September 15, 1941 ~ August 9, 2020

Born in: Mansfield, Ohio
Resided in: Fremont, California

John Ewing Dalton, age 78, was born in Mansfield, Ohio, on September 15, 1941, to John A. Dalton Jr. and Georgia Lavada Dalton.  He moved to California with his mother as a young child following his father’s death in Germany during World War II. John attended St. Peter’s Elementary School in Mansfield, St. Catherine’s Military Academy in Anaheim and Holy Spirit School in Los Angeles. He was a proud St. Catherine’s cadet all his life.

John graduated from St. John Vianney High School and Loyola University, now Loyola Marymount University. At Loyola, John’s love of Engineering was invested in a Mechanical Engineering Degree, followed in due course by a Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering from UC Berkeley John’s favorite Engineering job was working on Apollo 11. The Moon Landing remained the highlight of his career, though he also enjoyed facilities design.

On June 28, 1975, John married Constance Rourk in St. Ann’s Church, Palo Alto. They celebrated 45 years of marriage this June. Soon after the wedding, John and Constance moved to Fremont, where they have resided for 44 years. In Fremont, they were delighted to find the Motherhouse of the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose, who still administer St. Catherine’s Academy. John even encountered his former Principal, Sister Verona, who shared with him her extensive records from building the new Chapel at St. Catherine’s. Constance began to teach at DSMSJ schools, and John supported every program that he could, cumulating in HVAC at Our Lady of Guadalupe School in Fremont.

John is survived by his loving wife Constance, their daughter Sandra and Grandson Eric De La  Houssaye, Jr.

A memorial Mass will be offered at a later time following the Covid-19 pandemic.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose, 43326 Mission Circle, Fremont CA 94539-5898.



The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in John Ewing Dalton's name.

Dominican Sisters

43326 Mission Circle
Fremont, CA

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  1. CandleJohn was a kind person, great role model and will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with Connie and the family.

  2. John was a very kind, genuinely nice person. Always loved visiting him and Connie at my parents house in the summer on their trips back to Ohio. Really miss those visits. He always told such interesting stories. I know he is having fun again with his Mom and Dad and the rest of the Dalton gang.

  3. CandleWe are so sorry for the loss of John. We met John through his wife, Constance, who taught our children at St. Leonard’s In Fremont. We grew to know him over the years and he always warmed our hearts with his smile and friendship. May God comfort his family and may he have eternal rest.


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