Richard T. Dayton

Richard T. Dick Dayton, age 62, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully while surrounded by his family on Tuesday, December 8, 2015.

Dick was born in Harrisburg, PA on October 2, 1953, and was a son of the late Herbert S., Jr. and Margaret (Cosgrove) Dayton. He made his career as a maintenance mechanic with Action Mailers in Aston, PA.

Dick was a longtime parishioner of Holy Family R.C. Church in Newark where he was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was an avid bowler and enjoyed league play at Blue Hen Lanes. Active in his community, Dick gave of his time and talents as a dedicated volunteer to various ALS charity functions. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle and friend and will be very dearly missed by all who knew him.

Dick is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Carroll (Cole) Dayton; children, Stephanie Dayton Walker (Bill) and Richard T. Dayton, Jr.; brothers, Spencer Dayton (Carroll), Bob Dayton (Teri) and Jeff Dayton (Pat); sisters, Liz Bowman (Rob), Carol Byerly (Alan) and Margaret Dayton (Everett); grandchildren, Camryn, Mason, Evan, Jagon, Rylee and Callan; and many nieces, nephews and great friends.

A memorial mass will be held 11 am on Monday morning, December 28, 2015, at Holy Family R.C. Church, E. Chestnut Hill and Gender Roads, Newark, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Dick’s memory may be made to the ALS Hope Foundation, P.O. Box 40777, Philadelphia, PA 19107.


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14 Condolences for Richard T. Dayton

  • Mrs. Dayton, Steph and Richie—I’m so sorry for your loss. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs!

  • So sorry for your loss. May God hold your family up. He is with the Lord and all his pain is gone.

  • I’m so sorry for your loss. He was such a great man from a wonderful family. My heart goes out to your family.
    Sending prayers to
    your entire family.

  • Dear Liz and Family, sorry to hear about your brother’s passing! I remember him from our days at Newark High and what a genuine good person he was! His obituary shows that he continued to be a special person!! Prayers and thoughts are with you and Dick’s family!

    Donna Jock Johnson

  • Rest in peace Uncle Dick! Love you bunches!!

    Tam and Kaden

  • To all the Dayton family:
    I was very sad to hear of Dickie’s passing. I know that my hubby Tom thought the world of him and though I hadn’t seen him in years he always had a good word and a smile when I did see him. I know he had a long road and I’m so sorry for the suffering that he endured. My deepest sympathy and condolences to all of you especially Carroll, the children and grandchildren. God’s peace, Sally

  • Carroll & Family,

    Our deepest condolences for your loss. Dick was one of the nicest guys I’ve ever bowled with. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time of grief.

  • We are sorry to hear of another loss of a loved one in the Dayton family. Hold each other close and keep the good memories.

  • My Prayers to all the Dayton Family, whom I have known for a long time, upon the passing of your beloved Dick, a kind gentleman……….May Peace be with you all now upon his passing…………

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Dick was a wonderful person and I will miss seeing him at the annual golf tournament. The last time we spoke he had trouble talking so he used his laptop to talk to me. We laughed a lot.

  • My deepest sympathy to all of the Dayton family. Dick was a wonderful person and a great bowling buddy for many years. May the peace be with you all during this difficult time.

  • As part of the Dayton family we are saddened to learn of Dicks passing.

    Bob and Ann Loper

  • Dick will be sorely missed by us all. I thank God that I got to spend so much time with him last summer One of the many ways that God develops us is through the wisdom of others as His wisdom and teaching is shown to us through those people we look up to. Dick was one of those special people. He was brave, courageous, and yet full of fun. I’m sure he is looking down on us as we look up to him! My deepest sympathy to all of you who miss him so.

  • We worked together for years in action mailer. Mr. Dick was my fav. Mechanic. He worked his magic when the machine acting up. He’s a wonderful person and he will be missed dearly. He’s not just a great co worker but he also taught me good words and i looked up to him like my dad. My deepest symphaty for his family, Rest in PEACE Mr. Dick…