David N. Dalhover

October 19, 1957 - June 30, 2024

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David "Dave" Neal Dalhover, 66, of Taylor Mill, KY, passed away on Sunday, June 30, 2024. He was proud of his service as a U.S. Army Veteran. Dave worked at Levi Strauss for 30+ years and spent time working at Littleford Day. He was a very kind and generous man who would give the shirt off his back to anyone in need. Dave enjoyed spending time working in his yard. He loved his Harley-Davidson motorcycles and animals, especially his cats. Dave was referred to as "crapaw" by his great-grandchildren, who he loved most of all. He will be truly missed and was deeply loved by his entire family. Dave is survived by his loving wife of 38 years: Shelley Zurborg Dalhover; daughters: Tara (Shawnda Savage) Roberts and Cassie (Joseph Marsh) Baird; honorary daughter: Missy Thomas Hardcastle; grandchildren: Ciara (Anthony) Thaman and Skylar (Jeff) Johnston and great-grandchildren: Viktor Thaman and Marcus Thaman. A remembrance of Dave's life will take place on Saturday, July 13, 2024 from 10:00 AM until the Honor Guard Service at 12:00 PM (Noon) at Connley Brothers Funeral Home, 11 East Southern Avenue, Covington (Latonia), KY 41015. Memorials are suggested to: Kenton County Animal Services, 1020 Mary Laidley Road, Covington, KY 41017. Connley Brothers Funeral Home, Covington (Latonia), KY 41015 is serving the family. Online condolences may be expressed on Facebook or at www.connleybrothersfuneralhome.com


Cassie Baird - Jul 13, 2024
🥺💔🙏 Oh Dad, I don't know where to begin. Your Remembrance turned out beautiful. The Honor Guard Service was wonderful and watching them fold the flag and present it to Mom with their white gloves on was heartbreaking but amazing. 🇺🇸 It's not what I wanted to do on this Saturday. I'd rather of been sweating my ass off helping you do something needing done rather than the realization of the final goodbye when there was so much more for you to do and be here for. 😢 You received a wonderful outpour of love and respect from everyone who came. I miss you SO much as I know Mom does. The house just doesn't feel the same without you. The world doesn't feel the same. My life doesn't feel the same. You're now in your resting spot without pain, heartache, or any distress. I hope you're at Peace and know that you have a family still here that loves you, unconditionally - forever and always... I will continue to talk to you and continue to ask you to give us all strength to get through this world without you (especially for Mom). I love you Dad, 💕 Your Daughter
Rebecca Judge - Jul 13, 2024
I am so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. I know his absence will be felt. My heart & prayers go out to Shelly & family. I have very fond memories of working with both Dave & Shelly at Levi’s. He was loyal to those he cared about and always had a smile or quick humor to share with me. Their relationship and loyalty to each other was admirable. Their years working together at Levi’s was aspiring. They both hold a dear place in my heart. May God give you peace and restore some joy back quickly.
Cassie Baird - Jul 9, 2024
🥺💔😭 Dad, it took me a bit to even begin to know what to say. I know I've already posted but you won't leave my mind - and I never want you to. You have given me so much, as well as giving up a lot for me. You worked 2 jobs so we could go do so many extra things. You taught me respect, principals, responsibility and SO much more. You made me into the strong woman I am today. I don't know if I'd be who I am and where I am without having you as my Dad. You and Mom even became my best friends. 😭 I miss you SO much Dad. We had so many fun times with great memories and we still had so many to make. We should have all had 20+ more years with you. You didn't even fully get to enjoy retirement as you were only 2 years in. I am happy we were able to give you the Skydiving experience you wanted before you turned 60 🪂... I don't know what I'm going to do without you now to give guidance when needed, to shoot me a random inspiring text, a funny saying, just a text, or a recycled (from me) sticker. I'm really going to miss our messages back and forth. Not to mention all your sayings you had for everyone when they'd leave the house. Oh gosh, the house and all holiday's will never be the same without you. Thank you for EVERYTHING you have done for me, showed me and instilled in me. Please give us strength to get through this crazy world without you (the craziest of all) but most of all please give Mom the strength and let her feel the love you had for her in her heart.. I promise you, I will "be good ... if I can't good I'll be careful and if I can't be careful, I'll name it after you". Unconditional love is what I will always hold for you Dad. 💕 Forever Your Daughter, Cassie
Anthony Thaman - Jul 8, 2024
Grandpa, I lost all my biological grandparents when I was very young. Ever since I started dating Ciara 19 years ago you and Shelly have been my grandparents and treated me as such. This has been such a blessing in my life and I aspire to pass the love you have shown to me on to others. Anytime I would be stuck on how to approach any situation in life you would always have an answer. I always looked forward to coming to every holiday, one of the bests being the year I was banned from the original yard dart set you owned as I was too dangerous lol! This is so incredibly hard to not have you with us (physically) anymore even though I know you are with us in spirit. I have seen so many cardinals close up since you've left and I know it's you visiting to check on not only me but everyone else. I will carry you in my heart always! Love, Anthony
Shawnda Savage - Jul 8, 2024
Dave, You will truly be missed and will forever be in our hearts and thoughts. Thank you for being their for us and for the many laughs and great memories. You was a wonderful, husband, dad, grandpa, father in law and friend! Love Always, Your-Daughter-in-law Shawnda
William Snow - Jul 6, 2024
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. And it was an honor to have known Dave and to have had him as a father-in-law. I have a lot of memories when Dave was part of my life. (Sorry about your tub)I wished that I would of thanked him for being the man that I wasn't.Especially towards my Daughters and Grandkids.You will and have always been in my thoughts. When I see you again we will ride our Harley's in the clouds. Dave made an impact in my life that I wish I would of listened to more. Everytime I ride you will be in my thoughts. I regret that I never got to let Dave know how much he meant to me. Thank you....
Gary and Cyndi Britton - Jul 6, 2024
Shelley and family, so sorry for your loss. Dave was always a friendly, smiling man that never failed to wave, smile, and speak to you, everytime you went up or down Droege. The only person I ever knew that mowed his grass in bare feet😬. He will be missed in the neighborhood.😢 Your friends from up the hill on Wilson rd. God Bless
Meshell - Jul 5, 2024
Love you uncle dave ❤ you will always be in our heart 💔😪
Skeeter Hagan - Jul 4, 2024
Dave you were a good neighbor you helped cut our grass when our lawnmowers were not working. You helped me learn how to use a chainsaw safely. I appreciate your kindness. Cassie and the rest of the family you guys are in my prayers feel free to reach out if you need to talk.
Liz Hicks - Jul 3, 2024
So sorry for your loss, my prayers go out to your family . Always will remember the good man he was...
Skylar - Jul 3, 2024
Grandpa, I can’t believe this is real. We made so many memories with you and I will cherish every one. I loved being in the yard with you and riding around on the lawn mower (even though I wrecked it, you still let me). You were always there for me and the whole family whenever we needed you. I love and miss you so much. -Sky
Missy Thomas - Jul 3, 2024
Dad, so many things I wish we could have said throughout these difficult years. I love you with all my heart and will continue to forever miss you. Thanks for all the memories we did have and will meet you again one day- now just a little later than I hoped. Love, your daughter
Thaman Family - Jul 3, 2024
Grandpa, we miss you more than words can describe. You were such an influence to me and were always there when I needed you. You are a beloved grandpa to Anthony and I. We loved watching you and the boys together, and they loved when you took them around your yard and let them light fireworks. You will always be their Crapaw with the long beard and lawn mower. I can't wait to play Super Mario with you again some day. We love you grandpa Dave and Crapaw.
Dawn Dessauer - Jul 3, 2024
Rest in peace my friend. Gone too early
Richard Coffey - Jul 3, 2024
Dave was one of my best friends...I loved him like a brother and will miss him greatly ..we always had a good time when we were together especially when we played Aggravation..we were always partners against the wives..you are in my heart brother and always will be.
Sharon Coffey - Jul 3, 2024
Dave I loved you like a brother and I always will. You will always be in my heart ❤..you were always good to me especially when I would come up and stay a few days. You were always good to everyone..I too am glad u you stepped up to the plate for Tara and Cassie..they love you dearly..Some day we will be playing aggravation again screaming and hollering like we did..
Sharon Coffey - Jul 3, 2024
Dave I loved you like a brother and I always will. You will always be in my heart ❤..you were always good to me especially when I would come up and stay a few days. You were always good to everyone..I too am glad u you stepped up to the plate for Tara and Cassie..they love you dearly..
Tara Roberts - Jul 3, 2024
Dave--38 years in my life, and still not long enough. You will forever be loved, missed and yet constantly remembered. Thank you for stepping up to the plate and becoming a wonderful dad, grandpa and a fabulous great-grandpa. Talk to you soon, through the clouds.. Love, your daughter ❤️
Cassie - Jul 3, 2024
I will always love you and miss you, unconditionally, Dad. I wish you were still here but I will continue to talk to you everyday! Love, Your Daughter

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