David L. Dayton
1933 - 2020
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Dayton, David L.
1933 - 2020
David L. Dayton passed on to his eternal home October 16, 2020. David led a life of service to others. He taught in Worthington Schools for several years, but proudly retired Lt. David L. Dayton from the Worthington Police Dept. He served his country in the US Navy during the Korean War. Using his G.I. benefits, he enrolled in The Ohio State University, where he received his Bachelor's degree in Education. David is survived by his loving and devoted wife of over 50 years, Susan; and their son, Brian (Jamie Madden), Sussex, WI; Laura (Terry) Comer, Marysville, Ohio; S. Michael (Mike Gargiula), Portland, OR; 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters-in-law, Isabelle B. Dayton, Vero Beach, FL, Sandra Dayton, Cancun, MX, sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Tim Remy, Westerville, OH; brother-in-law, Jeffrey Watson, Marion, OH.; many nieces, nephews, and extended family. David was born in Marysville, OH on December 10, 1933. He is preceded in death by his twin brother James O., brothers William Daniel and John Thomas, great grandson Duncan McAdow, and his parents Louise Otte Dayton and William R. Dayton. Mass of Christian Burial at 11am Monday, October 26, 2020, Church of the Resurrection, 6300 E. Dublin-Granville Rd., New Albany, OH 43054 or Live Stream at https://www.cotrna.org Private Inurnment to follow. In lieu of flowers, for those who may wish, memorial contributions may be made to The Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Rd. SW, Lilburn, GA 30047, https://www.lbda.org or Ohio Health Kobacker House, 800 McConnell Dr., Cols., OH 43214, https://www.Foundation.OhioHealth.com Social distancing and masks will be required. Condolences to www.rutherfordfuneralhomes.com

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Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Oct. 21 to Oct. 25, 2020.
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October 28, 2020
Sue, may the memories you shared bring comfort to you during this difficult time.
Kay McNeal
October 26, 2020
David L. Dayton... Our family gatherings will never be the same. We will miss your laugh, great stories and the love you shared with all of us. Thanks be to God for your precious life. I will cherish the blessing of having you as dear my brother-in-law forever. Love, Nancy
Nancy Watson Remy
October 26, 2020
We came to love Dave in the few short years that we have known him and his wife Sue. Our little Carlatun Street will never be the same without him.
Ina James
October 25, 2020
Mr. Dayton was one of the best teachers I had at Worthington High School. But other students did not always appreciate his enthusiasm for U.S. history. If someone fell asleep in his class, he had an uncanny ability to continue talking as if nothing was wrong, pick up the metal trash can at the front of the room, walk down the row to the desk of the sleeping student, hold the trash can up in the air and then drop it on the floor next to the sleeping student while the rest of the class watched to see the startled victim jump. That was 50 years ago and I remember it clearly to this day. My deepest sympathy to his family. David Dayton was a great man!
Chuck Curley
October 21, 2020
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Cinda Anderton
October 21, 2020
Our family was very close to David for a period of time when I was in high school. We send sympathy and prayers to his wife and family, and will remember how much he loved poetry, and will always have fond memories of him. May all of the memories his family has of him bring comfort to them in this sad time. May he rest in peace.
Carolyn Hunt Harrison
October 21, 2020
Mr. Dayton was a teacher at Worthington High School 1969 I believe was the year...I can see him as plain as day leaning up against his desk telling all of us...as if one of us at a time....He would teach us this routinely...."If all you can remember about my class is what A Tariff is. It is a Tax on Imported goods." period. He was gentle and kind. I am so happy that he lived a good long life !!!! I know everyone who knew him is grieving....RIP dear Mr. Dayton With Love, Lolli Bagby Hamrick
Lolli Bagby Hamrick
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