away on Saturday January 7, 2023. He was born in Englewood, NJ to the Late Walter Alexander and Helen (nee: Kelly) Dawson. Beloved husband to Kathyrn (nee: Kloeber) Loving father to Walter Dawson Jr., and Tracy Cibischino. Cherished grandfather to Luigi Jr., fiancée, Erica, Montana, Walter III, and Sage. Brother of Joseph Dawson. He was a member of one of the pioneer families of Coytesville, now a section of Fort Lee. An iconic business man- who owned and operated Kelly’s Automotive Service, a landmark on Lemoine Ave. for over 65 years.

The family will receive their friends on Tuesday from 4-8pm at the Frank A. Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home 327 Main Street “opposite the Fort Lee Library”. The funeral will leave Wednesday at 9:30 AM for the celebration of his funeral mass in Holy Trinity R C Church at 10am. Interment to follow in Westwood Cemetery. For condolences, directions, or information or call (201) 944-0100.


Funeral Mass: January 11, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Holy Trinity
2367 Lemoine Ave
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Visiting: January 10, 2023 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Frank Patti And Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Directors
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Interment: January 11, 2023 11:15 am - 11:45 am

Westwood Cemetery
23 Kinderkamack Road
Westwood, NJ 07677

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  1. RIP Walter! You have touched so many lives, you are one of those great individuals who will be dearly missed by everyone! I only knew you for a few years but I learned one of the best lessons from you: Have a thicker skin, don't let it get you! You showed me kindness at a time when I had almost given up on life. Believe it or not the job you gave me (and allowed me to keep despite 100% lateness) helped me immensely as it was the one steady thing in my life at the time. Thanks to you I was able to heal, recover, clear my name and get back to EMS. Thank you for everything Walter! I know you're off to a better place, there is nowhere to go from here but up! Don't forget to smile down on us now and then! You are missed!

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