Dwight Allan Dundore, 62, of Defiance, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on January 10, 2014, at his residence.
He was born on January 17, 1951, to the late Harry and Lucille (Myers) Dundore in Tiffin, Ohio. He graduated from Hopewell-Loudon High School in 1969, received his bachelor's degree from Kent State University in 1973, and earned his master's degree from the University of St. Francis. Dwight devoted his life to students as an educator and guidance counselor for Ayersville Local Schools for 37 years. He was passionately involved with school activities. Dwight coached volleyball, officially kept the scorebook for basketball and softball, ran the clock for football, and was the recorder for track. He was the assistant musical director and the treasurer for the Teachers' Association.
He was a member of the OEA and was a master bridge player. He was a licensed volleyball official for the state of Ohio, acting as a line judge numerous times at the state tournament. Being the avid fan that he was, Dwight rarely missed a Detroit Tigers or Lions game and supported the Buckeyes to the final buzzer. He loved playing all types of card games with his family and friends, always trying to make everyone laugh and smile.
Dwight is survived by his loving partner, Randy Honaker of Defiance; daughters Brooke (Byron) Towner of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Audra (Rafael) Manriquez of Defiance; brother, Richard (Janet) Dundore of Bellevue, Ohio; sisters, Betty (John) Park of Tiffin, Ohio, and Lucy (Jean Shonkwiler) Dundore of Marion, Ind.; brother-in-law, James Shiley of Lancaster, Ohio; grandson, Rafael Charles Manriquez IV; and many loving nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by sister, Nancy Shiley.
Visitation will be held on Monday, January 13, 2014, from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, January 14, 2014, from 2-8 p.m., and on Wednesday, January 15, 2014, from 10-11 a.m. at Schaffer Funeral Home, Inc., Defiance, Ohio. Funeral services will be held at Schaffer Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 15, 2014, at 11 a.m., with Pastor Paul Reichert officiating. Burial will take place at Riverview Memory Gardens.
Memorials are suggested to Ayersville Athletic Department, or CHP Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice Center. Online condolences can be given at www.Schafferfh.com.