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David W. Dalton

Kent, Ohio

Jul 8, 1958 – May 23, 2016 (Age 57)


July 8, 1958
May 23, 2016
Kent, Ohio
American Heart Association


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Bissler & Sons Funeral Home and Crematory Obituary

Dave W. Dalton, 57, of Kent, passed away suddenly Monday, May 23, 2016 at Dr. P. Phillips Hospital in Orlando, FL. He was born July 8, 1958 in San Francisco, CA to Lenin C. and Bonnie (Wimmer) Dalton. Dave graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry; completed his teaching credential at UCLA and earned his Ph.D. at University of Colorado, Boulder. He was a professor at University of Indiana, Bloomington and Florida State University, Tallahassee before becoming a tenured professor at Kent State University. Dave was a contributing consultant with Solon Schools for the last 25 years and continued to consult after his recent retirement from Kent State University. Dave loved spending time with his children, his grandchildren, his sister, his friends, and his wife Eve. He also enjoyed home remodeling, carpentry, traveling, cooking, beer brewing, beer tasting, debating, motorcycle riding and repair, listening to music (except country), boating, and many other hobbies. He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Eve (Barnhart) Dalton; daughter, Jamie (CJ) Rhoads of Kent; son, Andy Dalton of Cranberry Twp, PA; grandson, Jason Rhoads; granddaughter, Emilia Dalton; sister, Lynne Dalton Neumayr of San Mateo, CA.; and nieces, Nicole, Michelle, and Laura Neumayr. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Mike Dalton of Pahoa, HI. Private family services will be held. Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association Ohio Valley Affiliate, 5211 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227. Bissler & Sons Funeral Home and Crematory are handling the arrangements.

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I just found out about Dave's death. I am stunned and saddened. Like so many, I admired Dave's many abilities and his constant welcoming to me and others.



Eve, I am so very sorry.

My sincerest condolences. I enjoyed meeting and having occasional enlightening conversations with Dave until he retired. My prayers and sympathies to Dave's family, Eve, and friends. He will be greatly missed.

Eve and family:

I was so sorry to hear of Dave's passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Eve and Family,
Like others have said here, I am so sorry to hear of this. Dave was truly one of a kind. I knew him as a supervisor, professor, doctoral advisor, and friend. I can say without hesitation that he was exceptionally influential to me. He often challenged me to do more and to think big. I 'm certain my experiences with him were merely a microcosm of his impact on others over his lifetime. I will certainly miss him.

My thoughts are with you all.


Eve, my thoughts and prayers are with you............I was SO sorry to hear this unexpected sad news. Sincerely, Larry

To Eve, Jamie, Andy and family,
Words cannot describe how profoundly sorry we were to hear of Dave's too-early passing from your lives. Our memories of a warm and loving husband, father, friend and neighbor remain with us to this day, despite our having moved from Thorndale three years ago.
Eve, you brought happiness and contentment to his life; Jamie and Andy, he was so proud of you both and your children were a source of pure joy in his life. Our thoughts and prayers are with...

May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.

Dalton family,
My sympathy to all of you.
Tell stories of Dave to your grandchildren. They and you will love him all the more.