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
    The Murphy Family says:
    Dear Aunt Iris and Rachel, We send our deepest condolences to you for the loss of Uncle Dale. Our love and prayers go out to you in this difficult time. Uncle Dale will be missed by us all. If you need anything please call. We love you and miss you both. Love Always, Brian, Janet, Brian, Kathy and Amy and all the kids. Xoxoxo

  • March 04, 2015
    Antoinette Giordano says:
    Dear Iris & Family, Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you in the loss of Dale. He was a wonderful person. We will remember him and your family in our prayers.

  • March 03, 2015
    Cheryl Dietz Dippel says:
    My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. I hope that wonderful memories will help sustain you all through this difficult time.

  • March 03, 2015
    Dominick Bonanno says:
    Dale.....you left us all with a smile. Please rest easy in God's Glow. May you shine your light on your family as they find their way through their grief over the next days, weeks, months, and years.

  • March 02, 2015
    Lee says:
    My condolences to the Dalton family sorry for your loss.May you draw ever closer to god through prayer as He will comfort and sustain you.