Services Announced For Well-Known Fenwick Restaurateurs’ Son

Services Announced For Well-Known Fenwick Restaurateurs’ Son
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FENWICK ISLAND — Dawson Reeves Twining, 27, of Bishopville, died unexpectedly on Sunday, May 3.
Born March 7, 1988, he was the youngest son of David and Janet Twining, owners of Nantuckets Restaurant on Route 1 and the Lobster Shanty on Route 54.
Twining was a 2006 graduate of Stephen Decatur High School where he played varsity football and varsity golf. After high school, he attended Towson University.
Dawson’s enthusiasm for life, wonderful smile, infectious personality and charismatic way were well known to all who came in contact with him and will never be forgotten. He was always known to light up any room he entered.
Whether it was working at his parents’ restaurants, attending a social function or playing on the golf course, he was always upbeat and had an unmistakable zeal for life.
Known simply as “Daws” to his close friends and family, he was an affable young man who was fortunate to have a large number of great friends in his life. He was a charming individual who touched the lives of many during his short time. He was the original “kid” on Comcast’s Kidzone program and was the original “Monkey Man.”
A message on the Lobster Shanty’s marquee this week read, “Fly On Dawson, You Will Always Be A Part Of The Magic. We Love You.”
Along with his parents, he is survived by his brother, Delaney and his wife, Laura; his two dogs, Zelda and Stella; a large and extended family; and many cherished friends.
While shocked and distraught over Dawson’s passing, the family wishes to thank all those in the community who have reached out with heartfelt messages over the last week. They have been much appreciated.
A funeral service will be held at noon on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at the Bethany chapel of Melson Funeral Services, 38040 Muddy Neck Road, Ocean View, Del. 19970, where friends may call from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday. Interment will be private. After the services, there will be a celebration of his life at Twining’s Lobster Shanty.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Believe in Tomorrow Children’s Foundation, c/o Wayne Littleton, 13 66th Street, Ocean City, Md. 21842 or online at

About The Author: Steven Green

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The writer has been with The Dispatch in various capacities since 1995, including serving as editor and publisher since 2004. His previous titles were managing editor, staff writer, sports editor, sales account manager and copy editor. Growing up in Salisbury before moving to Berlin, Green graduated from Worcester Preparatory School in 1993 and graduated from Loyola University Baltimore in 1997 with degrees in Communications (journalism concentration) and Political Science.