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Rev. George R. Dalton

Deceased: 2023-05-22


CSM Graduation Year: 1997

On Monday, May 22, 2023, just one day after his 68th birthday, Fr. George Dalton was called home to his God after battling valiantly an aggressive and unrelenting cancer over the past six months. Currently of Oakmont, formerly of Monroeville, he was the beloved son of the late Robert Edward and Mary Barbara (Sorg) Dalton; brother of Michael (Susan) Dalton, and David (Elizabeth) Dalton; Uncle of Kelly Lyn (Gregory) Hough, Matthew Michael (Nicole) Dalton, Gregory Paul (Morgan Reilly) Dalton, James Michael (Marta) Dalton, and Paul Matthew Dalton; Great-Uncle of Alexis, Sean, Logan, Lucas, Nadia, Edison, Catherine, and Arthur; also survived by their dear, longtime friend, Fr. Andrew Fischer.

One of his truest joys was the fellowship in ministry he had for the many parishioners he served throughout the years. Fr. George was a graduate of Gateway High School and studied for his undergraduate degree at Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL. A tremendously learned man, Fr. George was a devoted scholar having earned many academic degrees. The knowledge he acquired spanned the world over. Fluently speaking nine languages, Fr. George offered the most profound and insightful homilies to his parishioners.

His studies included German Literature in Munich, Russian Language, and Soviet Cultures in USSR, International Relations and Social Sciences in Vienna, and Moral Theology in Rome. Fr. George studied at The Pontifical College Josephinum, Columbus OH. He was ordained a Priest on May 12, 1984, celebrating 39 years of Priesthood. Upon becoming a Diocesan Priest, his assignments included St. Maurice Parish, Forest Hills, St. Anselm Parish, Swissvale, Newman Center, Slippery Rock University, Accademia Alfonsiana, Rome, John Paul II Institute, Washington DC, St. Louise de Marillac Parish, Upper St. Clair, St. Bernard Parish, Mt. Lebanon, St. Ferdinand Parish, Cranberry Twp., St. Irenaeus Parish, Oakmont, and Holy Family Parish. He was Chaplain for the Knights of Columbus.

Friends received Thursday, 2-8 pm at SOXMAN FUNERAL HOMES, LTD.,7450 Saltsburg Road (at Universal Road) Penn Hills and Friday, 9-11 am at St. Irenaeus Church, Oakmont. Mass of Christian Burial, Friday, 11:00 am, in St. Irenaeus Church of Holy Family Parish, celebrated by Bishop Mark Eckman. Interment in Good Shepherd Cemetery, Monroeville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Little Sisters of the Poor, 1028 Benton Ave. Pgh., PA, 15212, in appreciation and honor of the care given to Fr. George.