Professor Emeritus of Systematic Theology Donald G. Dawe dies


On Monday, June 4, 2012, Union Presbyterian Seminary lost a beloved professor, friend, and colleague when Dr. Donald Gilbert Dawe passed away. Dr. Dawe was the Robert L. Dabney Professor Emeritus of Systematic Theology at Union. He joined the faculty of Union Theological Seminary in Richmond in 1969 where he remained a member of the faculty until he retired in 1996. Prior to that, he served as faculty of Union Theological Seminary in New York and Macalester College.

To recognize the Dawes (Donald and his wife Nancy) for their commitment and dedication to the church, an endowment was established in 2005 through the Community Foundation. The Dawe Lectures were developed and are held as an annual event for the teaching of emotional and ethical growth.


“We were truly saddened to hear of the passing of Donald Dawe. His love of God, stellar work at the seminary, and the legacy he left for our students will be remembered. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family,” said Dr. Brian Blount, president. 

The memorial service will be held Friday, June 15, at 11 am at Westminster Canterbury (Richmond, VA) in the Sara Belle November Theater. Reception will follow.