John Victor Dallin Jr.
John Victor Dallin Jr., 75, of Wilmington, died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, of cancer, at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Care Center, Bolivia, N.C.
A memorial service will be held Nov. 24, 2012, in Madison, Miss.
He leaves his wife of 50 years, Sue (Markley) Dallin; his sister Joyce (Dallin) Fischer; his sons Vic Dallin III and Mark Dallin and his wife, Christine (Bright) Dallin; his daughter Jennifer (Dallin) Case and her husband, Bruce Case; eight grandchildren; and many close friends.
Born and raised in the Philadelphia area, he was the son of John Victor and Jeanne (Moseman) Dallin, and had lived in Wilmington for the past nine years.
After graduating from Yeadon High School in 1954, Mr. Dallin attended Drexel University and then Millersville State Teacher’s College, graduating in 1959 with a bachelor’s degree in secondary education. He was awarded a master’s degree in mathematics education from Villanova University in 1971.
He met his wife, Sue Markley, at Millersville College, and they were married in 1962 at Drexel Hill Baptist Church. After graduating from Millersville, Mr. Dallin taught math at Henderson High School in West Chester, Pa., for 20 years. In 1979 he became an executive with Southern Wholesale Company in Brookhaven, Miss.
In 1983 Mr. Dallin and his wife started The Shoe Cottage in Pinehurst, successfully running the business for 20 years.
Mr. Dallin was the quintessential family man, who most enjoyed spending time with his wife and children. He loved vacations at the beach, playing bridge and a good game of tennis.
Mr. Dallin was a member of the Rotary Club of Pinehurst.