Memorial Created By
Sarah Smith Elementary

Mr. Terry Dawson

February 20, 1952 - October 26, 2020

This GatheringUs memorial was created to celebrate the life of Mr. Terry Dawson. Collecting your stories and memories here will offer his family and each of us great comfort. Thank you for participating in this lasting memorial. Also, if you would like to donate in his honor, we have setup a GoFundMe page...  see more

We are deeply saddened by the loss of our dear friend and beloved Mr. Terry who passed away surrounded by family on October 26th. Mr. Terry was originally hospitalized due to complications of cancer and was fighting an impossible battle. This is an incredible loss to our Sarah Smith family, as he was the heart and soul of our school for over 10 years. In addition to his time of service around the hallways and classrooms, he was someone...  see more
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  • Val Shujaee
    Mr. Terry was the heart of Sarah Smith, and what a loss for the SRS community. He always had a kind word and a hug for parents passing through the hallways, and the children adored him and loved to celebrate his birthday! He was a calming presence in a...  more
  • Daniel Sprague
    Mr. Terry was such a special and kind human being! Each morning we would talk football and just check in with each other to see how we were doing. He always helped get various events ready by setting up the gym with tables and chairs. He put down and...  more
  • Robin Ortale
    Mr. Terry had a gift for making people feel special. Without fail, he had a smile and a hug for me - every time he saw me! He made Sarah Smith such a warm and welcoming place. I will miss him dearly - he was one of a kind!
  • Audrie Fambro
  • Audrie Fambro
    Mr Terry was a legend and truly unforgettable. He holds a special place in our hearts. I’m so thankful for the years of knowing him. He’s been called home and will be deeply missed. Thank you for the hugs, inspiring words, and a shoulder to lean on. God Bless 🙏🏾
  • Susan Popowski
    Susan Popowski added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Mr. Terry Dawson:
  • Susan Popowski
    As a parent, I feel like I am always learning something new. This week I am learning to say goodbye to a good friend and teaching my children to remember the gifts that friend, Mr. Terry, shared with our school. Mr. Terry brought joy, happiness, and...  more