always smiling
Dawn Marie Baylor Kaufman
  • 56 years old
  • Date of birth: May 9, 1959
  • Place of birth:
    Peekskill, New York, United States
  • Date of passing: Apr 11, 2016
  • Place of passing:
    Milton, Pennsylvania, United States
Let the memory of Dawn be with us forever
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Dawn Baylor Kaufman, 56, born on May 9, 1959 and passed away on April 11, 2016. We will remember her forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Tiffany Girardi on 9th May 2017

"Happy 2nd birthday in Heaven mom. The pain and emptiness truly does not get any easier but I am trying so hard to learn to live with it for your sake. Shine down on me and your grandchildren and know that I will forever keep your memory and love alive. Until we meet again, you are forever in my heart!!"

This tribute was added by Penny D. Sherwood on 13th April 2017

"It's been a year already! I just pulled out the floppy lime-green crocheted hat you made for me. I know you are in good hands now. Although, your missed tremendously. I think about you when new crochet patterns come up and we chat about them. Forever, your friend, Penny"

This tribute was added by Eileen Fusaro on 13th April 2017

"HI MY VERY SPECIAL FRIEND...I FIND MYSELF STARING AT THE PICTURE THAT YOU DID FOR ME AND THINKING BACK AT SOME OF OUR SILLY TIMES TOGETHER. BUT WHAT I REMEMBER THE MOST ABOUT YOU, IS YOUR LAUGH!!!! I'D CRACK UP EVERY TIME THAT YOU LAUGHED AND THERE WERE MANY OF THOSE TIMES, BECAUSE YOU COULD FIND THE BEST IN EVERYTHING. YOU LAUGHED AT ALL THE FUNNY THINGS THAT LIFE BROUGHT YOUR WAY AND WHEN YOU LAUGHED WE ALL LAUGHED WITH YOU. YOU BROUGHT LIFE TO US WHO WERE REALLY DOWN..YOU WERE THAT LIGHT THAT THEY SPEAK ABOUT IN THE BIBLE..YOU SHINE THROUGH ALL THE DARKEST TIMES, WHEN THE CLOUDS OR FOG ARE THE THICKEST, THERE YOU ARE WALKING RIGHT THROUGH THEM WITH YOUR BEAUTIFUL SMILE AND LAUGHTER, SO DARKNESS HASN'T GOT A CHANCE WHEN "DAWN" COMES IN THE DOORS OF THOSE WHO ARE DEPRESSED, SAD, HURTING OR LONELY....SHE IS AND ALWAYS BE MY FRIEND THAT BROUGHT ME OUT OF DARKNESS AND BACK INTO THE LIGHT...THANKS MY DEAR FRIEND FOR ALL THE HAPPINESS YOU FILLED MY LIFE WITH....I LOVE YOU NOW AND I ALWAYS WILL...JUST SAYING YOUR NAME OR SEEING A PHOTO OF YOU BRINGS SUCH HAPPINESS AND HAPPY MEMORIES TO ME..SO...."UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN"...MY FRIEND...ENJOY HEAVEN....XOXOXOXOXO"

This tribute was added by Tiffany Girardi on 11th April 2017

"Mom,
I have been dreading this day all year and it came by so quickly. Oddly, the painful ache has not lessened but it has not gotten worse. I guess that is what happens when you lose a piece of your heart. And that is what happened mom, you were a big piece of my heart and it will never fully be whole again. Yet, that is okay because I have to do what you want, move on and raise your precious legacies even with the ache in my chest. Not a day goes by that I do not think of you and it is both comforting and heartbreaking at the same time. Today on the anniversary of your passing, I slept in dreaming of you and I feel that it was you telling me that things will be okay. I will miss you until my dying day until I am reunited with you again, until then I will keep your memory alive forever!!
All my love forever,
Your daughter
Tiffany"

This tribute was added by Allen Sr. on 11th April 2017

"There is not a day goes by that I think of you, Sweet Pea, with very good memories, I truly miss you, it is hard to believe it has been a year already...The good memories help with the pain of loosing the love of my life..There will always be a place in my heart until the day the Lord takes me to be in his company, for you."

This tribute was added by Tiffany Girardi on 9th April 2017

"How is it that a year has almost passed since you left us? Seems like an eternity. All I know is my life has not been the same since you died and I know it never will be. All I have are memories and precious items of yours for which I will never part. I will never stop aching for the time we lost. I hope you know how much you have always meant to me. Perhaps this eternal torment is the price for our estrangements over the years but I know you always loved me and would want me to be happy. I just pray you truly are in a better place and you still get to see your 4 beautiful legacies grow up. I love and miss you more than words could ever say and my heart aches for you everyday and I expect it always will!!"

This tribute was added by Joe Girardi on 29th December 2016

"Dawn, you are truly missed.  We never got to spend that much time together, and being in the military a lot of time was taken from you and your daughter.  It is hard not to live in regret, but we must live everyday like it is our last.  Who knew your time was so short.  Seeing you in the hospital hugging and holding your grandchildren knowing it was the last time you would see them was devastating.  You never really had the chance to get to know Jacob or Madison, but they will learn from Tiffany and I what a truly fantastic and wonderful woman you were.  We know you are somewhere among the stars shining down upon us.  We all love and miss you."

This tribute was added by Tiffany Girardi on 29th December 2016

"Our first Christmas without you has come and gone and you were never far from our thoughts. The holidays were a little less bright without you and your lively activity of baking and making gifts for others. I pray I can feel your strength to start the New Year without you. There is an empty hole in my heart that will never be fully filled. Until we meet again, I hold the memories of you close to my heart and pray that you are watching over me and your family who loves you so much!"

This tribute was added by Tiffany Girardi on 27th August 2016

"It's been over four months mother and I still miss you as much as I did the day you died. I imagine there won't be a day that goes by that I won't miss your smile, your voice, your warm hug. I can still hear your voice and advice in my head and I hope it continues for the rest of my life until I can see you again. All my love forever. You will never be forgotten."

This tribute was added by Inez Gilbert on 18th May 2016

"since you departed, I still think of you every day, I miss you very much, I still cry when I think of you or talk about you to someone.  I treasure the memories that we shared and all the drawings you did for me.  We all love and miss you.  
Rest in peace, spread your wings and look in on us often.  Aunt Susie"

This tribute was added by Tiffany Girardi on 24th April 2016

"They say u never fully appreciate what u had til it's gone. And u always told me that I would only ever have one mother. U were so right and no one will ever replace u!!! Though our time was cruelly cut short my memories of you will never fade!!! I see so much of you in my beautiful girls your legacy and I promise to continue to make u proud til I see u again!!!! Forever ur pumpkin!!!"

This tribute was added by Allen Sr. on 24th April 2016

"To a woman I will not ever forget, and to tell her how much I love her every day of my remaining days. You brought joy to my life when I first started to see you. GOD GIRL I LOVE YOU WITH ALL MY HEART, BODY, MIND, & SOUL...I still tell you good night every night and I LOVE YOU MY SWEET PEA/BABY CAKES!!"

This tribute was added by Debra Myers on 15th April 2016

"Dawn was a very brave and wonderful person from the school years on. She never complained about what she was going through and found good in everything. Not only was she a great friend, but a totally wonderful person. She may be gone but never forgotten!!"

This tribute was added by Clara Rice on 15th April 2016

"dawn, i will never forget when and where we met......it was at the ALL-AMERICAN TRUCK PLAZA aka penn 80 now......it was around 1994 .........and we were instant friends till this day we are still friends......we went through alot together and i thank you for that and your very special friendship u r definitely one of a kind.....god broke the mold when he made u.......and tiffany god takes the very best first....if u or shawn or rusty need anything call me.....570-246-1283 or 570-238-8122 this is my son's number......write 751 Mahoning Street Apt. 29 Milton PA 17847......Dawn always said if they cant come see me when i am alive they dont need to come see me when i am gone.....that was her......u are loved and missed very much and most definitely not forgotten..........."

This tribute was added by Zach Zingis on 15th April 2016

"Rusty the last conversation I had with dawn she was saying about free help to clean her house and she was looking into it. I told her I would help clean. Also I miss dawn so much for her laughter, her advice about life, and I remember her saying I was a great kid . and the last thing she made me was chocolate truffle , and homemade peppermint cookie's. She was sure the Baker,  and she made scarfs for the woman's homeless shelter during the winter I remember telling dawn Rusty is sure the model for showing off your scarfs , and hats. And I know she would tell me and everyone please don't be sad I am gone. Be happy and celebrate my life, and to everyone know I am in heaven doing well and seeing some of my family in heaven and I am still making scarfs, hats, for everyone. And also she has her own art studio still drawing art. Dawn until me , Rusty, and all off your family including your daughter and son and rusty your love of your life when we meet again in heaven. Fly high, and I know if you have an option if the Lord ask you where would you like to be for your spirit and soul in your family's heart and every peace of you would be in everyone that loved you, but your biggest piece of your body soul and spirit would be in your husband. I know she would pick that option every time."

This tribute was added by Eileen Fusaro on 13th April 2016

"This tribute to Dawn is absolutely amazing. I met her almost 11 years ago when my husband and I moved to Milton. She always walked Bearsy every morning without fail and one day she needed to use the bathroom..and ever since that day, we were friends...Dawn, what more can I say about you...you were always there when I needed you...You would make me smile or laugh when I was down...and you drew a picture of "Snoopy" for me and one of "Garfield" for Steve and they are still hanging on the wall in our living room...so any time I want to smile, all I have to do is look up and see my friend...I feel so honored to have these because I'll always have something special that you made for me and Steve. They will be treasured forever as will your friendship...I love you my friend and I will miss you forever...Sleep in peace, Dawn..."

This tribute was added by Cyndy Schaeffer on 13th April 2016

"Dawn was a beautiful person both inside and out she will be missed and is unreplaceable"

This tribute was added by Charloette Greiner on 13th April 2016

"You will truely be missed by many people Dawn...Haven't know you very long but you are a beautiful woman...My prayers goes to the Kaufman family and her extended family"

This tribute was added by Inez Gilbert on 13th April 2016

"Dawn Marie was very special to me as I knew her since birth, at thirteen I spent my summers in NY babysitting her.  She was a very loving, caring, and talented young lady taken before her time.  May she forever rest in peace in eternity with our family loved ones.  Until we meet again, love always."

This tribute was added by Susan Nichols on 13th April 2016

"Dawn was such a sweet yet strong person. Loyal to the end and a fighter to the end. She tried to help others as she was in pain. And what a talented person - her crocheted items will be treasured by all who are lucky enough to have some. One of my favorite cousins, gone way too soon."

This tribute was added by Penny D. Sherwood on 13th April 2016

"I met you in school for a short time. And that time was lost over the years. Once again we were able to connect and share same differences. Crochet buddies as we were. I admired all those cloths you made for that specific facility. You are the bravest fighter I know, (besides me). I feel like I've lost my confidant . I'm happy that the pain is now gone and you will be at peace. You are an Angel to all! RIP my friend Dawn!"

This tribute was added by Allen Sr. on 13th April 2016

"To a Goddess in my heart, my soulmate, love of my life. I will ALWAYS love you with all my heart and soul. You will never be far from my thoughts day and night. GOD GIRL I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!!!"

This tribute was added by Tiffany Girardi on 13th April 2016

"To a woman who was larger than life and guided me even at times when I did not know or want it. Mom even in the bad times I never stopped loving you or thinking about you. My heart has a hole and an ache that will never go away. I will never understand why God wanted to take you so early in life. I treasure what we have and pray God can give me your strength and courage to carry on. I am so empty and lost without you."


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