Dalton, Jack Merle, 78, passed away on Tuesday, April 4, 2006 at his family home in Redondo Beach. Born in Goldthwaite, Texas to Cathy “Cleo” Bennett (Bradley) and Guy Harold Dalton, he was a third generation sailor. When he was 17, his mother remarried and the family moved to Redondo Beach. Jack was a proud member of The Sailors Union of the Pacific and the Elk’s Club. He also served in the U.S. Merchant Marines. As a sailor, he traveled the world and would bring his children gifts from exotic lands such as Peru and Malaysia. He sailed from 1945 until 1983, and when he married his second wife Letty Domingo, took a job as a longshoreman to be near her. At the time of his death, he was still working as a Dock Bosun in San Pedro. He loved his work and the sea. Jack enjoyed flying his Cessna 170, going to air shows and gun shows, and reading. He was also a talented photographer. His one other passion was his beautiful wife Letty, who he adored. He is survived by wife, Letty of Banning, CA; son Jack (Pam) Dalton Jr. of Aliso Viejo, CA, daughter Linda (Nick) Dalton of Orange, CA; daughter Jamie (Bill) Smith of Irvine, CA; former wife Rocki Schauer of Indio, CA; his two granddaughters Alison Cayetano and Shelley Norfleet; his brothers Steve (Sara) and Mark (Debbie) Bradley; his sister Donna Darlene (Donald) Van Bibber; and several nieces and nephews. A gathering of family & friends will be held at Rice Mortuary in Torrance on Tuesday, April 11, 2006 from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. The funeral mass will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Hermosa Beach on Wednesday, April 12, 2006 at 10:00 A.M. Burial will follow at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes.

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  1. Dad, I miss you so much. I never thought you’d leave us, you were so strong and healthy. I thought there’d be more time. Now that you’re gone, I realize that I should have called you more, visited more often, but I know you know that I loved you and that I’ll miss you. Your granddaughters Alison and Shelley miss you very much as well. Our world will never be the same without you. I love you, your daughter Jamie

  2. Dad, I know you’ld want me to be strong through this and I’m trying but it’s hard. I will carry your name proudly and remember your smile and your laugh. I miss you. Your Son.

  3. April 9, 2006 Dear Letty and All Dalton Family, We give you our deepest sympathy and condolence now that your are grieving over the demise of Jack. May you find strength and comfort in knowing that friends reach out to you during your time of grief. With deepest sympathy, Ate Esther & Kuya Ben

  4. Dear Jamie and Family, I am so sorry to hear of your father passing away. Losing a parent is never easy. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours. May God bring comfort to you today and may memories of your Dad make you smile. With Love, Karen Kobzeff

  5. Dear Jack, A million thanks for your love! Your love is so powerful that it propelled me into what I am now and it will empower me to move forward courageously. When you came to me, you changed my life forever and now my life will never be the same again without you. Part of me will go with you in death and your memories will live with me for as long as I live. You know how much I love you and for sure I’m going to miss you so much. Your loving wife, Letty

  6. Acknowledgement To all loved ones and friends, Words can not completely express my hearthfelt gratitude for your support and love to me during my time of grief. Nevertheless, I thank everyone of you from the bottom of my hearth for such support and love. For Jack’s sake, I will always treasure your love and friendship. Letty

  7. Dear Letty, We are deeply touch and moved by the loss of Jack. Our prayers be with you always and forever. Lilybeth and Raborn family

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