He lost his battle on Thursday October 9, 2014 after succumbing to the effects of an acute infection.
Dale was born in Hammond, Indiana June 25, 1932 and is survived by his wife Esta of 56 years, his daughter Maria (Al) Valenciano; granddaughters Alaina and Alexa Valenciano and many loving friends.
Dale joined the US Navy in 1971 and served his country for over 21 years.
While serving, he met Bruce Garman and forged a friendship and bond that stood the test of time for 55 years.
Dale loved his church family and friends and there wasn’t anything he wouldn’t do for them.
He also had a GREAT love for cats and dogs and with the help of his wife Esta, they provided love and care for numerous strays in the local neighborhood; and often paid for veterinary care of these animals.
Another passions of Dale’s was golf, which he played up until he was too weakened by his disease to go to the course.
The family would like to thank Dr. Njuguna and the staff of Cancer Care Northwest for the tender care they provided over the years.
On Monday, October 27, 2014 the family invites you to join in the Celebration of Life at the Washington State’s Veteran’s Cemetery, 21702 W. Espanola Rd., Medical Lake, WA 99022 at 1:30.
In Dale’s honor, in lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations are made to Partners for Pets, 8901 E. Trent Ave., Spokane Valley, WA 99212 (509) 893-9829.
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