In Memory

Dwight Denton - Class Of 1970

Dwight Denton

 Dwight Denton class of 1970. He lost his courageous battle with cancer today (10-25-2016) . Another Viking has gained their wings.  Rest in Peace Dwight

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10/26/16 10:56 AM #1    

Daniel Moirao (1970)

It is so sad to learn of Dwights' passing.  All through school he demonstrated the courage and the will to not let lifes circumstances hold you back.  Dwight was a model to us all and a loss not only to his family but to those who knew him well.  Dwight, rest in peace.  

10/26/16 12:10 PM #2    

Lindy Richards (Erdman) (1970)

God bless you Dwight.  I always looked up to you and admired your courage.  You and I were both touched by polio, even though you probably never knew.  God bless your family and friends.

10/26/16 06:54 PM #3    

Yvette Viguet (Buhler Rice) (1970)

very sad. He always on the go. Swinging those cructhes and moving quickly down the hall. I hope he can rest now.

10/27/16 08:23 AM #4    

RoseMary O'Malley (1970)

May he rest in peace.  Cancer takes too many too early.  Prayers for him and his family.

10/28/16 02:54 PM #5    

Roxanne J. Ferguson (Cline) (1970)

So sad to hear of Dwight's passing.  I wonder if he knew how many of us admired him? Wish I would have told him and taken the time to have known him better.  Youth truly is wasted on the young.  I can still conjur a picture in my mind of him making his way down the hall, always a smile for everyone.  I thought he was brilliant.

May he rest in peace.  Another Viking gone too soon.




10/29/16 01:43 PM #6    

Greg Denton (1974)

I believe anything I could write at this time would feel inadequate. My brother was my friend, as well as someone who I looked to for sound judgement many times during my life. My wife posted the following from Dwights co-worker Robert on Facebook. I liked it so much I think I will share it here also: 

 I just now found out. Dwight Denton was my mentor at IBM for over half of my career there. Our paths crossed many times in various roles. I fondly remember long talks about cars, music and guitars, jamming in his office -- he was so into the guitar once he started.In fact, it was Dwight that encouraged me to take up piano. I vividly recall our first business trip to Japan with me running interference for Dwight as he navigated the packed stairs to the trains! Nothing ever seemed to get Dwight down -- not even sitting in an airport in Hungary in the middle of winter on Christmas Eve with all flights being grounded! He kept reminding me that the international dateline would work in my favor and I would still make Christmas with my kids. 

Dwight had a knack for being able to read people and situations. He excelled at finding opportunities for those he worked with to succeed. He always seemed to bring out the best in everyone and he treated people with open trust and compassion. It didn't matter if you were the janitor or the CEO, Dwight had a way of making you feel you were the most important person at that time.

One of the things that I learned from Dwight was to say "Thank you" sincerely. Whether it was something big or small, your job or something unasked for. A habit that has stuck with me all these years.

Dwight was someone that I admired for being who he was, for overcoming obstacles and for the impact he made on me. He will be missed.

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