Bruce L. Dalton, 84, of Salina, passed away on Sunday, June 10, 2018. He was born Dec. 16, 1933 in Abilene, the son of Richmond A. and Josephine A. (Bublies) Dalton.
Bruce was a very kind, brilliant and loving man. He married his wife Kitty in August of 1960. They welcomed their three children Jodi, Blake and Andy into their lives during the first 7 years of marriage. During the course of their marriage they loved and cared for each other and have enjoyed their 9 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
When he first started his career he was the first engineer at Westinghouse and ended his career as the Engineering Manager at Phillips where he was very respected by his peers.
After his many years of working, he devoted the first 10 years of retirement to the children of Nedra Elbl’s classroom. After helping his oldest granddaughter Brooke conquer her challenges with reading and math he realized he could make a difference in many children’s lives. His dedication led to winning the Volunteer of the year for USD 305.
In his spare time he enjoyed building remote control airplanes and helicopters. Bruce would always call Kitty when he was coming home unless he wrecked. He would come home mumbling to himself in disappointment and head to the basement to figure out what happened.
Bruce was preceded in death by his brothers Chris Dalton and Richmond A. Dalton.
He is survived by his wife Kitty, daughter Jodi Brown and husband Craig, granddaughter Hanna Frazier and spouse Jett Vilardell and children Jett and Jayden Vilardell of Salina, granddaughter Brooke Lemon and husband Andrew Lemon of Lee’s Summit, MO, sons Blake Dalton and his children Cole, Anderson, and Charlotte of Marshfield, MA, Andy Dalton and wife Stephanie and their children Joseph, Jacob, Leah Kate, and Josh of Mandeville, LA.
Cremation was chosen. Visitation without the body present will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, June 15, at Ryan Mortuary where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday in the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Enterprise. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday at Trinity United Methodist Church, 901 E. Neal, Salina, with Rev. Barry Dundas officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church Prayer Shawl Ministry in care of Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina, KS.