Bruce A. Dalton, Jr. ’65

Bruce A. Dalton, Jr. ’65, a retired Orange County physician of Hurdle Mills, N.C., died Sept. 13, 2012, when a private, single-engine plane crashed in Colorado. Dalton’s daughter, Audrey Dalton Reichardt ’94, said in an interview that her father and his friend, financial consultant Steve Huber, were en route to the Reno Air Show in Reno, Nev. Dalton, 69, lived on his horse farm at 4909 Brock Drive, Hurdle Mills, NC 27541, with his wife, Dr. Denise Dentan. He was master of Red Mountain Hounds, a fox hunting club. “He’s been flying his whole life,” Reichardt said. “It’s just a hobby.” She said her father and Huber were good friends who enjoyed flying. “The trip was kind of a bucket-list trip,” she said. “It was something that the two of them had been talking about for years.” Dalton was a graduate of Davidson and the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. He was born in Lenoir, and moved to the Triangle in the mid-1980s. He served in the U.S. Army as a pediatrician, and after retiring from the military, went into the occupational health and safety field, working for Northern Telecom. Reichardt said her father was well-known in the community. “He was active in his church, and was very loved,” she said. “It’s a big loss.”