Underhill, Vermont - On April 11, 2021 the world lost a man of integrity with the soul of a craftsman. He was adored by his family, respectful of all, and always willing to lend a hand to his neighbors. Born October 24, 1956 in Greenwich, CT, Harman Bradley Dinwiddie was the fourth child and only son of Harman Anderson Dinwiddie, Jr and Janet Brookover Dinwiddie. He attended Greenwich Country Day School and graduated from Greenwich High School in 1975. He was a lacrosse player, varsity wrestler, and loved nothing more than waterskiing with his friends in Long Island Sound. Brad graduated from John Jay College in 1979 and Computer Processing Institute in 1981. He married Rhonda Field, also of Greenwich, in 1981 and they moved to rural Guilford, Vermont where Brad helped build a passive solar house for his growing family. Brad and Rhonda had two children, Jessica and David. In 1995, the family moved to Brattleboro, VT. Brad worked as a programmer analyst at Holstein Association from 1988 to 2001. He was a hard worker by nature and liked to keep busy. Over the years, he trained for triathalons, tackled countless home improvement projects, coached his children’s soccer and softball teams, and eventually started his own software development company, Dinwiddie Software, Inc. By 2012, Brad was looking for new challenges. He retired early and practiced on a lathe until he became a master woodturner, selling his fine bowls and peppermills at craft fairs, farmers’ markets and galleries around New England. He started home brewing and neighbors were soon dropping by the house with their mugs to sample his wonderful ales. Brad was a member of the Brattleboro Outing Club where he enjoyed cross-country skiing and volunteered to groom trails. He also served on the board of the Brattleboro Area Farmers’ Market. In his spare time, Brad enjoyed cycling, kayaking, disc golf, gardening and playing with his Golden Retriever, Bailey. Brad and Rhonda relocated to Underhill, VT in 2017 to be near their daughter’s family. Brad joined the Woodchuck Turners of Northern Vermont and finally built his dream workshop – on a sunny hilltop with a mountain view.
Brad is survived by his wife of forty years, Rhonda (Field) Dinwiddie of Underhill, son David Bradley Dinwiddie of Canton, MA, daughter Jessica Brooke Pileggi and her husband Nicholas of Underhill, VT, grandsons Griffin and Grayson Pileggi, sister Cheryl Andre of Windham, ME and sister Pamela Close of Hobe Sound, FL. He was predeceased by his parents and his sister Laura Michele Dinwiddie.
A small gathering of family and friends will be planned for this summer. Anyone considering a gift to honor Brad’s memory may direct contributions to the Brattleboro Outing Club, P O Box 335, Brattleboro, VT 05302, Attn: John Ungerleider, or to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (pancan.org).