Dwight was born May 30, 1958, in Ellsworth, the son of Morris Hayward and Loretta Schulz. Dwight attended Sumner Memorial High School and settled into a career as a mechanic and construction worker in Gouldsboro.
Dwight spent his life in Downeast Maine. He was a devoted father and grandfather, giving all he could to his family. He was happiest spending time with his children, sharing his knowledge and love of all things mechanical with his boys, and supporting his daughter with all of her life’s adventures and accomplishments. His life was lit up by the addition of a grandchild, James Hayward, two years ago. He was proud of being a Grampy to his grandson, who he adored.
Over the years, Dwight became known for his uncanny abilities as a competent mechanic with many a local claiming “there wasn’t an engine he couldn’t fix.” Dwight’s love of mechanics led to a passion for car racing as well. He spent many a year racing at Speedway 95. He participated in stock racing, as car #16, and the “Bomber” races. He was always ready to volunteer to lend a hand to others racing, by working on their pit crews when he wasn’t competing.
Dwight is survived by his four children; Dwight (Dwighty) Hayward and wife Kristen Burke; James P. Hayward and Taylor Wallace and their son James S. Hayward; Katrina Hayward, and Jessob Hayward. Dwight is remembered by his significant other, Rachel Newenham, and her family, and many extended family and friends including Janean Joy.
Private services will be held in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the family to assist with burial costs by sending to Katrina Hayward, 11A West Bay Road, P.O. Box 134, Prospect Harbor, ME 04669.