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 The Rev. Robert Dwight

The Rev. Robert B Dwight PhD

Wednesday, December 18th, 1935 - Saturday, August 22nd, 2020
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The Rev. Robert B Dwight Ph.D.
Died on August 22, 2020 after a short illness. He was born in Visalia CA, December 18, 1935 to Marian Bolman and Herbert MacGilvray Dwight. Bob has one brother Herbert Dwight Jr. (Jane).
Bob loved his daily run to Ghost light coffee and Dorothy Lane Market, books, bookstores, writing sermons, Paul Tillich, baseball, ‘49ers, Buster Bars at the Dairy Queen, long walks with his daughter Megan, caring for his pets, trips to London, California, West Virginia, classical music & WGUC FM, all his dear, dear friends at Christ Church and beyond.
But most of all, he loved and was deeply loved by his family. He was a loving partner and companion to Rose Bowen Dwight, his wife since 1962. He was a devoted father to his two daughters Megan MacGilvray Dwight Johnson, M.D. (Steve), Studio City, CA and Carson Anne Dwight (deceased) and loving “Poppy” to four grandchildren, Cameron Roberts (his father Kenneth Roberts), Julian Johnson, Tiana Dwight, and Josie Johnson.
He was ever kind, caring, gentle, and thoughtful. He was as dependable as the day is long. Although he was a quiet man, he loved to strike up a friendly conversation with everyone he met on his daily rounds. While he loved serious, even grim, literature, he was also the first to laugh at a really outrageous Saturday Night Live skit. Friends and even people who only knew him briefly felt connected with and understood by him. Soothing words from him could reassure almost any anxiety.
He graduated from Stanford University ’58 where he played varsity baseball, and served a short time in the U.S. Army in the basement of the Pentagon. He attended The Church Divinity School of the Pacific B.A, ’62 and was ordained an Episcopal Priest in 1962 in the Diocese of Oregon. He was priest in charge of the Church of the Resurrection, in Eugene, and then obtained a Ph.D. in Psychology in 1972 from the University of Oregon.
He retired from Good Samaritan Hospital as a Psychologist. Then worked as a clinical psychologist with the Wright State University Division of Applied Psychology. For years he assisted parishes in the Diocese of Southern Ohio as an Interim or Priest in Charge, always helping out at Christ Episcopal Church, Dayton.
Bob will be interred in a private service in the columbarium at Christ Church with the assistance of The Rev. John Paddock Ph.D. A Celebration of Life will occur after the coronavirus is contained. Online memories and condolences may be left for the family at www.bakerhazelsnider.com
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Patricia Deweese

Posted at 10:30am
Rose
I'm sorry to see that Bob has passed away. He was an amazing spirit. I felt blessed to know him. He was helpful, insightful, and was a great help to myself and family during crisis and great joy. I'm sure you'll miss him greatly. God Bless you both. Peace be with you.

Patricia & Jim Deweese
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Penny Wolff

Posted at 08:32pm
Rose, Megan,
Bill and I were shocked to see Bobby's name in the obituary section of Sunday's DDN. How could it be? We have known your family for many years and you have rebounded from tragedies beyond compare. Bobby was my DLM buddy. Whenever we saw each other shopping we'd stop everything and talk over all that was going on in the world. The last time I saw him during the Pandemic just a few weeks ago, we couldn't stop to talk so we just nodded to one another in complicity. I sure will miss his bright smile. We pray for all of you in losing this gentle soul.
Penny and Bill Wolff
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Michael Harbaugh

Posted at 05:22pm
I was fortunate enough to be chosen to establish the Huber Heights satellite office with Bob. I really enjoyed working with him. He was such a positive influence on me both professionally & personally. He and Rose were very influential in our decision to adopt our son for which we have been so grateful. I consider him to be a good friend even though we had lost touch. I loved his great stories and wonderful sense of humor.
MJ

Mary Kelly Jones

Posted at 04:01pm
I worked with Bob during his time at Good Samaritan and always enjoyed his sense of humor, his gentle way, his ready smile and his positive spirit. My sympathies to his family.
Mary Kelly Jones
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Dan Held

Posted at 02:32pm
Bob was someone I considered a dear friend, colleague, and supervisor at Good Sam in our adult out-pt. unit. I rarely called work supervisors friend, or even colleague. But Bob was the kind of supervisor who'd have insisted upon it. He was the master of horizontal relationships! Over the occasional Earl Grey tea in his office at 3 p.m. when a client failed to show for both of us (our offices were next door to each other), we'd commiserate about his San Francisco Giants and such. I'd hear of his trips to London. Never a better conversationalist in the world than Bob. I feel so sad about his passing. I share my warmest condolences with Rose and Megan. May God's peace with you.
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