Leo F. Dalton of Brighton Township
07/11/1951 - 05/02/2012
Leo F. Dalton, 61, of Brighton Township, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, in his home.
Born July 11, 1951, in Philadelphia, PA, he had been a resident of Brighton Township the past 31 years. He was a disabled Captain with U.S. Airways after 25 years’ service having formerly flown with Allegheny Airlines.
Preceding him in death besides his parents, was a sister, Irene.
He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, John and Angel Dalton, Brighton Twp., and three sisters, Rita Dalton, Marge Zeadow, and Theresa Kaminski.
Friends will be received Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m. in the NOLL FUNERAL HOME INC, 333 Third Street, Beaver. Online condolences may be shared at nollfuneral.com
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Dearest John and Angel,
No words, just all my love to you both.
To all my Aunties and the Soul survivors of Leo.. It is is a sad loss today, Our Brother, Father, Uncle and friend Has gone to sleep today Along with the Other loved ones. We have hope and Love and an undeserved kindness that will some how enter into this world and easy all our suffering. Leo was a man of intent and a thinker, a believer of hopes and passions that he loved....A loss indeed..Love you uncle Leo...May Peace of mind, calmness of soul be on all those who Love Him and Know him....xoxo
I really enjoyed flying with Leo. He flew the BAC-111 as my F/0 on many trips and we always had a good trip. I will remember him fondly.
Retired USAir Captain
John, my deepest condolences to you and your family on the loss of your father. Your Dad was a wealth of information and an asset to the students whose lives he touched at the airport. Many of the simple formulas and rules of thumb he taught me I still use today.
Clear skies and tailwinds Leo...
Brenda & MarissaRelation:
We wanted to express our deepest sympathy to you with the death of your father. May our Risen Savior welcome him with eternal peace. And may your days ahead be filled with his memories and the comfort of knowing he is at peace.
Brenda & Marissa
Friend and fellow pilot
Leo and I worked together for our union efforts and we flew together as well. Leo was "computer literate" when DOS was the language of computers and most of us could not even find the off/on switch. I remember a memorable trip with Leo when we shared command of a DC-9 flight from PIT to ELM and return, switching positions as Captain and F/O at ELM. Leo was a super guy and we will truly miss him.
Gene and Maureen SchumacherRelation:
John, sorry to hear about your Dad. He was one of a kind and loved sharing his experience with his fellow pilots and the students at the airport. When I was Captain on the DC-9', Leo was on the Nord-290 so we never had the opportunity to fly together. We remember many dinners at Sal's and he was always proud of you. Our deepest sympathy to you, your wife and the Dalton Family. A friend has flown West.....
John & Angel,
My sympathies on the loss of your father. It is with fond memories that I will remember your dad during our soccer days and how he sold Mr Feroce that jeep for $1.00.
May God Bless you and your family at this time.
I'm very sorry to hear about the passing of your father. I remember him from open house and other various activities at Beaver High School when you were a student. I remember him being very proud and supportive of you. Please accept my sincere condolences and God Bless.
Mikel Lynn DavisRelation:
I always looked forward to seeing you at the Star Parties. You were patient with the kids and a font of information to everyone. We'll miss you!
John so Sorry to hear about your Father passing .I haven't seen or talked to him in a few years but he and I always had a frendly relationship and I enjoyed talking to him .
I will always remember the Good old days sitting around the BVI hanger and , well talking about what ever ??? Joe Ross / Ross Automotive.
Thank you all for your kind words and prayers. It was an absolute honor reconnecting with my fathers friends whom I had grown up with over the years. Seeing all of you who had made it, and rehashing stories as we did made the viewing an absolute pleasure. The stories and memories brought smiles and laughter to every ones face. It is strange to say that, but I believe that it was fitting given my fathers nature.
To all who were not able to make it: Knowing the various industries that you are in (mostly aviation)your condolences and well wishes were received with grace. It was good to know that so many of you had held him in such high regards.
He left behind an irreplaceable legacy.
Thank you all again so very much for the memories.
Retired US Airways pilot
Sorry to hear of Leo's passing. I always enjoyed his company and his thoughtful takes on the pilot issues of the day in PIT. I extend my sympathies to his family.
Friend / Fellow Pilot
I was saddened to hear of Leo's passing. We were too close in seniority to have ever flown together but I always enjoyed talking to Leo when our paths crossed ... usually when we had a chance encounter in the crew room. We shared many a spirited discussion about the Company and ALPA more than a few times.
Fair skies, my friend!
I am so sorry to hear of your fathers death. The knowledge he imparted on me during the time I knew him was very valuable. I will miss our spirited conversations and debates. Many prayers to you and your family.
Fellow concertina player
I only knew Leo through the internet but I felt I did so well enough to want to send you a note. He was a regular on the forum 'Concertina Net' and I often exchanged messages with him. But the system also allows private conversations as well, and Leo and I swapped views many times. He was a man after my own heart; restrained but no-nonsense. Sensible.
I enjoyed his company while we had it and shall miss him.
My heartfelt sympathies to you all.
Fellow concertina player
I cannot pretend to have had as much contact with Leo in the past as David, in fact we may have only had direct contact a couple of times - however, Leo kept us all on the Concertina.Net forum informed on a weekly basis with updates on concertina videos and recordings available on the internet. He was a regular source of information, and had many useful, and humorous comments to add to conversations in the group. He will be much missed by us all.
I am sure more condolences will be rolling in. We are Leo's concertina buddies from an international forum. Leo kept us all entertained by posting his weekly surfing of UTube of all newer concertina posts. Because of the privacy nature of the forums it took quite awhile for the members to piece together a last name and approximate time from Leo's last posts. I do not know if anyone from the concertina.net forums knew Leo personally--I think probably not because it did take us so long to piece together information--but Leo certainly did have a lot of cyber friends and admirers. He will be missed on our forums. He had friends from many continents. We are a weird little sub-culture that surely treasures each and every one of it few members. We are sorry for the loss of one of us--and the loss in your family. We will celebrate his concertina! most sincerely,
Michelle Horner Wisconin
On Line colleague
I would like to add my condolences and kind thoughts to Leo's family. He was a committed member of our international musical community on Concertina.net. I was so sad to hear of his passing at an age when he should have been so active RIP .
Mike in Sheffield, England
I am one of the administrators of the concertina web site where Leo was well known. Out of hundreds of members, he had at the time of his passing the tenth-highest total number of posts (over 1700) on our discussion board - in only a few years he became deeply involved in our community and we miss him. I know I speak for all the concertina players when I say we regret your loss. He, and you, are in our thoughts.
It is impossible to say how much folks like Leo are appreciated. He did a wonderful job with the thankless task of keeping many of us aware of videos related to the concertina. He did it in an organized and careful manner that saved all of us the drudgery he went through. It is, I think, the hallmark of truly giving people that they accept and carry out this sort of thankless task. I am sure he was a person it would have been a joy to know well.
Michael S. FranchRelation:
We all probably wonder if anyone other than family and a few friends will remember us after we're gone. Leo will be remembered by cyber-friends all over the world. It was amazing and touching the way inquiries after someone noted his absence and the hopeful speculations ("on vacation, perhaps"), growing to urgent inquiries and attempts to reach out of people who might know who the otherwise anonymous Leo was--and the shock when we found out that he would not be returning to our community.
I hope his family will draw some consolation from knowing how many lives he touched.
Leo supplied me with a weekly helping of wonderful concertina videos from all over the world. I considered him a member of my community and will miss hi.
Thank you, Leo!
Leo's relentless search for concertina videos introduced me to some excellent players and gave me lots of enjoyment. Although I didn't know Leo, he brightened my life. Thank you Leo and condolences to all of his family.
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