Nightengale: Andre Dawson embraces death in new life running funeral home

From Bob Nightengale at USA Today on May 8, 2018:

[Andre] Dawson, who for 21 years was one of the most dynamic players in baseball, winning one MVP in Chicago and finishing runner-up twice in Montreal, has gone from the ranks of the enshrined in Cooperstown to the ranks of the embalmers in a land where many go to die.

Dawson and his wife of 40 years, Vanessa, own and operate the Paradise Memorial Funeral Home in Richmond Heights, Fla.

“I always thought that Andre was a renaissance man,’’ Hall of Fame president Jeff Idelson said, “but this is taking it to a different level.

“You see Hall of Famers go into all kinds of businesses when they retire, but the funeral home business?’’

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Originally published: May 9, 2018. Last Updated: May 9, 2018.