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Louis E. Dalton

April 9, 1945 ~ January 24, 2018 (age 72)

Louis Dalton, age 72, passed away at home on January 24. He was originally from Fancy Farm, Ky. He married Diane Boehm in 1981 and settled in Columbus. They had two children, Christopher and Russell, and one grandchild, Liam. He was devoted to his family and dedicated to his life work, teaching. Among his credentials were: MA at OSU in Administration, both an MA in Religion and Education and BA of Arts in Biology from Catholic University. His professional associations were numerous and included National Conference of Catechetical Leadership, American Society for Training and Development (Ohio Chapter), National Association for Supervision and Curriculum, and the OCSAA. Louis was a former Xavierian Brother, a teaching order established in Kentucky with missions in other countries. When he came to Columbus he worked in the Catholic Diocesan school office as an educational representative and later as Director of Religion. He also was a part time Director of Accreditation at the Catholic Conference office for all the Catholic schools in Ohio. During his tenure in both of these positions he published 4 educational religious training publications and did religious certifications for the Ohio Catholic schools. In his retirement he became the family historian of his home town and traced his family roots back to the 1700’s. Retired from Catholic Conference of Ohio in 2008. Member of Our Lady of Peace Church and OCSEA. Preceded in death by his parents, Augusta Mae and William Madison Dalton; brother, William Madison Dalton, Jr.; sister-in-law, Nancy Cram Dalton. Survived by his wife Diane Dalton; sons, Christopher J. and Russell W. Dalton; grandson, Liam Christopher Dalton; brothers, Joseph Kenneth and Phillip Russell Dalton; sisters, Sara (Robert) Elliott, Betty (Joe) Adragna, Janet (Brian) Forman and Susan M. Dalton; sister-in-law, Flora Dalton; many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and close friends. Friends may call 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the EGAN-RYAN FUNERAL HOME NORTHWEST CHAPEL 4661 Kenny Rd. A Funeral Mass will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Peace Church 20 E. Dominion Blvd. Private entombment later at St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers friends who wish may contribute in his memory to the American Cancer Society, The James Cancer Hospital or American Heart Assoc.   

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