David Dyer

Obituary of David R. Dyer

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Winthrop – David R. Dyer passed away at his home on Thursday, February 29, 2024 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Augusta, Maine on September 27, 1949, the son of Grover and Mildred (Pettengill) Dyer.

David attended Winthrop High School and graduated in 1969, marrying his wife, Linda Ridley, the same year. David entered the workforce in his teens at Hudson Farm, Tyler’s Garage and Sunoco before beginning his automotive career at Gordan Pontiac, Nichols Pontiac, McFarland’s Nissan, and Caron’s Auto Body until establishing Dyer’s Auto Body in 1973 and later Dyer’s Auto Glass where he passed his skills of the trade onto his grandchildren.

David was predeceased by his parents; Grover Dyer and Mildred (Pettengill) Dyer, his sisters; Janet Farnsworth, Rosemarie Dyer, June Marie Dyer and his two brothers; Stephen Dyer and Michael Dyer.   David is survived by his wife Linda (Ridley) Dyer of Winthrop; his son Calvin Dyer and his wife Alison of Farmingdale; his daughter Veronica Dyer of Winthrop; his grandsons, Justin Avery and his partner Jamiee, Jarrid Avery and his partner Lily, Jordan Avery, Nicholas Dyer and only granddaughter Abigail Dyer; his sisters Judy (Dyer) Cochran of Livermore, Faith Dyer of Arizona, Katherine (Dyer) Wadley of Belgrade, Donna Dyer of Manchester, Angel Dyer of Belgrade, and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

David had a variety of interests. He raced stock cars in his early years and was a die-hard racing fan throughout his life. He loved motorcycling, fishing, clamming, fly tying, painting, gardening, and inventing new recipes while experimenting with different foods. David loved all aspects of music, including writing songs, playing guitar, and even making them. He loved his family fiercely and enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren; often taking them fishing, camping, or to different recreational parks and attending dance recitals and sporting events. David enjoyed helping those in need and would always lend a hand whether it be family, friends, or anyone in need whenever possible.

Per his wishes, there will be no formal funeral.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any favorite local charity.  Memories and condolences may br shared on his tribute wall.

A Memorial Tree was planted for David
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Direct Cremation of Maine
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