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 22, 2015
    Alan Silverstein says:
    My thoughts and prayers to the Dalton family.

  • March 04, 2015
    Barbara Arabio says:
    Dear Iris, My deepest condolences to you and your family. I remember Dale from school as always being a kind and gentle person. My prayers are with you. With love, Barbara Arabio

  • March 04, 2015
    Sue tarver watson says:
    Dale you will be missed by your family and the class of 66. RIP my friend see you again one day. Sue

  • March 04, 2015
    Marsha Papanek says:
    To Iris and Dale, I was so saddened to hear about Dale's passing. Please accept my deepest condolences. I am so happy to have gotten to know you both of over these years since we reconnected on FB. What a wonderful couple; it has been a joy to know you. Love, Marsha

  • March 04, 2015
    Maureen Linehan Kietzman says:
    While I have not seen Dale and Iris since our 20th HS reunion, Facebook enabled us to keep in touch. As a teenager he was one of the kindest men I knew, and 20 years later that kindness and love for his wife was evident. It was a joy to see that. The world will miss an honorable soul, and I am grateful to have known him. Love and prayers to Iris and the family. Maureen