John “Jack” Dawson J.D. ’60 was born in Seattle Washington in 1935. He graduated from Seattle University in 1957, and in June he married Lynn Loudon (his wife of 60 years). They traveled to the Santa Clara Valley, where Jack pursued a degree in law, graduating from SCU School of Law, having been the youngest person in his class. Jack and Lynn settled in Los Gatos, where they raised their three children, Kerry Hughes ’83, John, and Brett. As a practicing attorney in Campbell, he was actively involved in rotary and the Campbell Chamber of Commerce, of which he held various roles, including president at the age of 28. He continued his involvement with the community through his coaching in local youth sports. Those sports included football, basketball, and baseball. Jack relished competition and preached sportsmanship above all else. He served as president of his local country club (La Rinconada) in 1997, a place he enjoyed while trying to play golf as often as possible. Jack was a recognized authority on bankruptcy law and was highly respected by those judges in front of whom he regularly appeared, both in federal and state court. This success led to him being noticed by large firms who continuously sought to hire him, but he maintained his independent practice. Jack was active among SCU alumni and served on the SCU Board of Fellows. He passed away on Dec. 10, 2017, at the age of 82. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Mary Mullane and Nora Mullane, and his brothers, Joseph Tyson and Michael Mullane. Jack is survived by his wife, Lynn; Children Kerry Hughes ’83 (Jim Hughes ’82), John, and Brett (Katherine); grandchildren Megan (Steve), Ryan, Dorian (Trevor), Logan, and Keely; and great-grandchildren Avery and Noah, brother Terry Mullane and sisters Kathy Thompson, Molly Beyer, and Nancy Mullane; and many loving nieces and nephews.

08 Nov 2018