In Memory Of

Mr. Robert H.

Service Information

Thursday, February 13, 2020
Friday, February 14, 2020
11:15 am


A special request;

In lieu of flowers, donations be made to your local Alzheimer’s Association.


Robert Hunter Dalzell

September 20, 1925 – February 9, 2020  

Robert Hunter Dalzell, age 94, passed peacefully on Sunday, February 9, 2020, in Lexington, KY, surrounded by family.

Beloved husband of Elizabeth Cuff Dalzell – deceased, son of Margaret Grace McLaughlin and George Howland Dalzell, and brother of Clifford G. Dalzell – all deceased. Father to Maryanne Dalzell – deceased, Patricia Dalzell Dobosz (Ted Dobosz –  deceased), Elizabeth Dalzell (Stephen Satler), Robert Dalzell Jr – deceased, Denise Dalzell (Kerry McGuire), Thomas Dalzell (Mary Gleason), Laura Dalzell (Michael Graves), Megan Dalzell (Patrick Ryan), John Dalzell, Anne Dalzell Fischer, and Calli Dalzell Pope (Jason Pope).

Grandfather to Christopher Roberts (Taryn Roberts), Jody Dalzell-Mooney (Keith Mooney), Andrew Dalzell-Roberts, Kimberly Ferri Watkins (Steve Watkins), Kataryna Dobosz, Laurie Satler Pruden (Matthew Pruden), Lindsay Satler Deal (Andy Deal), Christopher Dalzell, Kieran, Sean & Colin McGuire, Kiernan & Rachel French, Emily Graves, Daniel Ryan (Mary Ryan), Calli Ryan, Jack, Mia, & Luca Dalzell, Shane, Chase & Emma Pope.

Great-grandfather to Madyson, Keeley & Cecelia Roberts, Ryan Dalzell-Mooney, Megan & Ryan Watkins, Jamison & Leeora Pruden, Elijah Deal, Wednesday Evridge, Liam Ryan, and Noah Pope.

Born in Brooklyn, NY, he entered the Lawrenceville School in Princeton, NJ, in 1939. Prior to his senior year of high school, he enlisted in the US Navy and served in WWII as Electronics Technician, 2/c, aboard the USS Dixie AD-14 in the South Pacific and China Seas then continued in the Naval Reserves until 1950. Post war, he graduated from Lawrenceville in 1947 and from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1950. He worked as an electrical engineer at Sylvania, Sperry Gyroscope, and Fairchild Republic in the production of military aircraft until his retirement in 1980.

In 1953, he joined the Garden City Volunteer Fire Department serving in the Engine Company and as Chief in 1973.

Bob and Liz were married at St. Joseph’s Church in Garden City in 1948. They raised their 11 children in Garden City, first at 29 Cambridge Ave and then at 37 Brixton Rd. In 1980, they purchased the Belle Isle Marina and moved to Georgetown, SC, with their two youngest children. In 2003, they joined their daughter Laura in her home in Lexington, KY.

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