Dale Edward Dalton

October 29, 1948 - February 28, 2015
Dale Edward Dalton


Dale Edward Dalton, age 66, of Wilmington, NC passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at the VA Medical Center in Durham, NC.

Dale was born on October 29, 1948 in Bay Shore, NY. His parents Edward Morton Dalton, and June Marie Dalton precede him in death.

Dale was a loving husband to his wife of over 30 years, Iris Janik Dalton of Wilmington, NC, and a devoted father to his children, James Michael Dalton of Suffolk, VA, Paul Richard Dalton of Smithfield, VA, Daniel Edward Dalton of Selkirk, NY, Rachel Elyse Dalton of Austin, TX, Kim Iris Newman and Kris Ann Keane of Patchogue, NY, who are left to remember his large and loving heart, constant teasing and humor, as well as his keen ability to fix just about anything. His six grandchildren, Tyler and Dakota Dalton, Elijah and Samantha Dalton, Colton Keane, and Dylan Jones also survive him along with his kitty’s Roxy and Jezebel. He will be missed not only by his family, but also by the many people that had the privilege to know him and call him their friend.

Dale retired as a Master Sargent after serving faithfully and proudly, defending our nation, in the United States Air Force for over 23 years as a Dedicated Crew Chief on C-130 aircraft. We will forever be in his debt for his honorable service to our nation.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, March 8, at 2 PM at the Wilmington Funeral Chapel. Memorial donations can be made in Dale’s memory to the Epilepsy Foundation at www.epilepsy.com or the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at www.pancan.org.

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  • March 04, 2015
    Crystal Morales says:
    My condolences to the Dalton family. Mr. Dalton always shared his humor and love for his family and it was easily seen. He will be missed.

  • March 07, 2015
    Lois Gibson says:
    Dale will be missed a lot. He always had a joke to tell and was always a happy and cheerful person. My thoughts and prayers are with his family, my heart aches for them.

  • March 07, 2015
    Ann-Marie & Rick Ferrell says:
    Dear Iris & Rachel - Those we love will never be more than a thought away. For as long as you have your memories of Dale, he will live in your hearts forever. We will miss Dale's smile, caring heart & those silly jokes. We are so blessed to have known you Dale. With love & deepest sympathies, Ann-Marie & Rick Ferrell

  • March 07, 2015
    Kathy & Richard Henning says:
    Dear Iris and Family, May the good memories of Dale, with his happy heart and gentle ways bring you peace and strength. Dale will be fondly remembered and missed by many. Our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to you with sympathy and support. Love, Kathy & Richard Henning The Video Tribute was beautiful.

  • March 07, 2015
    Kathy & Richard Henning says:
    Dear Iris and Family, May the good memories of Dale, with his happy heart and gentle ways bring you peace and strength. Dale will be fondly remembered and missed by many. Our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to you with sympathy and support. Love, Kathy & Richard Henning