CONCORD, N.C. - Dalton "Dale" Holobaugh, 81, of 1023 Braughton Ave., Concord, N.C., and formerly of Sidney, passed away Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, at CMC Northeast in Concord, N.C.
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He was born on Sept. 23, 1932, in Celina, Ohio, the son of the late George Stanley and Blanche Opal (Coil) Holobaugh.
Dale is survived by four children, Stanley Dale Holobaugh and wife Mary Louise, of Port St. Lucie, Fla., Gregory Keith Holobaugh, of Alexandria, Va., Randall Scott Holobaugh, of Minster, and Susan Kay DeNoyer and husband Michael, of Troy. He is also survived by his companion of 20 years, Irene Herrick, of Concord, N.C.
Additional survivors include his sister, Marilyn J. Oliver and husband John, of Fremont; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one grandson, Ian Michael DeNoyer.
Mr. Holobaugh retired as a Chief Petty Officer after 20 years of dedicated service to the US Navy. He served from April 1952 until March 1973. He was on board the USS Constellation in the Tonkin Gulf during the Vietnam War. Dale was also employed by the U.S. Post Office in Sidney, from August 1973 until May 1996 when he retired. He was a member of the Fleet Reserve Association, member of the Sidney American Legion Post 217, lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4239 in Sidney and he holds a Demit from Temperance Lodge, F&AM 73 in Sidney.
Dale loved antiquing, especially clocks and lamps and he enjoyed woodworking. He was a Meals on Wheels volunteer, loved his church and his dog, Jai.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, at 10 a.m. at Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave., with the Rev. Philip K. Chilcote officiating. Burial with full military honors by Sidney American Legion Post 217 will be at Miami Memorial Park in Covington.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church in Sidney, Salvation Army or Charity of Choice in memory of Dalton Dale Holobaugh. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy may be made to the Holobaugh family at the funeral home's website, www.cromesfh.com.
Published in Sidney Daily News on Oct. 4, 2013