Dr. Robert Ernest Dawson, 87, passed away on June 24, 2012 of complications from Parkinson's disease. Beloved husband of Dr. Josephine N. Dawson, nee Nesmith; loving father of Josephine Robbin Dawson Pogue (Russell), Alain Helen Dawson (Jose Corpuz), and Megan Ruth Dawson Jaffe (Sean); adoring grandfather of Josephine Isabeau Pogue, Gillian Zenaida Corpuz, and Elliot Ernest Corpuz. Graduated from Antioch College, Master's degree from the University of Chicago, Ph.D. in psychology from the Illinois Institute of Technology. President of Dawson Consultants, Inc. Community liaison for the Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (C.A.P.S.), board member of the Chicago Children's Choir, one-time president of the Kenwood Open House Committee. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held Saturday, Nov. 17, 10 a.m. at the Beverly Unitarian Church, 10244 S. Longwood Dr. in Beverly. Arrangements entrusted to Donnellan Funeral Home.