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David L. "Gus" Dalhoff

October 18, 1938 ~ November 28, 2019 (age 81)


Mass of Christian Burial for David L. (Gus) Dalhoff, will be 11:00 AM, Friday, December 6th (Feast of St. Nicholas) at St. Anthony’s Church 521 Plum St. Fairport Harbor, Ohio.  Family and friends may call 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM on Thursday, December 5th at Spear Mulqueeny Funeral Home, 312 Eagle St., Fairport Harbor, Ohio 44077.

Dave was born on October 18, 1938 in Carroll, Iowa. He left this world to be received into the arms of the angels on November 28, 2019.

Dave was affectionately known as “Gus” by those in the community who knew and loved him.  He was an active member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Fairport Harbor and generously supported missionary efforts throughout the world. He was a respected High School Math Teacher at Fairport Harding High School for many years.  He owned his own family house painting business and was always at the Church painting something.  Dave was a former member of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate.  

Dave loved classical music, opera, hiking in the Smokey Mountains, collecting beach-glass on the shore of Lake Erie, traveling, being outside in the sun, and driving his MG car.  He was a very kind and sensitive landlord, always helping those in need. Dave loved to collect art and one of his treasures, a bronze shepherdess, was recently shared with the Hildegard Haus in Fairport Harbor.

“Gussie” will be lovingly remembered by his wife Darlene A. Dalhoff; his brother-in-law Nolly McReynolds; sister-in-law Marie McReynolds (David Rupert); sisters Joanne and Mitzi; sisters-in-law Pat Hesch, Arlene Dalhoff, and Edna Dalhoff; and numerous nieces and nephews.   David was preceded in death by his parents Fred Dalhoff and Anna B. Eischeid.  He is the youngest of eleven siblings (six of his brothers and one sister, Arlene Heiman, have preceded him in death).   

Gus appropriately died on Thanksgiving morning, a day in which we celebrate all of our blessings.  He certainly was a blessing to this village and all whose lives he touched. 

In paradisum deducant te Angeli – May the Angels lead you into paradise, Gus.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be sent in David’s memory to the Abbey of Our Lady of Ephesus 8005 NW 316 St., Gower, MO. 64454


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December 5, 2019

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Eagle St (Fairport Harbor, Ohio)

Mass of Christian Burial
December 6, 2019

11:00 AM
St. Anthony of Padua
521 Plum St.
Fairport Harbor, OH 44077


Abbey of Our Lady of Ephesus
8005 NW 316 St., Gower MO 64454

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