Laconia-----Dwight T. Dobbin, 86, of the Taylor Community and formerly of Valley Road, Alton, where he had resided for forty-five years, died on Monday, June 18, 2007 at the Lakes Region General Hospital.
Mr. Dobbin was born June 24, 1920 in Fort Wayne, Indian, the son of Paul L. and Edna (Ryan) Dobbin.
Mr. Dobbin graduated from high school and business school in Peoria, Illinois. After graduation, he enlisted in the U. S. Navy in August, 1941, as an Apprentice Seaman and was honorably discharged nine years later as a Chief Yeoman. His service included six years in the Asiatic-Pacific area two years on the staff of Vice Admiral C. A. Lockwood, Commander Submarine Force, Pacific Fleet followed by a long tour of duty in the Middle East.
Mr. Dobbin was employed for many years with the Washington, D. C. law firm of Wilkinson, Cragun & Barker and also for many years in the N. H. Office of Legislative Services, Concord, NH. He was a member and past master of Winnipisaukee Lodge N. 75, F. & A.M., Alton, and a member of Temple Chapter No. 20, Royal Arch Masons, Rochester. He enjoyed playing golf and was a member of the Farmington Country Club.
Mr. Dobbin was first certified as a Tree Farmer by the Society for the Protection of N. H. Forests in 1963 and was designated to be the outstanding tree farmer in Belknap County in 1988.
Survivors include cousins, Philip Dobbin, of Sun City, Florida, Ethel Wilson, of Palm Bay, Florida, Jean Newlander, of Hellertown, Pennsylvania, Albert Messenie of Canoga Park, California and Ann Hoagland, of Concord, N. H., Heidi Little and her husband, Jerry, of North Weare, N. H., Jon Hoagland and his wife, Linda, of Loudon, N.H. and a brother-in-law, Fred Emerson, of Nashua, N. H. Mr. Dobbin was predeceased by his wife of fifty years, Dorothy (Emerson) Dobbin, in 2002 and by a brother, Capt. David P. Dobbin, in 1956.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, June 22, 2007 from 6:00-8:00PM in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH.
Services will be private.
Burial will be in the Lowell Cemetery, Lowell, Mass.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Winnipisaukee Lodge #75 F. & A. M., PO Box 745, Alton, NH 03809.
Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH is in charge of the arrangements.