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William E. Dalton

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Dalton, William E. WATERVLIET William E. "Bill" Dalton, age 73 years, passed away Monday January 7, 2013 at his residence. He was born in Albany, lived in Rensselaer most of his life, before moving to Watervliet two years ago. A 1958 graduate of Phillip Schuyler High School in Albany Bill was employed by Teledyne and Gurley, Albany International Airport where he was the firefighter in charge and he retired in 2003 as a security guard from the Van Rensselaer Manor. He was a US Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War, having served in Vietnam from December 1964 to December 1965, he was awarded several medals and commendations for his Vietnam service. He retired from the Air Force after 20 years of service. Bill was a member of the Gerald O'Neil American Legion Post 1623 in Rensselaer, a life member of VFW Post 729 in Watervliet, life member of the Tri County Council Vietnam Veterans Association, life member of the A. Kelly DAV Chapter 38, a trustee of the Northeast Vietnam Veterans Reunion Association. He was also involved in many fire organizations G.S. Mink & T. Claxton Hose Fire Co. Pumper 4 and life member of E.F. Hart Hose Co. Pumper 3 both in Rensselaer, Taft Fire District in Orlando, Fla. and a longtime member of the Fire Police in Rensselaer and New York State Fire Police. Son of the late Edward Vincent Dalton and Alice Mae Foust Dalton; husband of Rosemary O'Donnell Dalton; father of Parrish James Dalton, Dawn R. Rush, Sean E. Dalton, Nicole L. Dalton and Courtney J. Dalton; brother of Patricia Ann Zwicker. Also survived by 12 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral will be from the W.J. Lyons Jr. Funeral Home, 1700 Washington Ave., Rensselaer Monday morning at 10. All are welcome to attend. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the funeral home Sunday from 2-6 p.m. Funeral will full military honors will be in Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville. Condolence page at

Published in Albany Times Union on Jan. 12, 2013
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