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 John T. Dally, Sr

John T. Dally, Sr

Birth
Pen Argyl, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 26 Apr 1998 (aged 76)
Lehigh, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Pen Argyl, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, USA
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John T. Dally, Sr.
April 26, 1998
John T. Dally, Sr., of Pen Argyl, died Sunday in Lehigh Valley Hospital.
He was the president of Anthony Dally and Sons, Inc., a quarrier and fabricator of slate products in Pen Argyl, from 1951 until 1992. He served as Mayor of Pen Argyl for 16 years, beginning in 1965 and ending in 1981.
Born May 22, 1921, in Pen Argyl, he was the son of Catherine Dally of Pen Argyl and the late Anthony Dally.
He was a lifelong member of Saint Elizabeth's Catholic Church in Pen Argyl.
He was a 1939 graduate of Pen Argyl High School and earned a degree in Government and Law from Lafayette College in 1949. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Air Force and flying 17 missions as a bombardier and navigator in Italy and Germany.
He served as Vice President and Director of Pen Argyl National Bank, Director of Lafayette Bank and on the advisory boards of Saint Elizabeth's Catholic Church, the Pen Argyl Salvation Army and the Minsi Trails Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He served for many years on the Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton Airport Authority and was a founding director and director emeritus of Northamption County Community College. He served as President of Structural Slate Company for 20 years and served as a director of the company for 47 years.
He also served on the Pen Argyl Athletic and Park Association, the Northampton County Economic Development Committee and was a founder and past Chairman of the Slate Belt Municipalities Association. He was a member of the Pomfret Club of Easton and Northampton Country Club.
An avid hunter, fisherman, and outdoorsman, he was a member and past president of Easton Anglers, Pike County.
He and his wife, the former Marge Sagness, celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary in August, 1997. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Karin A. Curcio of Pen Argyl; two sons, State Representative Craig A. Dally of Bushkill Township and John T. Dally, Jr., of Wind Gap; six grandchildren; a sister, Norma Abbott of Pen Argyl; a brother, Alfred Dally of Pen Argyl; and nieces and a nephew. He was predeceased by two sisters.
A memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday at St. John's Lutheran Church, 200 South Broad Street, Nazareth. The family will receive friends from 5:30 p.m. until the time of the services at the church. There will be no viewing. A private Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint Elizabeth's Catholic Church, Pen Argyl. Burial will be in Saint Elizabeth's Cemetery. The Guerro & Ruggiero Funeral Home, 126 E. Pennsylvania Avenue, Pen Argyl, is in charge of arrangement.
Family requests memorials to the Wind Gap Ambulance Squad, Saint Elizabeth's Catholic Church Building Fund or Saint John's Lutheran Church, all in care of the funeral home.
Guerro & Ruggiero Funeral Home
126 Pennsylvania Ave., Pen Argyl


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  • Created by: Tom Romano
  • Added: 20 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 101028019
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John T. Dally, Sr (22 May 1921–26 Apr 1998), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101028019, citing Saint Elizabeths Cemetery, Pen Argyl, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Tom Romano (contributor 47471526) .