Marcel Paul Dalverny led a very interesting life. Most of the time, he lived in Pennsylvania or
Florida. He learned the basics of barbering from his dad. After high school, he attended the
Electronics Institute. For a few years, he spent time on ships and boats courtesy of his 1966
enlistment in the U.S. Navy - cruising along the east coast (USS Northampton - a “floating
White House” command cruiser); sailing along the west coast and crossing the Pacific aboard
destroyers and destroyer escorts; doing patrols along the Vietnamese coast. After spending
some rehabilitation time in Japan and Washington State following an accidental knee injury
on a boat in Danang harbor, he was returned to the eastern Pacific.
Subsequent to his honorable discharge, he also spent time in the air flying mostly over
southwestern Pa piloting his single-engine Piper Cherokee airplane. There were inter-airport
flights to move cargo or deliver customers. Occasionally, there were sightseeing flights for
relatives and friends. He was a certified instructor so he taught students how to fly to earn
their licenses. Before he moved to Florida, he had a full-time job at one of the PLCB’s stores
in Washington. Down south, he worked for Cats magazine; co-managed at a Wendy’s and at
a Quincy’s restaurant at different times; delivered mail for the USPS; was a licensed real
estate agent; owned and operated a commercial business services company; was employed
by several security companies; was a custodian at a local hospital and also for a Volusia
County elementary school where he became the union steward.
When Marcel died in AdventHealth Daytona Beach hospital from the effects of a massive
heart attack on Sunday, December 24, 2023, he had been a longtime resident of nearby
Ormond Beach, FL. He was born on June 27, 1946, in Washington Hospital soon after his
twin sister Marcella. They were the younger children of the late Louis and Marguerite Deliere
Dalverny. After living in Washington for a few years, the family moved to Burgettstown.
Marcel was a 1965 academic course graduate of the new Union High School (he and some
buddies helped save some files, etc., when the old school was burning). He played football
and was in the marching band and had attended both Burgettstown and Raccoon grade
schools. He is survived by his brother Louis Eugene Dalverny and wife Nancy of Monroeville
and his twin sister Marcella Marguerite Dalverny of Burgettstown. During his 77 and a half
years of life, Marcel affected many persons with his positive attitude and actions. That is his
Friends will be received from 2-8 p.m. on Thursday, January 4, 2024, in Slater Funeral &
Cremation Services, Inc. of Burgettstown, 73 Highland Avenue, Burgettstown, PA 15021.
Interment will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 5, 2023, in Robinson Run Cemetery
(up the hill from Sturgeon, PA).
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to a charity.