COCHRANTON - The Rev. C. Dale DuPont, formerly of Cochranton, went to be with his Savior and beloved wife on Saturday (May 19, 2012).
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Born Aug. 11, 1932, in Meadville, he was the son of Preston and Erma Check DuPont. He married Dorothy Hovis on Aug. 11, 1952, and she preceded him in death on July 21, 2011.
He was a 1950 graduate of Cochranton High School and following graduation, he served with the U.S. Navy from 1950 to 1954.
Returning from the service, he began a correspondence course and eventually became an ordained minister. He served the United Methodist Faith at the Gifford and Rew, Bear Lake and Lottsville, Valier, Frostburg and Hamilton churches. He eventually retired from the Full Gospel Church in Cochranton.
He was a devoted husband and family man and also enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing and woodworking.
Survivors include his children, Douglas (Sarie) DuPont of Bradford, Dr. Sherry DuPont of Grove City, Terry DuPont of Warren, Diane (Jeff) Uhler of Springfield, Tenn., Beth (David) Luther of Waterford, and Stephen DuPont of Punxsutawney; a sister, Janet (Danny) Tinkler of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; two brothers, James (Alice) DuPont of Cochranton and Gaylord (Beverly) DuPont of Spokane, Wash; grandchildren, Jason (Dawn) DuPont, Benjamin DuPont, Kristen (Kyle) Anderson, Erica Luther, Jayla (Caleb) Dininny, Cody and Tiffany DuPont; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife of 58 years, he was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Larry DuPont; and a great-grandson, Devon DuPont.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Dickson Family Funeral Home Inc., 123 S. Franklin St., Cochranton. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Don Howell, pastor of the Countryside Evangelical Church in Clarks Mills, officiating. Burial will be in Cochranton Cemetery with military honors conducted by the Cochranton American Legion Post #836.
Published in The Bradford Era from May 22 to May 28, 2012