History of Gay and Lesbian Life in Milwaukee, Wisconsin - People - Bios

Garold (Gary) Dalton


July 23, 1937
November 23, 1988
Primary Involvements:

Deaf gay activist





Born deaf, Garold Dalton, known as Gary, graduated from Lincoln High School in the late fifties. Up to and during his teen years, Gary, was a state champion skater in singles and pairs. Later in life, he was responsible for organizing the Deaf Gays of Wisconsin and joining the National Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf. Gary attended their conventions in many cities both in Canada and the United States, where he made many friends.

Gary worked over 25 years for C.P. Gauger Co. (a computerized type-setting firm) and was learning his fifth computer system when he bacame ill in mid-1986. Gary was one of the first persons in Milwaukee to try AZT and the new Pentamidine inhalation therapy. He was waiting for CD4 testing to begin.

Garold Dalton passed away on November 23, 1988 with his family and his companion of elevn years at his side. A memorial service was held on Saturday, December 3, 1988 in the Chapel of the Chimes at Wisconsin Memorial Park.


Obituary in Wisconsin Light

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Last updated: 1-August-2005.