81, of Canonsburg, died Friday, December 21, 2012 in Canonsburg General Hospital. On October 8, 1931, he was born in Chartiers Township, the son of John, Sr. and Helen Tilger Dalbo. Mr. Dalbo was a veteran of the Korean War having served in the United States Army as a Military Policeman. During his military service, he earned the Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal with one Bronze Service Star, the United Nations Service Medal and the Meritorious Unit Citation. For more than 35 years, Mr. Dalbo was employed at Western Center as a labor foreman. He served as head trustee at the VFW Post 191 for many years and was instrumental in the founding of the VFW/Canonsburg Ambulance Service. Under his tenure, the VFW Post #191 had the second highest membership in the state. Through the VFW, he assisted the community in many ways. He loved baseball and was involved in youth baseball for many years. His greatest joy in his life was to make sure that he took care of all family members, always. He was always concerned about family and friends. His wife, Dolores Chytil Dalbo preceded him in death in 1978. Surviving are his daughter, Lori Collins of Canonsburg; one sister, Dorothy Gunther of Houston, PA; two grandchildren, Cara Ogrodowski and Bradley Jox; and one great- granddaughter, Julia Ogrodowski; also surviving are two nieces, Susan Harrower and Sharon Gunther. Friends will be received from 2-9 p.m. Wednesday, December 26, 2012 in MARIO L. DEANGELO FUNERAL HOME, at 194 East College St. in Canonsburg. Funeral Services will be held in the funeral home at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 27, 2012. Interment will follow in Oak Spring Cemetery in Canonsburg. A full military rite will be accorded by the United States Army and the VFW Post #191.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Dec. 24, 2012