Chesterton Tribune

Herbert Owen Dilworth Jr., dies at 80

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Herbert Owen Dilworth, Jr. passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on March 16, 2009 at home in Chesterton.

He was born August 16, 1928 in Baltimore, Maryland, the son of Herbert O. Sr. and Clara E. (Wilson) Dilworth.

On Dec. 1, 1951 in Nashville, Tenn., he married Juetta Shofner, who survives.

He is also survived by his children, Alicia (Kevin) Brennan of Chesterton, Karen Passons of Brentwood, Tenn., Herbert O. III (Jenny) Dilworth of Michigan City, and Susan Johnson of Canton, Mich.; grandchildren, Mark (Renee) Brennan of Bellingham, Wash., Kathleen (Josh) Malone of Kouts, Michelle and Timothy Johnson of Canton, Mich.; great-grandchildren, Elaine and Emily Malone of Kouts and Merritt Brennan of Bellingham, Wash.

He was preceded in death by three sisters and brothers.

Herbert served with the 511th Airborne during the Korean Conflict. He worked at Bethlehem Steel Corporation, Sparrows Point and Burns Harbor Plants, where he retired after 36 years. He graduated from Baltimore City College and attended Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md., Purdue North Central in Westville, and Pima College in Tucson, Ariz. After retiring, Herbert volunteered following and working with the Chesterton High School Cross Country Team and was an active member of the Trojan Guard Marching Band Boosters. He was a tutor of many students in ESL and GED at the Adult Learning Centers in Chesterton and Tucson, Ariz. and Chesterton High School’s Private Tutors. He enjoyed studying languages, golf, running, traveling in the 50 United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe and the South Seas.

There will be no visitation or funeral service. Cremation will be at Heritage Crematory, Portage. A private family gathering will be held at a future date.

Memorial donations may be made to: VNA Hospice of LaPorte County, 901 S. Woodland, Michigan City, IN 46360.

Arrangements are under the direction of Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton.


Posted 3/18/2009