James T. Dawsey, M.D.
James Thomas Dawsey, Senior, died peacefully on December 15, 2010 after a long battle with cancer.
A seven-year veteran of the United States Navy, Doctor Dawsey spent over 30 years as a doctor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, safeguarding thousands of lives during the course of his career. Between the years of 1980 and 1999, while he was living in Palm Beach County he served Bethesda Memorial Hospital and the local community in many positions, including: Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Secretary-Treasurer of the Medical Staff, and President of the Medical Staff.
After retiring from his medical practice, he continued serving his fellow man in the Nassau County Health Department, as a Member of the Board of the Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition, a Member of the Board of the Area Agency for the Aged, and in many capacities for the American Red Cross, including as Chairman of Emergency Services for ten Counties. As a member of the Rotary Club of Fernandina Beach he enjoyed serving on the scholarship committee and was active with the club’s dictionary project. When not participating in these and other volunteer activities, he spent his rare free time pursuing his interest in shooting.
He was preceded in death by his first son, John David Dawsey in 1970, and is survived by his wife Teresa Russell Dawsey, and his sons James Thomas Dawsey Jr. and Jeremy Todd Dawsey.
A private memorial service will be arranged in the coming weeks.
In lieu of flowers, donations to keep his memory alive may be sent to the Rotary Club of Fernandina Beach, Florida, or the American Red Cross.