William E. Dyment

  • Born: November 28, 1931
  • Died: January 18, 2019
  • Location: Reading, Massachusetts

Doherty Barile Family Funeral Home

11 Linden Street
Reading, MA 01867

Tel. 781.944.1589

Tribute & Message From The Family


William E. Dyment, 87, of Reading, MA, beloved husband of Willa (Jenkins) Dyment, passed away on Friday, January 18th, 2019, at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading. Born in Nashua, New Hampshire, he is the loving son of the late Henry and Isabel (McLean) Dyment.

Bill was the proud father of William Dyment, Jr., and his wife, Burnadean, Wendy Dyment, Amy Dyment, Beth Dyment Hughes, and her husband, Eric. He was also the cherished grandfather of Anna and William Hughes and William Henry Dyment. (And he would regularly brag about all of them to anyone who would listen!) He is survived by his beloved sister, Joan Cooper, and her husband, Frank, as well as his nephew, Mark Sievers.

Bill grew up in Malden and was a graduate of Malden High School. After he served in the Army during the Korean War, Bill earned a degree in mathematics from Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, MA. He went on to a long, enriching career in engineering, spending the majority of his employment at AT&T (formerly Western Electric) in North Andover, MA. His love for All Things Technology fueled his need to have the latest gadgets as soon as they came out. Whether it was his cherished record player console, his VCR and DVD players, or the latest Samsung phone, Dad was a techie through and through--even asking for his smartphone just before moving to hospice.

BIll's love for God inspired his life of service. For most of his life, he attended the same church his mother attended: the First Church of the Nazarene in Malden, MA. Once Bill made his mother's God his own, he began serving in various roles, including Sunday School Superintendent, Church Board Member, Church Bus Driver, Sunday School Teacher, Sound Technician, Sonshine Daycare Board Member, and even Head Chef for the Mother's Day banquets! Bill's connections with the Malden church led to his continued service to, ministering from, and friendships with the members of the Korean Church of the Nazarene in Reading. He deeply cherished the friendships he made through his ongoing involvement with this congregation.

In addition, Bill served on the Board of Trustees and on the Alumni Association Council at his alma mater, Eastern Nazarene College (ENC). As a trustee, Bill helped restructure the board, mentored new trustees, regularly solicited feedback from faculty and students, and was part of the commencement program when his children received their ENC degrees. On the Alumni Association Council, Bill worked feverishly to connect with and garner support from ENC alums. For his years of service and dedication to the college, Bill received an Alumnus of the Year Award, a Lifetime Service Award, and an Honorary Doctorate.

Bill also served many years as President of the Board for the Windsor Hills Campground, spearheading building projects, assisting in financial decisions, and supporting and training new staff members. As an avid outdoor enthusiast, Bill was always at home on the district campground.

A Celebration of Bill's Life will be held at the First Church of the Nazarene, 529 Eastern Ave, Malden, on Saturday, January 26th, 2019, at 1pm. Family and friends are cordially invited to attend.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a memorial donation in Bill's memory to one of two places that were close to his heart: 1) the Korean Church of the Nazarene (900 Main St., Reading, MA, 01867; Checks should be made payable to KCON with the words "Bill Dyment Memorial" on the memo line); or 2) the Malden Warming Center at the First Church of the Nazarene (https://www.egsnetwork.com/gift2/?giftid=58F7E1D54D2F4DF).

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Condolence & Memory Journal

We first met Bill and Willa when we were students at ENC. We watched as Bill gave His life to Christ and then allowed Christ to utterly transform his life. He remained our friend for the rest of his life. What a joy it was to visit the Malden Church and observe the vital role that Bill took there and at ENC. And Willa and his children--every one-Bill, Wendy, Beth and Amy have all been such blessings to us (Bill even in Africa!). We send our sympathy to you all. We love you! Chuck and Doris and all the Gaileys.

Posted by Chuck and Doris Gailey - Englewood, FL - Friend   January 31, 2019

I will always remember the love he has for his wife. He absolutely adored her and it was amazing to watch, we wlll miss seeing you at Pearl Street

Posted by Stacey Blakeslee - Reading, MA - Acquaintance   January 26, 2019

I had the privilege to serve on the ENC board of trustees with Bill for about 10 years. I always looked forward to talking with him as he was always telling me about his children. Obviously he was proud of them. He was a great example to me as a trustee and faithful church leader. May God bless and comfort his family as they remember Bill.

Posted by Becky Dunman - Vinton, VA - Friend   January 25, 2019

So sorry to hear of the loss of a truly good man. Bill was my last and most memorable boss at AT&T/Lucent. He made going to work every day a pleasurable experience. He laughed when called BOSS because he thought only of us as coworkers who benefited equally. His leadership was admirable and I always respected his concern and advise to me both personally and job-wise. It was an honor to be asked to be part of his team doing consulting work after retirement. He will always be remembered as a caring man who made a great impression and impact on my life.

Hermann Wuerdemann

Posted by Hermann Wuerdemann - Atkinson, NH - Coworker   January 24, 2019

Amy, Wendy, and family,
Praying for you in your time of loss for God's comfort and peace. Know you all are loved and prayed for without ceasing.

Posted by Lisa Schuhmacher - Nashua, NH   January 24, 2019

Many wonderful memories of uncle Bill,and his wonderful family visits to ohio. He was much loved and will be sadly missed. Love and prayers to all of you.

Posted by Brenda Overholts - Pataskala, OH - Family   January 23, 2019