Dwight was born October 10, 1955 in Bath the son of Patricia L. (Cool) Pye and the late Douglas H. Pye, Sr. Dwight was a proud alumnus of Morse High School Class of 1973.
As a child, Dwight was known for being very gentle and kind – a friend to all, and rescuer of wayward animals – including a large turtle he placed into the bathtub and named “Elvis” in hopes his mother would let him keep it. He loved the water and spent many hours swimming at Center Pond in Phippsburg, surfing at Seawall Beach and Small Point, and lobster fishing with his Dad and uncles. His favorite places were the Kelp Shed at Hermit Island, the infamous Bath City Library Park, and the Alliquippa Harbor. Dwight was shy and soft spoken but caught the eye of many girls with his longer hair and ability to play any song on his guitar by ear. He loved the music of James Taylor, Bob Dylan and the Beatles. Another of his talents was sketching and watercolor painting.
Life was not easy for our sweet Dwight. He suffered two traumatic brain injuries, the last one leaving him in a wheelchair for the past 33 years. Despite his many hardships he has kept a smile on his face, and always told his Mom how much he loved her. He loved a great meal, and a funny joke. Our family has been blessed by his kind heart, and we all strive to be better people because of him. He will be remembered for his beautiful blue eyes, wide smile, and his loving spirit.
Dwight was predeceased by his father, Douglas H. Pye, Sr., and elder brother, Douglas “Butch” H. Pye. Jr.
He is survived by his mother, Patricia; his sister, Pammy, and husband Joe Byrnes; his sister, Jana Pye; nieces and nephews: Jenny Byrnes, Patrick Byrnes, Maggie Byrnes-Lair, Dirk Longfellow, Dylan Longfellow, Jade Longfellow-Teuton, and their families; aunt Roberta Gilliam; and many cousins and friends.
The family would like to acknowledge the loving care shown to Dwight by the staff on the Mousam Unit at RiverRidge Rehabilitation Center in Kennebunk. It has been much appreciated.
Dwight’s family looks forward to a celebration of his life later this summer. The family asks that if you feel led, please do an act of kindness in his name. We ask that you remember him by wearing your seatbelt, and refrain from driving sleepy or otherwise impaired.
Arrangements are by Daigle Funeral Home, 819 High Street, Bath. Condolences may be expressed at www.DaigleFuneralHome.com
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