Dalton E. McInturf

March 12, 1929 - July 26, 2019
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Dalton E. McInturf, 90, of New Philadelphia, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on July 26, 2019 in the Community Hospice Truman House. Born March 12, 1929 in Dover, he was the son of the late Floyd A. and Grace N. (Embree) McInturf. He graduated from New Philadelphia High School in 1947, and served…

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Dalton E. McInturf, 90, of New Philadelphia, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on July 26, 2019 in the Community Hospice Truman House. Born March 12, 1929 in Dover, he was the son of the late Floyd A. and Grace N. (Embree) McInturf. He graduated from New Philadelphia High School in 1947, and served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.

After completing his service, he married his loving wife of 64 years, the former Saundra Jean Culbertson (Saunie), on January 1, 1955. Together, they were blessed with a life of love and beautiful memories. Of greatest importance, his treasured family and his strong faith. Many of these cherished family memories were made at their Tappan Lake cabin, where he enjoyed volleyball, frisbee, fishing, power boating, and water skiing. Whether at the lake, on vacation, or at his grandchildren’s sporting, academic, or musical events, Dalton loved to support his family’s numerous endeavors and interests.

He was raised in faith at First Christian Church of New Philadelphia, ultimately becoming Elder Emeritus at Faith Christian Church, also of New Philadelphia, where he served in many additional capacities throughout his lifetime. He could always be found on most Sundays, or any significant church event; eager to meet with a welcoming hello, a firm but friendly handshake, and a heartwarming self-introduction.

As a lifetime resident of New Philadelphia, Dalton was employed 40 years with the Marlite Corporation. And following retirement, he became “chief of signage” with McInturf Realty, always performing significant site foreman duties during the Christmas in the Park event held annually at Tuscora Park in New Philadelphia.

Additionally, Dalton found excitement behind the wheel of anything with a motor; slightly revealing a more expressive, somewhat hidden, personality. And this pleasure seemed only matched by his attraction to ice cream, baked goods, and all-things preferably homemade. But his truly notable self could typically be found, speaking one-on-one with a loved one, a friend, or a complete stranger; in a church pew, on a living room couch, at a sporting event, or on a front porch. He was always interested in engaging in genuine conversation.

He will be deeply missed and cherished by his wife, Saunie; sons, Jan (Roni) of New Philadelphia and Michael (Lynn) of Cincinnati; his grandchildren Alexandra, Abigail, Taylor, Ian, Tessa, Roman, and Evan; great-granddaughter, Maisyn; along with his brother, Duane (Loretta) McInturf of Lexington Kentucky and their son Gary.

In addition to his parents, Dalton was preceded in passing by his infant children, Mark Allen and Pamala Kay.

Visitation will be held in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia on Thursday, August 1, 2019 from 4 to 7 p.m. Pastor Brian Flood will officiate a service at Faith Christian Church on Friday beginning at 11 am with visitation one hour prior to the service in the church. Burial will follow in Evergreen Burial Park at New Philadelphia where the V.F.W. Post #1445 will render military honors.

Memorial contributions in Dalton’s memory may be directed to Faith Christian Church, 2012 Pleasant Valley Rd NE, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663, Community Hospice Truman House, 716 Commercial Ave SW, New Phila., or The Quaker Foundation, PO Box 627, New Phila.


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Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, August 1, 2019

Time: 4:00 pm

End Time: 7:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory


116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Service Information

Date: Friday, August 2, 2019

Time: 11:00 am

Faith Christian Church


2012 Pleasant Valley Road NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, August 2, 2019

Time: 12:00 pm

Evergreen Burial Park


1520 Delaware Drive SE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Community Hospice

716 Commercial Ave. SW
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
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Quaker Foundation

P.O. Box 627
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663

Faith Christian Church

2012 Pleasant Valley Rd NE
New Philadelphia, OH 44663

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Born: March 12, 1929
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On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.


Sandy Gallentine posted on 8/29/19

Oh Saunie, We just saw this today!!! I cannot imagine you without Dalton. He was such a good man. We just saw him last year at the football games and he seemed so healthy. We are so sorry to you and all the many people that loved this wonderful man Denny and Sandy Gallentine


Jean Kuhn posted on 8/3/19

First of all my deepest sympathy goes out to all of the family!! He had a very loving family. Saunie his wife was a wonderful lady and the two made a wonderful pair. Dalton always met you with a handshake or if he new you he would give you a kiss on the cheek. He always asked how you were doing. He made you feel that he was genuinely interested in you and what you had to say. He will sadly be missed by the people who knew him and the community!! It was an honor to know him.


Sue & Ken Hawkins posted on 8/1/19

Jan and family You have our deepest sympathy Your dad was a wonderful guy. He was a great customer of my family


Kavin and Tammy Ogg posted on 8/1/19

So Sorry for your loss of a truly wonderful man, always with a smile and hand shake he greeted us, he will be sadly missed.


Kneppelt’s posted on 8/1/19

Words can not truly express the feelings of Love we share for your family in this time of loss. Dalton was always a handshake, hug, or prayer away and always brought happiness wherever he went. Knowing where he is now is beyond anything we can imagine but he still leaves a hole in your heart. We will be keeping you always in our prayers. Love and hugs to you all. Bob, Tammy, Ethan, Jennie, and Kameron Kneppelt


Steve & Janie Arnold posted on 8/1/19

Our fond memories of Dalton go back several decades. Heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.


John Gray posted on 8/1/19

Dalton was like a father figure to me and I have many fond memories. I could always count on a playful comment from Dalton, and those coment were often sprinkled with a hint of a lesson. My family moved to Florida before my senior year of high school and the McInturf family took me in while I lived with my grandmother. I was always welcome at any McInturf event, and I spent many weekends at the lake. I am not sure how my life may have turned out without the guidance of Dalton and Saunie. A truly great leader (everyone knows Saunie was the boss) of a truly great family. Lots of love, Wishing you peace in this time of sorrow. John Gray


George E Joseph Jr posted on 7/31/19

I am really going to miss Mac. We had lots of fun at the senior center. You have my Condolence.


Tim & Jacque Halter posted on 7/31/19

So sorry for the loss of a great kind man. We always enjoyed sitting by him at all the ball games. He will be missed. Love, Tim & Jacque Halter


Deb Myers posted on 7/31/19

Keeping you in my deepest sympathy and prayers with the loss Dalton. I always enjoyed a conversation with him. Always a smile, hug and bright outlook.


Traci L. Cooper posted on 7/30/19

A life well lived. So glad I got to see you two at Bob Evan's recently. I am sure Jeff and Jay are having a laugh or two at Dalton's expense. Blessings to you all during this time of sadness.


Ken & Cindy Young posted on 7/30/19

Saunie, Jan, Mike & Family. Please except our deepest sympathy on the passing of your husband, father. He was such a sweet man. He always had a smile on his face. May the memories you’ve made comfort you during this time.


Shirley Knisely posted on 7/30/19

To Jan & his wonderful family I want to offer my heartfelt condolences. Jan & his entire staff were so much help to me. I met Dalton when he was taking care of my for sale sign he greeted me with a warm hand shake & hug. What seems like a small gesture can mean so much to some one who is going through a difficult time. He must have touched alot of people with his warm personality. Your whole family has truly been blessed.


mike bartley posted on 7/30/19

so sorry for your loss he will be missed by me


Shirley King posted on 7/30/19

The McInturf family, You have our sympathy is the passing of Dalton. He was a very nice man. We always enjoyed talking with him, - always so friendly. Treasure your memories In Christian love, Merle & Shirley King


Nic Borojevich posted on 7/30/19

McInturf Family, Please accept my condolences. May God comfort you during this time. God Bless,


Tina DeVecka posted on 7/29/19

We are so sorry for your loss. It was nice seeing him at the soccer games supporting his grandchildren. Prayers for all the family. Dan, Tina, Zach and Emily DeVecka


Bob and Becky Horn posted on 7/29/19

With our deepest sympathy


Kevin Krieger posted on 7/29/19

What a great guy. The world’s going to be a less interesting place without him. Godspeed, Dalton!


Randy Breyer and family posted on 7/29/19

I am so sorry for your loss. Dalton will be deeply missed. He was such a fine mana and someone I have admired. He was a good father figure to me as my dad passed away many years ago. I can still hear his laughter and see his smile. What a Godly man and I am grateful for my memories and to have known him. Bless you and your family as you grieve. My prayers are with you


Gary and Sharon Lawver posted on 7/29/19

We are so very sorry of your loss of a wonderful Husband, Dad, and Grandpa. We will be praying God will comfort each of you and give your peace. Our deepest sympathy to the entire McInturf family.


Sherri Patterson posted on 7/29/19

Dear McInturf Family: Both John and I have very fond memories of Dalton. John's was more like a father figure throughout out his life and mine was more during college and working at Big Red Q Quickprint where he would always come in. I remember wonderful conversations as he was always so positive and could see the bright side of everything. We loved our time at the cabin at Atwood. The world was a better place because of him. Warmly, John and Sherri Patterson


MR. & DR. KEVIN B. (DENISE) MCENROE PETITTE posted on 7/29/19



Bill Knisely posted on 7/28/19

Jan and family, My sincerest condolences for your loss. Dalton was one of the most friendliest and happy human beings I have ever met. His sense of humor and ability to make people smile was amazing! I pray for strength and comfort for you and your family as you move forward thru this.


Christa Roberts posted on 7/28/19

You all are in our prayers during this difficult time. Dalton was a very special man who always had a kind word and a huge hug!! Love, Chad, Christa, and Colin Roberts


Thomas Bitticker posted on 7/28/19

We are truly sorry to hear of Dalton's passing. He brought joy and happiness to our family over the years. It was a pleasure to hear the stories of the past, and he always kept us informed of the lives of his children and grandchildren. He was very proud of his family and always set a good example through his actions.


Frank Leone posted on 7/28/19



Michelle Gooding posted on 7/28/19

We are sure going to miss Dalton’s smile and laugh! He was always welcoming with a hug or a handshake. Praying for the Family and Friends who are grieving. ~With much sympathy, Steve, Michelle, Drew, and Lucas Gooding


Robert and Pamela Arney posted on 7/28/19

Our condolences to the McInturf family. Dalton was a wonderful, joyous man. He always left us with a laugh and a smile. He will be greatly missed. Robert, Pamela, Cameron and Maverick Arney


[email protected] posted on 7/27/19

Saunie and family , Dalton meant a lot to all of us , he will be deeply missed by a lot of people .So sorry for your loss . Sending our Love and Prayers to your family ?? The Demuth's , Bobby & Susan Jacob, Amanda & Samuel


Karen (Beitzel) Welch posted on 7/27/19

Keeping everyone in my thoughts and prayers. I never saw Dalton that he didn't speak and have that smile of his for everyone. Such a great man!


Dave and Kathy Kiser posted on 7/27/19

Always had a smile and always offered his hand. God Bless


Carolyn Vaughn posted on 7/27/19

Dear Jan, Mom and Family, so very, very sorry to learn of you Dad, hubby passed...What a wonderful man he was, remembering him coming into the garden center, so caring and great...Thinking of you all with hugs and good thoughts.... Carolyn Vaughn


Elizabeth Stephenson posted on 7/27/19

So sorry for your loss.


The Ames family posted on 7/27/19

Prayers for your family for comfort through this difficult time.?


Mary Ann Otte posted on 7/27/19

I am truly sorry for your loss. I pray for peace and comfort throughout the days ahead.


Mark and Patti DeVault posted on 7/27/19

May your memories comfort you at this time of loss. Prayers for peace and comfort.