Jerry Dalton Obituary, Death – Theodore Jerry Dalton You were my best buddy throughout all of life, and I’ll never forget you or any of the moments we shared. I love you, man. Relax, my dearest darling. I want to catch up with you at some point in the future.
He was the devoted husband of Karen (Glase) Dalton, with whom he had been together for close to four decades. He was the son of James and Laura (Schoelkopf) Dalton, who both passed away, and was born in Reading.
As a young man, Jerry was a member of the Boy Scouts, and throughout his time there, he gained a lot of valuable experience that he would later be able to pass on to his sons and grandchildren with a sense of pride. After receiving his diploma from Muhlenberg High School in 1968, he went on to pursue a lengthy career as a truck driver, specializing in the transportation of medical gases. In the course of this labor, he racked up more than three million kilometers, and he would refer to himself as “gear-jamming, double-clutching, and coffee-slurping.”
Jerry gave back to his community by giving his time with Operation Scarlet, a Shar-Pei rescue organization, and serving as an active member of the Board of Directors for the East Reading Pool for the previous 19 years. Jerry is survived by his wife, Karen, as well as his sons, Toey Goodman, husband of Lisa of Muhlenberg Township, Corey Dalton, husband of Jessica of Tilden Township, and Eric Dalton, husband of Heather of Keyport, NJ; his sister, Janice Lamm of Wernersville; grandchildren Jacob, Jeremy, and Allison; sister-in-law Sandy Barrett of Muhlenberg Township; and his cherished Shar-Pei rescue, Haven.
He will be remembered with affection and will be sorely missed. James Dalton, Jerry’s brother, and Anthony Charles Goodman Jr., his grandson, both passed away before Jerry. At eleven in the morning on Saturday, August 20th, 2022, members of the family and friends will gather at the Kuhn Funeral Home and Crematory located at 5153 Kutztown Road in Temple, Pennsylvania 19560 to pay their respects and share memories of the deceased. Visitation will take place in the morning, beginning at 10:00 and continuing until 11:00. After the service, the body will be laid to rest at the Forest Hills Memorial Park in Reading.