A Graveside Service was held for our wonderful Dad, Warren O. Dwight, 98, who passed away in his sleep on Wednesday, morning, July 8th 2020. His last words to us were "I'm looking forward to a good night's sleep". There was no specific cause of death. He died peacefully in his sleep.
Warren was born on September 7, 1921 in Tupper Lake, New York the son of Edwin Roy Dwight and Mary Louise Cote. Warren married Elaine Bismarck on August 21, 1948 where they resided on Long Island, NY and later retired to Keene, NY. He served in World War II from June 1942 to September 1945 in the 677th Bombardment Squadron – Air Offensive Japan, Burma, China, and India. He received the World War II Victory Medal, American SV Medal, Asiatic Pacific SV Medal and Good Conduct Medal.
Warren is survived by his wife; our mother, Elaine R. Dwight of Keene, NY; three children, Timothy Warren Dwight of Peru, IN, Emily Elizabeth Scozzafava of Kent CT, and Gregory Stephen Dwight of Goodyear, AZ; six grandchildren, Tyler, Alexandra, David, Madison, Christopher, and Noah; one great-granddaughter, Eirin and one great-grandson, Oliver. He was predeceased by his grandson Jacob. He is also survived by his sister Joan Brown of Harvest, AL.
Warren was a fine musician, trumpet player – big band jazz being his all-time favorite music to play.
Dad was a loving, gentle, and quiet husband and father who enjoyed fishing, hunting, bird watching, reading and smoking his pipe.
The graveside service was held at 12:00 pm on Sunday, July 12th at Norton Cemetery, Keene, NY with Reverend John Sampson, Pastor of Keene Valley Congregational Church, officiating. Military Honors were provided by the Keene Valley American Legion,Post 1312, Keene Valley, NY.
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