- The Washington Times - Tuesday, August 23, 2005

William Stuart Dobson, a computer analyst and D.C. native, died Aug. 20 at the Hospice of Central Ohio in Newark. He was 61.

Mr. Dobson moved to Newark in 2000 after 37 years of federal service and four years in the Army Security Agency to join the Longaberger Co.

He graduated in 1961 from Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring. He received an associate degree from Montgomery College, a bachelor’s degree from American University and a master’s degree from George Washington University.

At 15, he received a certificate of appreciation from Takoma Park for saving an infant from a smoke-filled apartment.

As a teen, he swam with the Silver Spring YMCA, setting long-lasting national records. He taught Red Cross swimming classes. A master scuba diver, he enjoyed dives in the Caribbean, off the California coast, in Ohio quarries and in Lake Erie.

He was scoutmaster on Capitol Hill and participated in Sports Car Club of America rallies throughout the D.C. area.

A Mensa society member, he enjoyed camping and traveled throughout the United States and Canada with his wife and children.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Kathleen; a son, Michael G. Dobson of Newark; a daughter, Emily M. Stewart of Columbus, Ohio; and two brothers, Daniel M. Dobson of Fredericksburg, Va., and Charles B. Dobson of Merritt Island, Fla.

A memorial service will be held at the Criss-Schoedinger Funeral Home in Newark at 3 p.m. Saturday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Central Ohio, 2269 Cherry Valley Road, Newark, OH 43055.

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