Donald Francis Dwyer of Manteo, August 31

By on September 1, 2023

December 9, 1933 – August 31, 2023

Donald (Don) F. Dwyer, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed away on August 31, 2023, at his home in Manteo, NC. He was 89 years old. Born on December 9, 1933, in Troy, NY, Don led a fulfilling life that touched the hearts of those around him.

Don’s career was marked by dedication and professionalism. He graduated from Saint Rose College with a bachelor’s degree in business and went on to work as a general foreman at Al Tech Steel Corp in Watervliet, NY. With his strong work ethic, he later became an IRS Agent, leaving a lasting impact on his colleagues and the community he served.

Outside of his professional life, Don had a wide range of interests and hobbies that brought him joy. During his high school years, he was an active member of the Grenadiers Drum Corp and the basketball team. Later in life, Don enjoyed competing in dart leagues, swimming, camping, and spending time at the Elk’s club. His love for shag dancing filled his evenings with happiness, and he treasured the memories made while traveling the world and sharing stories with his loved ones.

Don’s family and friends were of utmost importance to him. He is survived by his loving spouse, Ann Cummings Dwyer, who stood by his side through thick and thin. Together, they created a beautiful family that will carry his legacy forward. Don leaves behind daughters Christine M. Wyatt (Peter Keith) of Winchester, VA, Colleen M. Salway (Chris) Ormand Beach, FL; sons Donald F. Dwyer (Julie) of Ballston Spa, NY, and Daniel P. Dwyer (Rene) of Canton, GA.

His grandchildren, Donald Dwyer, Lisa Ferland, Justin Wyatt, Kathleen Patel, Daniel Dwyer, Kristin Salway, Gillian Dwyer, Jessica Dunlap, Heather Salway, Matt Salway, Nicholas Salway, and Katie Salway, were the pride and joy of his life. Don’s great-grandchildren, Bella, Sophie, Marley, Cooper, Landon, Ryker, Spencer, Lillie, Danny, Calvin, Lucy, Leah, Megan, Dillon, Lucas, and Logan, added an extra sparkle to his days. He also leaves behind his loyal four-legged companion, Molly.

Don was preceded in death by his parents, Helen Gibson Dwyer and Donald Dwyer, as well as his brother Richard Dwyer. While he may be gone, his memory lives on in the hearts of those who loved him.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm Monday, September 4, 2023, at Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo. The family will receive friends and relatives prior to the service beginning at 12:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Outer Banks SPCA, as Don had a deep love for animals and believed in their well-being.

Donald F. Dwyer will be dearly missed, but his spirit will forever remain in the cherished memories of his family and friends. May he rest in eternal peace.

Twiford Funeral Homes, Outer Banks is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and memories may be shared at



Barnhill Building Group has been selected as the Construction Manager @ Risk by the College of the Albemarle and is seeking to pre-qualify construction trade contractors to submit bids for the furnishing labor, materials, equipment, and tools for the new College of The Albemarle – Allied Health Sciences Simulation Lab (COA Health Sciences) located in Elizabeth City, NC. Please note: Only subcontractors who have been prequalified by Barnhill will be able to submit a Bid.

The project consists of the new construction of a 38,000-sf, 2-story expansion to the existing Owens Health Sciences Center and will house classrooms, labs, and a simulation lab. The site is just over just over 4.5 acres and is located on an active campus. This new construction will be a steel structure with a brick and metal panel veneer, curtainwall, and storefront glazing with a PVC roof membrane.

Principal trade and specialty contractors are solicited for the following Bid Packages:

BP0100: General Trades

BP0105: Final Cleaning

BP0390: Turnkey Concrete

BP0400: Turnkey Masonry

BP0500: Structural Steel & Misc. Steel

BP0740: Roofing

BP0750: Metal Panels

BP0790: Caulking / Caulking

BP0800: Turnkey Doors/Frames/Hardware

BP0840: Glass & Glazing

BP0925: Drywall

BP0960: Resilient Flooring

BP0980: Acoustical Ceilings

BP0990: Painting & Wallcovering

BP1005: Toilet Specialties / Accessories / Division 10

BP1010: Signage

BP1098: Demountable Partitions

BP1230: Finish Carpentry and Casework

BP1250: Window Treatment

BP1400: Elevators

BP2100: Fire Protection

BP2200: Plumbing

BP2300: HVAC

BP2600: Turnkey Electrical

BP3100: Turnkey Sitework

BP3290: Landscaping

Packages may be added and/or deleted at the discretion of the Construction Manager. Historically underutilized business firms are encouraged to complete participation submittals.

HUB/MWBE OUTREACH MEETING: Barnhill Building Group will be conducting a HUB/MWBE Informational Session. You are encouraged to attend the following session to learn more about project participation opportunities available to you. These seminars will help to: Learn about project and scope; Inform and train Minority/HUB contractors in preparation for bidding this project; Assist in registration on the State of North Carolina Vendor link; Stimulate opportunities for Networking with other firms. Location and time TBD. Please visit our planroom at for more information.

Interested contractors should submit their completed prequalification submittals, by July 22, 2024, to Meredith Terrell at or hardcopies can be mailed to Barnhill Contracting Company PO Box 31765 Raleigh, NC 27622 (4325 Pleasant Valley Road, NC 27612).


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