OBITUARY

William P Dwyer

March 21, 1949January 6, 2021
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William P. Dwyer, age 71, from Downers Grove, IL originally from Wallingford, CT. Beloved husband to Nam Yong (Nancy) Dwyer for 46 loving years. Adored father to George (Julie) Dwyer, Carol (Scott) DeFreitas. Cherished grandfather to Lillian and Paul Dwyer, and Sloane DeFreitas. Caring son to Shirley Dwyer. He was preceded in death by his father John Dwyer and his sister Kathleen Dwyer. Loving brother to Dennis, Thomas, Joseph G. and Patrick Dwyer. Admired uncle to Joseph I. Dwyer. Proud alumnus of Xavier High School, located in Middletown CT and Norwich University in VT. He proudly served in the Army from 1971-1975 as a First Lieutenant, assigned to serve in Korea. He was a licensed Mechanical Engineer who worked in sales for Somes-Nick and CO in Chicago, IL for 41 years. He was an avid golfer, was fond of horse racing. His favorite sports teams was the Chicago Bears and the Boston Red Sox. Loved cheering for Army and his other favorite college team, which was whoever was the playing against Notre Dame that day. He will be missed dearly by many friends and relatives.

In consideration of the safety of our guests and associates, Blake-Lamb Funeral Home will adhere to the current gathering restrictions in the State of Illinois, which allow 10 or fewer guests (at any given time) at services. Proper social distancing must be practiced and all guests will be required to wear face masks at all times. THE VISITATION FOR MR. DWYER IS BY RESERVATION ONLY. Please call Blake-Lamb Funeral Home (630-964-9392) between the hours of 9:00 AM and 4:30 PM to reserve a time to attend. Thank you for your cooperation. Visitation Saturday, January 9th 2021 at Blake-Lamb Funeral Home, 5015 Lincoln Avenue, Lisle, IL 60532, as stated above, please call for a reservation to attend the visitation. A private burial will take place at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery 20953 W Hoff Rd, Elwood, IL 60421.

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PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation

    Saturday, January 9, 2021

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Funeral Service, Graveside Service

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Tim Jameson

January 12, 2021

Dwyer family,

Condolences on the passing of Bill. I work at Siemens in Burlington, Iowa (former Murray turbines) and I was fortunate to be able to spend time with him through the years at conferences & project meetings. He was a great guy and I was able to learn a lot from him. He will definitely be missed.

Regards,
Tim Jameson & family

Thomas Williams

January 9, 2021

I was Bill's roommate our senior year at Norwich and he was a hell of a guy. As an engineering major he always had his nose in the books but during that year we managed to have a lot of fun, including a number of Saturday night trips to the night clubs at the various ski resorts in Vermont. It was even more fun trying to get home in Bill's old car after a night in the clubs. I remember one night we had to drive home by moonlight because his alternator didn't work and we had to turn off the lights in order to conserve the battery. Thank God it was a full moon. He will be sorely missed. My heart felt sympathy to his family. Tom "gumper" Williams

John Lemke

January 9, 2021

Very sorry to hear of Bills passing. We were both in Mechanical Engineering at Norwich University. We started out freshman year with about 45 but were down to 12 or 15 the last two years. We were a very tight group and knew each other well. I can still see Bill taking a Wallace test and working that slide rule.
My condolences to his family. Rest in peace.

Francis Kobylenski NU '71'

January 9, 2021

My condolences to all of Bill's Family and Friends. I am sad upon learning of Bill's passing. We were classmates at Norwich University and my memories of him are that he was a friendly, kind, honest and smart aspiring engineer. He will be missed and remembered by all his NU Classmates when we gather together this fall for a fiftieth reunion.

James Coleman

January 9, 2021

Camp Casey, Korea circa early 1970s outside the 72nd Armor Regiment HQ.

Bill Barnes

January 9, 2021

It is with great sorrow that I read of Bill's passing, it seems like just yesterday we were all sitting in class together. Bill will be missed.

James Coleman

January 9, 2021

Bill and I served at the same army post off the Demilitarized Zone in South Korea, both as officers in the Second Infantry Division, both married sisters and married both in the Stone Chapel in Camp Casey, Gyeonggi Province, Republic of Korea. However, Bill was there in the early 70’s and I was there in the early 80’s.
Horse racing and ‘the track’ were a secret back when Bill and I went to the track that Thanksgiving weekend many, many years ago. He swore me to secrecy, and he did well that day.
While we lived in Florida, I played golf with Bill when he and “Sister” came to visit. One day his old ‘lefty’ clubs arrived in the mail. When I open the box, I saw they were Bill’s and assumed he bought a new set. By the looks of these clubs, it was a long time between new ones. I bought this bag to entice him back to Florida to play but, we had played our last round and did not even know it.
Bill went to bed, went to sleep, went with Jesus, went to heaven, went to God.
He passed as he lived his life as a spirit of calm demeanor and quiet strength.
Bill, happy in heaven, God’s blessings be upon you.


Peter Cargill

January 8, 2021

Bill was my roommate at Norwich our Sophomore year. I was shocked and saddened when I read of his passing after recently dropping him a note at Christmas concerning our 50th. My wife and I have great memories of him staying with us at Fort Gordon. He was a great kid....

Bob Hagen Jr

January 8, 2021

May god bless you and welcome you in open arms. I enjoyed the years we worked together with Bill and the rest of the team. God Bless. Bob Hagen

Mitch Timmerman

January 8, 2021

I'm going to miss the periodic calls from Bill about some old steam turbine in his territory. He was always a great rep for the "Murray" and a pleasure to work with. My deepest sympathies to his family and all those at Somes-Nick.

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