Robert Dwight Eggleston(1927 - 2013)

Eggleston, Robert Dwight

Robert Dwight Eggleston, 86, died April 8, 2013 at Hospice of the Valley, Hospice House. Mr. Eggleston was born March 15, 1927 in Sharon, CT, son of Gerald and Edith Landon Eggleston. He graduated from high school in 1944 in Pleasantsville, New York. He attended Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY. Robert worked as Office Space Administrator for General Foods for 35 years. He volunteered at Pleasantville Fire Department, where he was Captain for a year. Music was a big part of his life, having sang in various choirs and the Barber Shop Quartet during his time in New Bern, NC. Robert was a veteran of the U.S. Navy having served during WWII.

He is survived by his wife, the former Emma Baldwin, whom he married July 28, 1951; daughter, Julie MacNaught and her life partner Gregory Bedell of Durham, CT; son, Steve Eggleston and his life partner Patricia Stafford of Struthers; five grandchildren, Max and Emily MacNaught, Jason and Robert J. Eggleston, and Melissa (Mike) Nicosa; one great-grandchild, Rosalie Zito. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Ruth Roach and Geraldine VanTwisk.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. at Davidson-Becker Funeral Home, Struthers, where friends and family will be received one hour prior. Contributions may be made to a charity of donor's choice. Condolences may be sent at

Published in the The Journal News on Apr. 11, 2013