Bruce C. Dalway, 65, of Carlisle, died Friday,
March 18, 2011, at Forest Park Health Center in Carlisle. He was born on Monday, December 24, 1945, in Grand Rapids, MI, and
was a son of the late Retired Major Benjamin C. Dalway, US Army and Lt. Evelyn (Collins) Dalway Roberts, US Army. He was also
predeceased by his beloved wife, Charmaine C. (Houck) Dalway, who died Dec. 2, 2007.
Bruce graduated from the Staunton Military Academy
in Staunton, VA and graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree from York College. He also attended graduate
school at the University of Baltimore. Bruce was the former Information Resource Manager and Government Marketing Representative
at York Industries for 15 years and had worked earlier in the textile industry, both in Pennsylvania and Arizona. He was an
active member of Second Presbyterian Church, Carlisle and was currently an Elder and had held earlier positions as a Trustee
at the church. He was the leader of the Friday Morning Men’s Bible Fellowship Group and was the representative of the
congregation on the Carlisle CARES board. Bruce was instrumental in the establishment of "Celebrate Creation Day" at the church,
and had a great love of animals and God’s creatures. He and his beloved canine companion "Rocky" made regular visits
to nursing homes with the Red Cross Visiting Pet Program. An avid runner and fitness enthusiast, Bruce was a regular at the
YMCA and participated in many road and mountain runs in Central Pennsylvania. Bruce was a kind and gentle man who was greatly
involved with his church and outreach programs in the community. His friendship, kindness and dedicated work in his church
and community will be greatly missed.
He is survived by "Rocky", a sister, Priscilla
Dalway and her companion, John Bilotta of Tampa, FL, an aunt, Margaret Collins of Grand Rapids, MI, three nephews, a step-daughter,
Terry (and her husband, Sharpe) Over of Newville and three step-grandchildren. The family is so very grateful for the selfless
care and great compassion shown to Bruce during his illness by the members of Second Presbyterian Church, the three Dennises,
Celtic Hospice and good friend and neighbor, Graham Vernon.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at
11 a.m. on Monday, March 21, 2011, at Second Presbyterian Church, 528 Garland Dr., Carlisle. Rev. Jeff Gibelius and Rev. Jennifer
McKenna will officiate. A time of fellowship will immediately follow the services at the church. Graveside services will be
at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens, Carlisle. Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle, is in charge
of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Carlisle Cares, Cumberland Area Resource Center, 50 W. Penn St., Carlisle,
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My thoughts and prayers are with you! Bruce was
a wonderful man. He often shared stories of his wife, whom he loved and missed very much! We shared the love of
animals as we both had dogs who were our faithful friends. He was a very dedicated and caring person which carried over
as a volunteer to Carlisle C.A.R.E.S. He had compassion for the homeless which made him an excellent liaison between
Second Presbyterian Church and Carlisle C.A.R.E.S. We will miss Bruce but will carry wonderful memories in our hearts!
Bruce was a true hero in my mind and I will miss him
greatly at 2nd Presbyterian Church. He and I had great talks and always discussed who was going to make the coffee for the
Friday morning fellowship men meeting. Terry and Sharpe have been great to Bruce by being there for him in his need. Bruce
was a proud man and loved to be so helpful. I will miss you Bruce but I am also glad that you and Charmine will now be back
I wish to extend
my sincere sympathy to Bruce's extended family. I got to know Bruce through our work at Second Pres. His commitment
to service was very strong and his example will continue to be an inspiration to me.
Delano M. Lantz
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