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Emmett Neal Dalton(1930 - 2017)

November 4, 1930 - January 6, 2017

Neal Dalton, 86, of Bandera, passed away January 6, 2017 in Boerne.
He was born in Murray, Kentucky to Henry and Verna Dalton on November 4, 1930.
He Married Helen Carr October 30, 1953 in San Antonio.

Neal graduated from Bandera High, class of 1949 and was voted Senior Class Favorite. He retired from teaching in the North East Independant School District after 30 years.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 53 years Helen Dalton, who passed in 2012 .

Neal is survived by daughters, Elizabeth Dalton and Camille Fusselman (Bob); grandchildren, Kathleen, Marianne, Laura and Frank; great grandchildren, Bryson and Leo.

A Memorial Rosary will be held at 5:00 PM, Tuesday, January 17, 2017, at Grimes
Funeral Chapels of Bandera, followed by visitation.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 AM, Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at Assumption Chapel- St. Mary's University in San Antonio.

Interment will follow at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery with Military Honors.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bandera Retired Teachers Association, 1420 State Hwy 173 South, Bandera, Texas, 78003.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Grimes Funeral Chapels of Bandera.

Published in Express-News on Jan. 15, 2017

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01/17/17 10:28 AM #1    

Steve Clark

I heard of Mr. Dalton's passing yesterday and was reminded once again of my own mortality and temporary human existence.  At this over 60 age the human condition, an ever more temporary proposition, commands one's attention, respect and appreciation for one more day of continued existence.  I am grateful every morning to have another opportunity to celebrate life as well as the grace to mourn those who have now been removed from it

Mr. Dalton was a good hearted person and teacher that plied his trade with a positive outlook and perpertual smile.  Daily class encounters with Mr. Dalton always began and were typified by that big smile of his. It seemed as though he had just been made privy to a joke that brightened his countenance and made you wish you had heard it too.  Teaching was no joke to the man, however, as he led classes for years through the mystries of Biology and the science of life.  I think he enjoyed the students as much as he enjoyed teaching them with a sometimes wry sense of humor and a good natured poke or two in fun at some student's small mistake,as he pointed out some factoid or another about the function of the pituitary gland or the finer points of pithing a frog.  The latter was a situation where he let his boyish mischievousness show trough as he loved to make the females conduct the frog's immobilization (to put it nicely) especially if they showed any squeamishness..

I saw Mr. Dalton again as well as Cyril Firgens and Linda Hinger after I graduated from UT Austin and returned to San Antonio to pursue my MBA at UTSA.  I decided it would be a fun and easy job to substitute teach while I attended evening classes, the only time classes were offered back then in the second year of the MBA program at UTSA.  I managed to get several subbing stints at Mac.  I think it was the first day that I subbed when I walked into the teacher's lounge and came upon Mr. Dalton who non-chalantly, with his inimitable smile, said "what are YOU doing here?"  We laughed about my returning until he turned to introduce me to some of the teachers present that were new since I had graduated.  He had not changed.  It was the Mr. Dalton I remembered who liked to laugh and joke and I was immediately put at ease.

With these fond rememberances, I also wish to offer my condolensces to his family and to express the remorse I feel at his passing;  Just as each of us is truly a composite of the people that affect our life and the experiences we assimilate throughout our years, so is Mr. Emmett Dalton's absence felt as the loss of a small part of my being and I am heartily saddened by it.  He will be missed.

01/17/17 10:44 AM #2    

Jean M. Wright (Korcz)

I remember Mr. Dalton, he was one of my favorite teachers at Mac.  Always smiling, patient and had a good sense of humor.  A very nice man and a good biology teacher.

Jean Wright Korcz


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