David A. Dawbin, 67, of Collins Mills Road West Gardiner, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, at Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice House in Auburn. He was born July 12, 1943, in Gardiner, son of George and Kathryn (Brown) Dawbin Sr.

David graduated from Searsport High School and served in the U.S. Navy during Vietnam and the Bay of Pigs. He returned to Maine to work at several manufacturing jobs before retiring from International Paper in 2005. He lived in Islesboro for a short time before moving to West Gardiner. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Sharon Dawbin of West Gardiner; son, Frederick Allen Dawbin of Augusta; four daughters, Ronda Littlefield and her husband, James, Veronica Grady and her husband, William, Amanda Perkins and her husband, Brian, all of West Gardiner, and Stacy Crowley and her partner, Joseph Langlois of Lewiston; two brothers, George Albert Dawbin II and his wife, Brenda of West Gardiner and Gerald Dawbin and his wife, Rose of Winthrop; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visiting will be 6-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, at Knowlton and Hewins Funeral Home, One Church St., Augusta, where a celebration of life will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 22. Burial with military honors will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, in the chapel at Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Mount Vernon Road, Augusta.