Steven M Dunwoody
September 30, 1957 – April 8, 2021
Steven Mark Dunwoody, 63, of Falmouth passed away peacefully on April 8, 2021 at Mercy Hospital in Portland Maine. His passing concludes a remarkable life replete with achievement and he will be remembered for his determination and optimism in the face of adversity.
Steve was born in Rhode Island, graduated from East Greenwich High School and the University of Maine Orono 79’. Was a member of the UMaine swim team and active member of Phi Gamma Delta. He was accepted into the United States Navy Officer’s Candidate School (OCS) and secured a coveted billet as F-14 Tomcat pilot. Achieved the rank of Lieutenant Commander, flew missions in the North Atlantic, Mediterranean and Persian Gulf owning over 400 (traps) on US Carriers. Lt. Dunwoody crossed Muammar Gaddafi’s “Line of Death” during the Libyan conflict earning him veteran of war status. Lt. Dunwoody served on the USS America and USS Roosevelt stationed in Virginia Beach and San Diego, afterwards joining the Navy Reserves.
Following active enlistment Steve flew 737 & 757 jets for Delta Airlines. Steve was an outdoorsman who loved skiing, climbing and hiking. He accomplished the summit and traverse of Mount McKinley. Steve was an avid supporter of the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. He was a devoted father to Calvin, Sam and Camille. Steve’s commitment to his family was unshakeable.
Steve is predeceased by his parents, Helen (Pansewicz) and Calvin Dunwoody of Kennebunk Maine, his brother Peter Dunwoody of Kingfield Maine. He is survived by his three children, Calvin, Samuel and Camille Dunwoody of Portland Maine and his beloved dog “Tuck” and brother Donald (Sherri) Dunwoody of East Greenwich, RI as well as niece and nephews James, Paul, Cael & Helena. Also, numerous relatives, Navy associates and friends from Maine to California.
There will be a memorial service at Saint Mary’s Episcopal Church of Falmouth, June 19, 2021 at 1:00 pm.
Donations can be made to the Maine Veterans Association and the Miami Project.
Saint Mary’s Episcopal Church
Steven M Dunwoody
April 23, 2021
I gave Steve his initial checkout in the 737 many years ago. We former Naval Aviators had a lot of fun flying together. He was gregarious, social and well liked. I knew he loved the outdoors by his talking about his many adventures. A good guy to fly with. My deepest condolonces.
Capt. Delta Airlines Retired
April 22, 2021
For All that called Steve Dunwoody a friend - what fortune that friendship has brought us!
Knowing Steve and spending quality time with him will always be amongst my cherished memories.
Find peace and joy as Steve’s soul soars in the heavens.
Love, Katie Kinsey