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Timothy J. Dakin

SHARON — Timothy J. Dakin, age 81, of Monroe, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, at Miami Valley Hospital. Timothy was born in Sharon, Connecticut on June 18, 1941, to the late M. Edward and Agatha (Clapp) Dakin.

A graduate of The Hotchkiss School and Colby College, Timothy was a Lt .Colonel in the U.S. Air Force serving as an attorney in the Judge Advocate’s office. After retirement from the Air Force, Tim worked as a professor for the Air Force Institute of Technology and later as an adjunct professor for Central Michigan University and other colleges. He was a member of the St. Francis DeSales Catholic Church.

Timothy was preceded in death by his brother, Christopher Dakin. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Irene (Chrznowski) Dakin; his son, T. Robin Dakin and his wife, Amy; their five children, Jessica (Aaron) Buschman, Ryan O’Connor, Lauren (Jacob) Shaffer, Olivia, and Elise; his daughter, Andrea Ferraro and her husband, Tony; their seven children, Joey (Jacklin Mercer), Monica (Adam) Brandt, Natalie (Max) Yoder, Sylvia, John Timothy, Eddie, and Mary Grace; five great grandchildren, Nora, Ezra, Rylie, Jack, and one on the way; and his brother, Jeremy R. Dakin of Falls Village.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10 a.m. Monday,  Dec. 19, at the St. Francis DeSales Catholic Church in Lebanon, Ohio, with Fr. Craig Best. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery with full military honors.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the St. Francis DeSales School or at www.kidneyfund.com.

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