Alan James Dalby, 69, shipyard supervisor

April 10, 2002

Alan James Dalby, a retired shipyard supervisor, died of heart failure Saturday at St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson. He was 69.

Mr. Dalby, a Forest Hill resident who had earlier lived in Joppa, was born and raised in Yorkshire, England. He was a graduate of Yorkshire Technical College, earning a degree in mechanical engineering. In 1953 and 1954, he served in the Royal Air Force as a radar mechanic.

He worked as a draftsman at a shipyard in Selby, England, before immigrating to Quebec in 1967. A year later, he moved to Baltimore and became a supervisor at the Sparrows Point shipyard of Bethlehem Steel Corp.

He was a member of the Institute of Naval Architecture.

Active as a soccer coach for Harford County Parks and Recreation, he also was a board member of Harford County Soccer. He enjoyed gardening and working on home improvement projects.

Services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at McComas Funeral Home, 1317 Cokesbury Road, Abingdon.

Mr. Dalby is survived by his wife of 44 years, the former Vera Walker; a son, Nigel A. Dalby, and a daughter, S. Jane Jimenez, both of Bel Air; two brothers, Richard Dalby and Leslie Dalby, and a sister, Helen Smith, all of England; and four grandchildren.

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