Charles Win Probst "Win" Dozer

June 30, 1938 - October 17, 2021
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Charles Win Probst Dozer, age 83, of New Philadelphia, died at his home in the presence of his loving family on Sunday, October 17, 2021, following a period of declining health.

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on June 30, 1938, Win, as he was known to family and friends, was a son of the late Rev. Dr. Reginald and …

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Charles Win Probst Dozer, age 83, of New Philadelphia, died at his home in the presence of his loving family on Sunday, October 17, 2021, following a period of declining health.

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on June 30, 1938, Win, as he was known to family and friends, was a son of the late Rev. Dr. Reginald and Mary B. Probst Dozer.

He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1961. He was a longtime music educator for Scio, Carrollton, Edison Local and East Holmes School districts. His specialty in woodwind instruments, particularly the clarinet and saxophone empowered him to play in many bands throughout the years. Early in his career, he was a member of the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra and later played in the Kent State Stark Concert Band, the Dominic Grecco Memorial Band, and Recollections, as well as the Coshocton Lake Park Big Band. Win was also a familiar performer at many area churches and community events and was a longstanding member of the McDowell Music Club in Canton.

As a lifelong Lutheran and son of a Lutheran minister, Win was most recently a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in New Philadelphia. In his free time, he enjoyed taking flying lessons, woodworking, photography and did specialized instrument repair. Win was central to the lives of his extended family. He was a caring friend and an influential part of the lives of countless students.

Surviving are his wife the former Lynne L. Sines Boyd whom he married on November 23, 1982; his step-children, Douglas (Tuoi) Boyd of New Philadelphia and Sharon (Jerry) Ryan of Paris, Ohio; his grandchildren, Christopher (Rachel) Ryan, Kathryn Ryan and Elizabeth Ryan; a new great-granddaughter, Rayla Ryan; his sister, Magdaline (Chauncey) Frazier of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and a niece, Joanna Joseph and her family.

The family invites vaccinated guests to attend a visitation in the Emmanuel Lutheran Church at New Philadelphia on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 from 10 to 11 a.m. where Pastor Rob Eller will lead a liturgical funeral service beginning at 11 a.m. A graveside service in the St. Joseph’s Calvary Cemetery at Dover will immediately follow with Father Tomas officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Win’s name may be directed to Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 202 East High Avenue, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.

 

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Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Time: 10:00 am

End Time: 11:00 am

Emmanuel Lutheran Church

Address:

202 East High Avenue, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Service Information

Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Time: 11:00 am

Emmanuel Lutheran Church

Address:

202 East High Avenue, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Time: 12:15 pm

Calvary Cemetery- Dover

Address:

, DOVER, OH, 44622

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Emmanuel Lutheran Church

202 East High Avenue
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663

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Born: June 30, 1938
 
July 1, 2017
Win in the center, playing clarinet in the First Town Days parade, July 1, 2017. Good friends with Director Frederick Delphia, they were celebrating 100 years of the Dominic Greco Band, the Italian Band.
Win in the center, playing clarinet in the First Town Days parade, July 1, 2017. Good friends with Director Frederick Delphia, they were celebrating 100 years of the Dominic Greco Band, the Italian Band.
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Died: October 17, 2021

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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

LYNNE DOZER posted on 11/23/21

Beloved Win...May you rest in peace and joy in the .love of Christ and your wife and loving family...no more pain...

 

Anna Brown posted on 10/29/21

So sorry for your loss. Win was always a bright face to see at Greco in the summer, and a fantastic clarinetist. I’ll miss seeing him there and on the Elk’s float in the 4th of July parade.

 

Douglas Boyd posted on 10/20/21

Win Dozer was the best friend I ever had. And he was the best step-father a guy could want. I first met Win as my music teacher at age 12 never dreaming the relationship would go on for 46 yeas. His influence on me was profound. He taught me that it was ok to be a a little smart and geeky and different. He taught me that the world was vast and complex and mysterious. He taught me honesty, and gave me hope. The thousands of moments we had together added up to a huge part of me, not just my life but my mind and perspective and thinking. Win had far too many interests to share here. I could tell you stories about our time together that would go on and on deep into the night. How we went skydiving together. Canoed the Tuscarawas on overnight adventures, pitching our tent on the riverbank wherever we thought we could get away with it. . Even building a little house from scratch down in Scio that still stands today. He was a lover of books and movies and art and introduced me to Buckminster Fuller and C.S. Lewis and so many others. We loved the movie "2001" and watched it together many times. That movie said a lot about Win: complex, loving science and science fiction and classical music and the mysteries of the universe. And Win supported me almost to a fault through my good times and my dark times of alcoholism and mental illness. That's heavy lifting that Win went through with me, beside me, never ever giving up on me. I survived and recovered with his deep and unwavering confidence that it would all be ok. And his sense of humor! Quirky, understated and so clever! he could get a belly laugh just through a quick, smart and sometimes sarcastic comment. I could go on and on but let's remember Win as the kind of man God wanted to walk this earth. As I said, he was the best friend I ever had. In a very strange sense he is not gone. Not to me. He lives on in my heart and mind and words and actions. That's not a loss. That's love.

 

Pat Martin posted on 10/19/21

So sorry for the family at this distressing time. I never knew about all his accomplishments because he was never one to let everyone know his accomplishments. He was a great brother-in-law. I enjoyed his playing music with Jerry At our Christmas dinners. Pat Sines Martin

 

Donna J Volk and Jim Houser posted on 10/19/21

So sad to hear this. We all loved Win. He had a wonderful sense of humor. A gentle , easy to be around person with an interest in everything and everyone. He will be sadly missed.So sorry we cannot be there to say goodbye.

 

Donovan Charles Rice posted on 10/19/21

I worked closely with Win in the Lake Park Big Band...I am one of the lead vocalists. Always a smile on his face and a song in his heart. I was so inspired, despite his age, he kept on going and pursuing his passions. I will be forever grateful for the opportunity he gifted me by letting me sing with the band. It has truly changed my life. My deepest sympathy to his friends and family.

 

Mike Lyon posted on 10/19/21

My sincerest condolences on the passing of Win. One one my fondest memories of him was when I took him and my father Robert Lyon to see the Dave Brubeck quartet perform at the Trick C Jazz Festival. It was a wonderful day and a joy to see them enjoying and commenting on the performance. He was a very good friend to my father. They had a very long professional and personal friendship. My sincerest condolences to the entire family.

 

Keith Watson posted on 10/19/21

Lynne, I played in the Lake Park Big Band with Win. He was truly a class act and a kind person to all of us! His leadership was so supportive and he always wanted our best. We lost a kind soul and a gentle spirit. Kind regards, Keith Watson Trombone player in LPBB

 

Dave Hayman posted on 10/18/21

Mrs. Dozer, I am so sorry to hear about your loss of your wonderful husband. I thought very highly of Win and he will be greatly missed. Thoughts and prayers for the peace that passes understanding for you all. Dave Hayman

 

Jennifer Lyon posted on 10/18/21

My father adored Win. They were professional and personal friends. I’m so very sorry for your loss. Win played at my fathers funeral and at a memorial service they had for my Dad. I had the pleasure of meeting Win on these 2 occasions. He was a very gracious and caring man. In reading his obituary I see what an accomplished musical gentleman he was also. I’m truly very sorry for your entire family to lose such a beautiful man. Please accept my condolences and I send your family prayers for strength.

 

Jim Howell posted on 10/17/21

Thank you Win for all of the great things you taught me. You not only helped me, but many of my students as well. You will be missed my friend!

 

Corey Swinderman posted on 10/17/21

Win was a talented music and a wonderful person. Was an honor and pleasure to know him and to perform music with him. Will miss our many conversations about musicians and music. My thoughts and condolences to his family. RIP Win. Till we meet again!!!

 

Bill and Cheryl Graham posted on 10/17/21

We are so sorry. What a wonderful gentleman and musician.It was a delight to be with him.

 

Harry. Dee Ann Horstman posted on 10/17/21

Condolences from his Scio Friends!

 

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