BURLINGTON FLATS — Walton Talbot Dauchy, 76, of Burlington Flats, died Sunday, June 9, 2002.
He was born July 25, 1925, in the town of Burlington, the eldest son of Myron David and Margaret Ellen (Crumb) Dauchy.
He was a graduate of Edmeston Central School, Class of 1942.
He married Evelyn Mattison on Nov. 8, 1943, in the Baptist Parsonage in Burlington Flats.
He served his country during World War II in the U.S. Army, joining "Patton's Army" through the Battle of the Bulge, liberating the famous Lipazzaner horses. He marched through Europe and ended in Austria, receiving the Bronze Star for his actions. He remained in Europe for another year helping displaced people find their way home.
He returned home to help his father in the Burlington Flats Sawmill, until Hartwick College called him back to school, where he attained his bachelor of science degree. He continued his education at the State University College at Oneonta, where he attained his master's degree.
His joy was teaching young people at Morris and Oneonta schools. Walton took great pride in teaching history and making it come alive and be meaningful. He was chosen to mentor and teach children with problems learning, emphasizing old-fashioned work ethics and values to reach their potential.
He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and fishing all of his life.
He was a former member of "The Farmers Lodge," F.&A.M. of Edmeston.
Walton is survived by his wife, "Marv" Evelyn M. Dauchy, of 58 years; his son, David Myron Dauchy and wife, Kathryn, and their son, Todd and wife, Nicole, and their children, Megan and Bryan; a son, Robert George Dauchy and sons, Timothy, Daniel and Andrew; a son, Walton Frederick Dauchy and his son, Travis, and daughter, Brenda; a daughter, JoAnne Deller and her husband, Russell, and their son, Christopher, and daughter and husband, Loralei and Phineas Marr, and their daughter and husband, Amy and Rodger Pape Jr.; two sisters, Janet Baulch and her husband, Richard, and their children, Shari Lou Baulch McConnell and husband, Michael, and Gregg Baulch and his wife, Lynn and their children, Jake and Hannah, and MaryLou Dauchy.
He was predeceased by his brother, Jack; and his special aunt, Eloise Crumb, "Aunt Ellie."
Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 15, 2002, at the Dauchy residence in Burlington Flats.
Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Friends are asked to please attend the graveside services with military honors, that will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 16, 2002, in the Burlington Flats Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to consider donations to the Town of Burlington Veterans Memorial Park for a special memorial dedicated to Walton Talbot Dauchy.
Funeral arrangements are by the Johnston Funeral Home of Morris.
Published in The Daily Star on June 11, 2002.