Dawn Marie (Zaborowski) Shannon

Born: Thu., Apr. 8, 1965
Died: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018

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Dawn (Zaborowski) Collier Shannon

Dawn Marie Shannon, 52, of Hermitage, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Friday February 2nd, 2018 at UPMC Shadyside in Pittsburgh, PA following a long battle with cancer.  
Dawn was born on April 8th, 1965 to Ronald E. and Saundra (Andrews) Zaborowski in Sharon, PA. She graduated with honors from Farrell High School and earned her Associates Degree from Youngstown State University. She was the middle of 3 sisters who cheered for Farrell High School Sports from 1976 through 1989. On August 15th, 2014 she married her husband Chris Shannon in the wedding pavilion at the Grand Floridian in Disney World, Dawn’s favorite place in the world. Her husband Chris survives at home.
Dawn worked as a Food Service Inside Sales Rep. for Joy Cone Inc. for 18 years. Previously she worked at Eastern Petroleum in Girard, OH. She was a member of Victory Christian Center in Coitsville, OH. Her faith in God helped her get through the last six years, especially when her prognosis in February of 2012 was only 2 years. Her favorite saying was “Thank You Jesus”. She would pray and read her bible daily.
Dawn is survived by her loving husband Chris, daughter, Kayleigh Collier and her significant other Jake Stefanick and his daughter Arya Jane “Poppy” of Hermitage, a son, Kade Collier at home, her parents, two sisters, Lori O’Millian and her friend Dave Lenhart, Rhonda Majocha and husband Mark, two nephews, Camden and Cole Majocha of Moresville, NC. Also surviving are her only aunt and uncle, Kathy and Gary Andrews of Lebanon, PA, their daughter Alicia Thomas her husband Chad and their son, Paxton.

Dawn and Chris loved Disney World and traveled there 2 to 3 times a year with their co-horts in crime, her godson Cam and her “little round headed boy” Cole. They always wanted to know if Aunt Dawn and Uncle Cookie were coming too.

All we know, is that when Dawn hits those Pearly Gates, there better be a Disney World on the other side. You sit on that bench Dawn, and we’ll all eventually be there. Wait for us.

The family would like to thank all her family, friends, her church family, her Joy Cone family, and all the prayer groups that had her in their thoughts. Thank you to the doctors and medical staff on the second floor of the Hillman Cancer Center and Shadyside Hospital, especially the SICU where the doctors and staff could not have been any more caring and comforting. It helped the family get through a very difficult time.

In the words of our little Poppy, “Sh-h-h, Dawn is sleeping. I love you!” We will forever love you, Dawn. To the moon and back.
Per dawn’s request, private services will be held.

Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105 or the Hillman Cancer Center 5115 Center Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15232 in memory of Dawn.
Burial will take place in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to the SHERMAN Funeral Home & Cremation Service 2201 Highland Rd. Hermitage, PA 16148.

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Geri Perna
   Posted Sun February 04, 2018
Mr and Mrs Zaborowski, Chris, Kayleigh, Kade, Lori, Rhonda, Mark and the boys... I am simply heartbroken and I am sure that there aren't any words that I could say to bring comfort to all of you during this saddest of times. But, I want you to know how much she meant to me and how much I am already missing her. Dawn was the STRONGEST and most AMAZING woman I ever knew. I know that she is with Jesus now and free from pain. Please accept my deepest sympathy and prayers. May God give you peace and comfort. Love Geri and Joel

Todd Mattozzi
   Posted Mon February 05, 2018
My deepest sympathies to Chris, Kayleigh, Kade, and the Zabrowski's. Dawn was my friend from elementary school on. She was always so bubbly & energetic. She was such a warrior and fought so hard for so long. The Lord eased her burden. It's true what they say, great things come in small packages. Rest In Peace Dawn

mary gurtner
   Posted Mon February 05, 2018
so sorry for your loss chris and kakey she was such a wonderful woman

Carminal G Craig
   Posted Mon February 05, 2018
Sending my prayers to the family of my classmate Dawn. May God strengthen your broken ❤'s. I knew Dawn from elementary school all tgrough High School. She was one of Best always a great person to talk too. She will be missed dearly......R.I.P DAWN CLASS OF 1983

Jeff Marsteller
   Posted Mon February 05, 2018
Words cannot express the sadness that I feel. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family as you go through this difficult time. Dawn brought light to everyone who knew her and she will be missed by all of us.

Aaron George
   Posted Mon February 05, 2018
My condolences to Chris, Kayleigh, Kade and Mr. & Mrs. Zaborowski. Dawn was both fierce like a lion and loving and gentle like the lamb. I have the deepest respect for her in the way she carried herself and lived her life. I hope you can find peace. I will cherish the memory of her sardonic wit, unabashed laughter, warm smile, and genuine love she had for all of us at Joy.

Jerry Hornyak
   Posted Mon February 05, 2018
Chris & family, Our deepest sympathy to you and your family at this most sad and difficult time. May Almighty God's grace and blessing be upon you as your life's journey continues. With sympathy, Janice & Jerry Hornyak

The LiPetri Family
   Posted Tue February 06, 2018
Heartfelt sympathy to the whole family. She was, and is, an inspiration to us all.

Todd and Kate Garrett
   Posted Tue February 06, 2018
Our deepest sympathy to Mr and Mrs Zaborowski and all members of Dawns family. Dawn was such a good person and was a comfort to others even with the pain she herself endured. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Keith & Janice Bobby
   Posted Wed February 07, 2018
Words can never console the heart, only Jesus. Lifting you all up in prayer, that Jesus will help you thorough this difficult time.

Ernie and Sue Papay
   Posted Wed February 07, 2018
Our sincere condolences to you, Chris and family.

Natasha Robinson
   Posted Tue April 03, 2018
My condolences go out to Dawn's family. I remember you in high school as such a beautiful and cheerful young lady who was an ideal example of a cheerleader.

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