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Dr. Darrell D. Dawson ‘62

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Dr. Darrell D. Dawson on July 2, 2018, surrounded by family and friends at his home in Santa Fe, New Mexico, at age 78.

Darrell Dawson circa 1970 with his nephew, Michael.

Born in Springfield, Ohio, on September 17, 1939, to Clara Leona Wenigar and John Dudley Dawson, he is preceded in death by brother Evan Dawson (Sue) of New York, NY.

Darrell is survived by brother John Dawson ’58 (Sarah Dawson ‘61) of Lee, NH; children Jennifer Dawson of Los Angeles, CA, and Justin Dawson ’95 of Santa Fe, NM; and grandson John Bodhi Dawson of Jaco, Costa Rica.

A graduate of Antioch College (class of '62), Darrell received his PhD from Adelphi University in 1968 after completing his doctoral work at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts. He went on to serve as a clinical psychologist at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY, and at State University of New York in New Paltz, NY, before establishing a private practice in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he has been a resident since 1972.

Memorial services will be held in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation. Details of both forthcoming and will be available at

Photo of Darrell in about 1970 with his nephew, Michael, the son of John F. Dawson '58.