Dalton C. Wertz - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Dalton C. Wertz

July 31, 1993 - September 5, 2022

Dalton C. Wertz, age 29, of Bear, DE, passed away suddenly on Monday, September 5, 2022.

Born in Monroeville, PA on July 31, 1993, he was a son of Debra L. (Christopher) Wertz and the late John L. Wertz. Dalton worked as a welder for APEX Mechanical and Fabrication in Wilmington, DE.

A true outdoorsman, Dalton could often be found hunting or fishing. In his spare time, he loved visiting the mountains or shooting pool. Above all, Dalton’s most treasured moments were spent with his family and friends along with his canine companions.

In addition to his father, Dalton was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Frank and Shirley Christopher; and brother, Justin Wertz. He is survived by his brother, Jarret Wertz; niece, Dakota Wertz; stepfather, William Doohan; paternal grandparents, Ray and Eileen Wertz; uncles, Frank Christopher, Danny Quinn, and Blaine Wertz; aunts, Patti Cararini (Gino), Shirley Griffin (Michael), and Shannon Watson (Don); numerous cousins; and best friends, Zack Page, Dorothy and Shayla Gunter, Nick Palma, and Mel Frunzi, along with many more close friends.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 4 pm until 6 pm on Friday, September 9, 2022, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE. A committal service will be held at 1 pm on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, in Westmoreland County Memorial Park, 150 Eastside Drive, Greensburg, PA 15601.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dalton’s memory to the SPCA, 455 Stanton Christiana Road, Newark, DE 19713, or online by clicking here.


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47 Condolences for Dalton C. Wertz

  • RIP my friend, holding table for you tonight! You will be missed by many.

  • My heart hurts for Daltons family especially his mom. Gonna miss you playing pool you were great at playing.

  • Dalton will be missed, the life of any room. May he Rest In Peace.

  • You will be dearly missed , I will miss your smile but heaven received another angel shining down on us , love you and you will always be in my heart and our family my second son . Deb prayers and I’m thinking of you lots of love xxx

  • So many things I can say, but i”ll make it short and sweet. I’m so hurt and still in denial that you are gone but your Legency lives on. I will miss you until eternity. Rip my friend it hurts

  • My heart is broken. I pray that you all find peace in this time. Sending love and prayers.

  • I miss you brudda save a nine ball game for me up there and don’t beat’m up too bad on the table until I get there rest easy my brother

  • Debbie , I’m so sorry for your loss .. my heart breaks for you ..our conversations about dalton always made me smile , and I could see the love in your face .. my deepest sympathy and love to you .. Sandy McCullough

  • Our Hearts are broken Debbie and Family with this horrific news and unbelievable loss of your sweet Dalton. Gone too soon, too young. Heaven gained an Angel with a Beautiful Soul yesterday.

  • Debra
    I am so sorry for the loss of your son. I am praying for you and your family in this time. I pray you are all wrapped in comfort and peace.
    Denise Boyle Swindell

  • We are so sorry to hear about your loss. He was such a charming and polite young man. Although we didn’t spend much time together, I truly enjoyed speaking with you and the family on occasions.

  • Dalton gravitated towards me when I was young and was someone I always considered a close friend. Just a few nights ago we enjoyed a few cold beverages and smokes outside. We told one another we had to go for a cruise. Give ‘em hell brotha. See ya soon.

  • Dalton I knew you through pool league. I always enjoyed shooting against you or with you at the local taverns. It’s such a shame this happened. I’ll miss you buddy. We may not have been the closest but everytime I saw you, you set the energy of the whole room. I hope your snapping the 8ball off the break up there. Rest In peace brother! 🙏

  • Dear Debra, I think you know Bill passed away July2, but I know he would want as I do to send our deepest condolences. We lost 2 of our 3 sons , so I know the agony you are going through. I send you Strength,Peace , Love and if you ever want to talk call me 201-529-8269. There are no words to comfort you except I truly understand.

  • Simply at a loss of words. My deepest of condolences to his closest family and friends. Dalton’s smile was always a bright one. His energy could control a room. I didn’t know Dalton well, but what I knew of him left an everlasting impression. R.I.P. Bubba

  • Didn’t want to believe this was real…gonna miss you brother..thanks for all the lessons in pool..still tell people how good you are…Tattooed Jesus forever..

  • Debi, I am very sorry for your loss. May God give you strength to get through this difficult time. I hope you find comfort in all the great and loving memories you have of Dalton. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • My deepest sympathy & condolences 💐 There are no words I’m very sorry for your loss Debi.♥️

  • I am so very sorry for your loss. I lost my 27 year old son, 4 years ago. My heart breaks for you.

  • My deepest sympathy and condolences, very sorry for your loss.

  • Debbie. You and your family have all our sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May he rest in peace ❤ … Jim @ Sabina

  • Debi, So very sorry for your loss. I know you will hold all the memories of Dalton close to you forever… and they will help you through this difficult time. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • I am so sorry he was a great person je will be missed.

  • Debra omg so sorry to see that your son passed God bless his soul.

  • Debra and family I am so sorry for your loss You are all in my prayers Love You All .

  • Debi my heart and soul prays for you and your family. Dalton was a fine young man who’s legacy lives on with you. His beautiful smile came from you being an amazing mother. He is now watching over you from heaven with all of his love. ❤️

  • I’m deeply saddened by your loss, and am sending my love and prayers to you, and your family. If there is anything at all that I can do for you, please do not hesitate to contact me.
    In friendship, I send my very best regards…

  • Unfortunately we know there are no words to help ease your pain. May Dalton Rest In Peace.
    Dawn and Ron Christopher

  • My deepest sympathy Deb and god speed to Dalton he was a part of our family he will be dearly missed , and Cleo loved you so much loved our chats we had love ya

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  • Debbie I’m so sorry for your loss.

  • Debi-My heart goes out to you. You are in my thoughts. Susan

  • Debi
    Sincere condolences to you and your family.

  • We are heartbroken over this tragic loss! Our family has so many fond memories of Dalton growing up in this neighborhood and playing in our backyard. He brought a lot of fun and laughter to all of our events. Debbie, we are praying for you and your family that God will give peace and the strength that you need as you grieve this unimaginable loss!

  • Dalton I’m lost for words I remember the first time I met you 7 years ago at halftime I challenged you to a pool game and you beat me I was mad lol.. we were friends since. I gave you a nickname lumberjack joe and it stuck with you since then.. you were like a brother to me.. ima miss Monday night league without you there.. you are missed dearly.. fly high my friend until we meet again.. I’m sorry for your lost to all your family and friends

  • Debi, Beth and I extend our thoughts to you and yours on Dalton’s passing. I remember you speaking of him back in the day!

  • Dalton, I don’t know what to say. It’s hard to talk about your passing directly, because it doesn’t seem real yet. Let me start from what I remember. I met you at Rommel Harley-Davidson MSF class in Smyrna. You were one of the two naturals in the class. It was as if somehow you knew how to ride motorcycles by instinct before the rest of us could smoothly throttle. You were one of the first to attempt every riding test we took!

    Even so, you took time to give encouragement to others in the class who weren’t innately gifted. I was one such person. You were doing cool stuff during breaks in the class, like finding giant Rhinoceros beetles on the driving course, or telling us about Panheads. I think by the end of the class you had befriended each and every one of us. Years later, hanging out with Bockman from the class, I saw you shooting pool. You remembered me and made me feel so good about getting my own bike. You are a good friend, and will be missed by myself, and the many you no doubt influenced in your time. Rest In Peace, friend.

  • For Dalton.. I might not see your image again but your spirit will always be near. You will remain in my heart forever. We love you Dalton ! Ms. M..
    Frankie .. Joey ..Sasha and Ender

  • Sorry to hear about dalton.didnt know him that good.nut he did know how to shoot pool..rise hell.Rip.dalton .rest in peace .praying for family.

  • We kinda went separate ways after highschool didn’t talk much but here and there. but you were always a genuine person and always made people laugh. I wish we could have kicked it after highschool. R.I.P man fly high

  • Debbie we want to express our deepest sympathy for your loss. Dalton will be greatly missed. From time to time we would share a short conversation or too and then he would be on his way. We are only a few steps away and here if you need us. Keeping you in prayer.

  • Debbie on behalf of Marlyn and myself our sincerest condolences. We know how much Dalton was loved. May he Rest In Peace.

  • Please accept our condolences on the passing of Dalton. It was an honor to have known such a great person. Sincere condolences. Your family remain in our deepest prayers.

  • I am so very sorry for your loss. I know how much you loved and cherished Dalton. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Debbie, I am so sorry for your loss, Dalton was always so sweet and kind. You are in my thoughts and prayers

  • Dear Deb,
    My deepest condolences to you and your family. I know you loved your son more than anything on earth. You are in my prayers.
    Mary Fox

  • Debi –

    I am sorry for your loss. May your son rest in peace. You and yours are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Alban Ivezaj