Capt. Joe O'Dwyer served in U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. Part of his military service was in the China-Burma-India theater, flying C-46s over the Himalayas, a dangerous operation called flying the "Hump" that resulted in approximately 600 crashes. After the war, Joe became an airline pilot for the China National Aviation Corp. (CNAC), based in Hong Kong. When the communist revolution started, he returned to the U.S. and joined Seaboard where he was a pilot for 28 years.
After retirement, Joe started a home building business and invented a Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) monitor for which he received a patent.
Capt. Joe O'Dwyer is survived by his wife, Marianne Warren O'Dwyer; daughters, Moira Anne (Harold) Edwards of Canaan, N.H., Laura Jo (Gerald) Garceau of Guilford, Conn., Susanna Lee (David) Krebs of Coconut Creek, Fla. and Sarah Melanie (Scott) Mulready of Burlington, Ky.; four grandchildren and a great-grandson.