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06/03/18 - NNHS Newsletter - Dickie Dillaman

Richard Mason Dillaman
(d. 23 Apr 2017)

Newport News High School Class of 1962

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
   I was saddened to learn, although quite belatedly, of the passing of another Typhoon.
Dickie Dillaman, King of the Class of 1962, passed away at home in Wilmington, North Carolina on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at the age of 72.

  From Richard Dawes (NNHS / HHS - '62) of VA - 06/02/18, 11:55 AM:

Hi, Carol,

It's been awhile since I sent you anything, but came across this obit for Richard Dillaman. I believe he was in NNHS class of 62. Looks like it is about a year old.

Hope the link is good, and you guys are doing well.

God Bless,
Richard Dawes

   Oh, no! I'm so sorry to learn this, Dickie, but thank you so much for letting me know.

From the Wilmington Star-News - 04/28/17:   

                     Richard Mason Dillaman


WILMINGTON - "DR. D." - Dick Dillaman passed away on Sunday, April 23, 2017, at home at age 72.

He is survived by wife, Sonja, of 49 years; a son, David, his wife, Kim, and their son, Brock; and a daughter, Susan, her husband, Andy, and their son, Roy.

Dick was born in Newport News, VA, and received his undergraduate degree from University of Virginia and his PhD from University of South Carolina.

He joined the Biology Department at UNCW in 1981 and taught undergraduate and graduate classes, did research and mentored students for 32 years.

He LOVED teaching. Whether it was on a dinner napkin, in a huge lecture hall or in the microscopy lab he was always eager to share his knowledge.


Dickie Dillaman

He worked at the cellular level with electron microscopes but he also enjoyed a good nature walk in the woods. He was an avid fisherman and was happy to spend a day on the river whether he caught something or not. He had an incredible laugh that will be missed by all of us.

There will be a Celebration of Life from 2pm to 4pm Sunday, April 30, 2017, at Andrews Market Street Chapel. Condolences to the family at Andrews Market Street Chapel

There were five entries in the Guest Book, but it has since expired.

Published in the Wilmington Star-News from April 28 to April 29, 2017.   


April 28, 2017

Dick will truly be missed. Memories of times spent with him...

~ Karla Palmer

April 28, 2017

Sonja, David, Susan, sorry to hear of Dick's passing. He so...

~ John and Connie Monds

April 28, 2017

I am truly saddened and sorry to hear that Dick has passed away...

~ James Merritt
Dick's Family - I am so sorry to hear of Dick's passing...

- Jack Manock

April 28, 2017

So sorry to learn of Dick's passing. He will be missed...

~ Eleanor and Phil Wright

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   Our deepest sympathies are extended to Dickie's family, friends, and classmates at this difficult time.

   This information is also posted here:

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

This Is My Father's World

Words by Maltbie D. Babcock, 1901
Traditional English Melody (Terra Beata), arranged by Franklin L. Sheppard, 1915

This is my Fatherís world, and to my listening ears
All nature sings, and round me rings the music of the spheres.
This is my Fatherís world: I rest me in the thought
Of rocks and trees, of skies and seas;
His hand the wonders wrought.

This is my Fatherís world, the birds their carols raise,
The morning light, the lily white, declare their Makerís praise.
This is my Fatherís world: He shines in all thatís fair;
In the rustling grass I hear Him pass;
He speaks to me everywhere.

This is my Fatherís world. O let me neíer forget
That though the wrong seems oft so strong, God is the ruler yet.
This is my Fatherís world: the battle is not done:
Jesus Who died shall be satisfied,
And earth and Heavín be one.

This is my Fatherís world, dreaming, I see His face.
I ope my eyes, and in glad surprise cry, ďThe Lord is in this place.Ē
This is my Fatherís world, from the shining courts above,
The Beloved One, His Only Son,
Cameóa pledge of deathless love.

This is my Fatherís world, should my heart be ever sad?
The lord is Kingólet the heavens ring. God reignsólet the earth be glad.
This is my Fatherís world. Now closer to Heaven bound,
For dear to God is the earth Christ trod.
No place but is holy ground.

This is my Fatherís world. I walk a desert lone.
In a bush ablaze to my wondering gaze God makes His glory known.
This is my Fatherís world, a wanderer I may roam
Whateíer my lot, it matters not,
My heart is still at home.

"This Is My Father's World" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 06/19/07

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of Ė 03/15/05

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/12/04   

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