• Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home
    Hampton, VA
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Robert Dale Lucado 1950 - 2012
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Thursday, March 22, 2012
Gail, Donna, I just heard the news.
It's always hard to lose a family member, and with Dale's passing we all have. A constant force in locating classmates for the reunions, his presence will be missed at the next one. But I know his spirit... and his Typhoon spirit... will always be there with us.
I've read these many pages of comments: he made a difference in so many lives. Wouldn't it be nice if we could all touch so many the way he did.
Blessings and hugs to you all.
Wednesday, March 07, 2012
my sympathy is with all of you,
Sheryl fineman
Tuesday, March 06, 2012
I would like to offer my condolences to the Lucado family on the passing of my CAPTAIN. The obituary in Sunday's paper was a fitting tribute that brought back many memories. Sincerely Jon Scott NNHS'68
Saturday, March 03, 2012
Donna, George, Ryan and Erin...please accept my deepest sympathies on the loss of your beloved Dale. Donna, in all the years I have known you, I never realized that you were Dale's sister. I know that you will miss him very much.
Thursday, March 01, 2012
My condolences go out to Dales family even though it has been forty years since I have seen him he will be missed. I do remember going to church,school and the boys Club with Dale in my early years along with packing the car up and heading to Nags Head and Hatteras to surf back when the boards were 8'. I am sorry to have missed out on the passed 40 years of his life.
Thursday, March 01, 2012
We just found out and are so sorry to hear of Dale's passing. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Love,
Greg and Blythe
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Wonderful tribute to Dale on Saturday. 500 or more people attended his funeral and reception. So many people loved Dale and admired his courage. He will be deeply missed by all. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this difficult time. May Dale rest in peace.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Dale, life threw you a vicious hit at such at early age, but you always made the best of it. So sorry to see you go. You were loved by many. Now that you've left behind your old body, you can once again run down the field forever.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
I am so sorry to hear of Dale's passing. May God comfort you in this time. He will be missed by many.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
I was so sorry to hear of Dale's passing. My heart goes out to all the Lucado family. Dale always made me laugh and his spirit will live on in all of us that loved him.
Monday, February 27, 2012
Our thoughts, prayers, and sympathy to the Lucado family. Dale we will miss you. Always had a smile and hug for you. RIP.
Monday, February 27, 2012
I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of such a special person, keep your memories close to your heart. a fellow classmate of 1968 graduating class
Monday, February 27, 2012
I am very sorry to hear about Dale's passing. My heart goes out to his family and I hope that they will continue to be surrounded by the love of family and friends as they go through the coming months. He will continue to live in the memory of so many others.
Monday, February 27, 2012
My memory of Dale was his SMILE, he was always smiling! Thank GOD for Dale and his life...an inspiration to all who knew him! Thanks Doug for the picture album! GOD BLESS Dale's family! Classmate '67 NNHS
Monday, February 27, 2012
Gail and Family,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Jackie
Monday, February 27, 2012
To the family of Dale Lucado, I am so sorry to hear of your lose. I would like to express my condolences to you. Dale was a great person, with a big heart, God bless him.
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Dearest Gale,
Words just aren't adequate to express my sadness for you, your family and his many, many friends now that Dale is truly healed. I'm sure he will continue to watch over each of you and share his wit and love from above while God wraps his arms around one of His bravest. My sincere sympathy is sent but also know your memories and love for your brother will keep Dale alive always! Celebrate Dale's life as he would want you to do!
Love and Hugs,
Judy Willard & Randy too
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Roberta - I am sorry to hear about the passing of your father.

Toni S Schmidt
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Some bring a light so bright into this world that the radiance remains even after they leave it.

May the Lucado family be comforted by memories of joyful times spent in Dale's company.

Missy Hespenhide, Hampton High School Class of '73
Sunday, February 26, 2012
I am so sorry to learn about Dale. Although I have been gone from Newport News for a long time, those days at NNHS are always with me. Dale's smile and personality are remembered fondly. My sincere and deepest sympathies go out to his family.

Ricki Green Gray (Greensboro, NC)
Sunday, February 26, 2012
I would like to express my condolensces to the family of Mr. Lucado. I must say as I was reading his obituary, I had to smile because I was not surpised when I read all the things he was involved in, because from the first time I met him, I could see that he was a truly kind person; no matter what was gong on with him, or how he was feeling, he remained a kind, understanding, and thankful patient. I cried tears of sorrow at his passing, and tears of joy also knowing that he was free to be amongst Angels like himself. People like Mr. Lucado don't come into our lives often, and he will always be an inspiration to me.....
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Gail and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless and keep you during this time.
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Deepest sympathy in the loss of one so deeply loved. Rest in Peace.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family. Dale was a very special man and will be missed by everyone who knew him. He was one in a million!
Saturday, February 25, 2012
TV sports announcers often speak of the amazing amount of competitiveness, determination, courage and skill that is displayed by the inordinate number of athletes that come from Tidewater Virginia... Dale's name should be at the top of that list. Dale has been and will continue to be the spirit of Newport News High School. May God comfort the Lucado family and those that knew and loved him.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Gail I just sat down to read today's paper and was shocked to see that Dale had passed away. I pray the love of God enfolds you during your journey through grief. Remember that I love and care about you and may your heart and soul find peace and comfort.
My sincere sympathy, Liz
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Some people leave their imprint on many of others. Dale was one person who left a positive impression. His life was a testimony to honor and strength. You will be missed.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Lucado family during this time. May you find comfort knowing Dale is whole again & that he touched so many lives in a positive way. The service today was beautiful & a wonderful tribute to Dale's life. We should all learn from his legacy.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Gail, Donna and family, We are so sorry to hear of Dale's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Please accept our sympathy for your loss. What a beautiful memorial service and a wonderful testimony to a great person.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
I was assistant coach at NNHS when Dale played. I would see him quite often after he finished school and he would come to support the team. He was a good young man and I enjoyed coaching him. I became the head football coach during the last year of NNHS. It was the Turkey Day Game and Dale was there to cheer on the team. Some of the alumni came to Ferguson where I was coaching to get equipment for the Alumni game. It was a sad time when he became paralyzed. It is great to see how he touched so many lives. My thoughts are with your family.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Dear Family, I didn't know Dale personally, but as a fellow Typhoon I would just like to pay my respects to him and his family. So sorry for you loss. I was class of 72.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Dear Lucado family,
It's Saturday, February 25, 2012 - just want you to know I am thinking of you during this celebration of Dale's life here on this earth. Trusting and hoping you have the assurance he is in a better place, where he would not want to come back even if he could as he proclaims "IT IS WELL WITH MY SOUL". This time of sorrow has to be bitter/sweet to you who loved and cared for him so faithfully. What a testimony of LOVE! I pray as the days, weeks and months go by, we will continue to be reminded of your loss and pray for you as you go through your own individual process of grief, knowing there is a choice to reunite with him one day. My sincere condolences.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Ricky and I send our condolenses to the family. We never say Dale with out a beautiful smile on his face. He has such a heart for others. He was always asking about our family, so concerned for us all. He was such an inspiration for us all. God bless you and may Dale rest in peace. Love.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Dale,
We love you and we know your in heaven. I have always adimired you spirit and your love for everyone. With all my love.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
To the Lucado family, we send our love and prayers to our fellow Typhoon. The breakfest bunch on Tuesdays in Newport News and the breakfest bunch in Hampton on Wednesdays!
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Dale,
With all our love and to my old neighbor the Dale Lucado family. My prayers are with you at this time.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Dale,
We love you and will miss you! Our prayers go out to the family and we know your in heaven.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Dale,
Your such a nice guy. I've always loved you and admired your spirit! My sympathy to the family.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Dale,
We love you and you will always be in our hearts! Your fellow Typhoon friend (Class of 1954).
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Dale,
I'll miss talking to you about our Virginia Caviliers! You were always the best with keeping up with my teams. I'll see you heaven!
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Gail, Donna and family, Dale was a very special friend and will be missed more than words can say. We worked together on each class reunion and what great fun he was to work with! He always had a smile, a joke and never complained. He could find classmates like nobody else and call me a midnight to tell me about it (Oh, I will miss those phone calls). What a great guy he was! He is in a better place now and, even missing him as we all will, he left great memories for all of us and we will see him again someday. Milton and Elizabeth Nunnally
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Remembering Dale

Dale never looked at his condition as a disability but rather a different way of doing the things he wanted to do; at least this was my impression. Over the years, Dale fought many battles for his life. This last battle, he won. Dale's many friends and family members lost. As LL Cool J said about Whitney Houston at this year's Grammys, “there is no way around this, we have lost a family member” this statement is also so very true about our beloved friend, Dale. We have lost a family member. Our hearts are filled with sadness for our loss.

I visualize Dale standing on his own two feet looking down upon us in amazement at all of the love pouring in from across the state and beyond. Dale is not only an icon of NNHS; he is an icon of Newport News. Maybe one day, we will see a LUCADO HIGH SCHOOL in Newport News. It has a nice ring to it anyway.

Dale's dazzling smile could light a room. Dale knew of no enemies and he could win strangers as friends instantly. On especially bright days, I will think of Dale's radiant smile shinning down on me from Heaven. I will smile and say my hellos to Dale as I reach for my sunglasses.

I didn't spend as much time with Dale as I would have liked, but I took comfort in knowing Dale was always in Newport News. Today, although I am saddened, I now take comfort knowing Dale is no longer in pain or confined as he once was. Now, Dale is free! I visualize Dale being on Heaven's welcoming committee keeping an eye on us as we all migrate toward him.

Many Great Typhoons have left us before Dale, so Dale will not be alone on his journey; he will be among friends and family. As our earthly class reunion dwindles, the Great Class Reunion in the Sky will populate. I am sure Dale will take charge of that as much as he did for us here. It seemed that Dale loved everything about high school.

Dale may be gone, but he has not totally left us. Before leaving us, Dale imbedded himself within each of our hearts. There is not a day that goes by, that I don't think of my friend Jerry Hicks, who too left us in 1970. Today's pain we share for our loss of Dale, will, one day, pass, and the sorrow will be overpowered by happier times we shared with Dale. I cherish my happy times with Dale; Nags Head, VA Beach, Buckroe, just hanging out. Talking about the big surf, 1 or 2 ft (+/- 1 or 2 feet), it didn't matter. Dale was a master of words when it came to silly songs. One that comes to mind was the one about a solder going off to war with two pistols by his side and that soldier did something for curiosity, something, something, something. I think Dale and Steve Morris wrote this song. For those who knew Dale in high school, you may know the true lyrics. For those who don't know, or have forgotten the lyrics, give me a call or email me, I will share the true lyrics with you.

Dale may you rest in peace, my friend. I look forward to the day we meet again. I am honored to be your friend. May God be with you and watch over your family during this most difficult time. I LOVE YOU MAN!


Tony Koskinas
Class President, 1968
Saturday, February 25, 2012
A true Typhoon and great guy,will miss u! MR.Glen Herndon
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Gail and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I hope all the prayers and good wishes help heal and ease the sorrow you are feeling. Thinking of you.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
My deepest sympathy and prayers to all the Lucado family.Dale was a friend that was always full of life and positive attitude and will be missed by all that ever crossed his path.Dale's spirit is finally free to soar in the heavens above.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
His smile that he had for everone that he greeted will be missed. Through good times amd bad times that smile was there.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
I am so sorry for your loss of Dale. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers. When the Lord calls our loved ones home, he leaves a gift of wonderful memories of Dale in exchange. I can't be at his celebration of life but I will be there in spirit.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. May you all find peace in knowing the blessing it was to have Dale as part of your family and joy in the memories he has left behind.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
I Am so sorry to hear the passing of ROBERT DALE LUCADO .Dale was a good friend and very special person to all. My prayers will always with DALE and his family .
Saturday, February 25, 2012
I remember Dale , Donna and Gayle from New Market Baptist Church way back when.
His name has been spoken a many of times threw the years.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Dale was a special friend and he touched so many hearts without evening knowing. he will be truly missed by all that he has ever met.
Armand "Buzzy" Blanchard
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Gail, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. From your "C&P family"
Saturday, February 25, 2012
I was not priveleged to know Dale personally, as I'm class of '72, but I do remember him playing, and I was present with the alumni band and saw him get hurt...my deepest condolences to the family.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Sorry to hear of Dale's passing. My condolences to the family. He was always upbeat, and each time I inquired as to his well-being, he responded with the same phrase each time, "I'm still rolling on" and with a smile. He was always an inspiration. He told me he could listen to me for hours as I related some of my adventures on the job. I will miss that, and his everlasting smile. Rest in Peace.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Mrs.Lucado,Gail,Josh,Donna,Pam and family my thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss. My first thought when I learned about his passing was how happy he must be in heaven already has his team in shape and playing football again without his wheelchair and pain! Your family has been a true example of how a true family should be over the last 40 years and for that Dale was fortunate and you should know knowing you were there for him all the way thru his journey he could not have made it without your love and support. God Bless you all!
Ginger & Ginny Chiesa
Saturday, February 25, 2012
We are saddened by the passing of Dale. May Dale's family find peace and comfort in the memories of his life.

Dale & Tina Dishman
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Our prayers go out to Dale's family. Thanks for the high school memories.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Few could, can, bring a smile so easily. He will always be the best of Newport News.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
may you rest in peace Robert. to the family,We here at newport news nursing and rehab staff would like to say we share our deepest condolscensce to the family.
Friday, February 24, 2012
There will never be another one like Dale. He always brought a smile to my face with his great sense of humor and easy going personality. I feel lucky to have known him and thankful that my dad and him had such a great friendship for so many years. That is a true blessing.
Friday, February 24, 2012
So sorry to hear about Dale's passing away. I remember him as a fun loving, outgoing, good guy from High School. You are all in our thoughts and prayers as you deal with your lose. Sincerely, Bill Reece
Friday, February 24, 2012
My heart and prayers go out to the Lucado family. What a lost, Dale was a wonderful and loving guy he will be greatly missed by many. My love to the entire family and I am here if you need me.
Friday, February 24, 2012
Gail,Donna and family,please accept my deepest regrets on the loss of Dale.He was a great guy who I have some very fond memories of.
Friday, February 24, 2012
Dear Gail & Family, I was so sorry to hear of Dale's passing. Please accept love and condolences from your former neighbor and classmate. Christine Wilson Starkman
Friday, February 24, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Dale Lucado. He was truly an amazing person and will be missed by all. Our memories of Dale will last forever.
Friday, February 24, 2012
Move over Coach Conn, the #1 typhoon is on his way. God bless you Dale Lucado.
Friday, February 24, 2012
My thoughts and prayers to the Lucado family......God Bless
Friday, February 24, 2012
We were deeply saddened to hear that Dale has left us - but only physically. His spirit will remain with us forever. Dale is truly a NNHS Typhoon legend.

Deepest sympathy to all family members. You will be in our thoughts and prayers in the days and weeks ahead.

Dale was a very special person and will be sorely missed by many.

Chuck and Marilyn (Payne) Springfield
Friday, February 24, 2012
My thoughts and prayers goes out to the Lucado family and may God be with you during this time of your loss of Dale.
Friday, February 24, 2012
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
Friday, February 24, 2012
Gail & Family,
So sorry to hear of Dale's passing, May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
~~Marti & Marvin Lowrie~~
Friday, February 24, 2012
Gail, Donna, and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. I will always remember how sweet and special Dale was. I have thought of you and Dale numerous times since our years at Newport News High School.
Friday, February 24, 2012
He showed us how to face life's challenges with courage & great strength of character. To have known him was to have known an exceptional person. God bless you with comfort & peace.
Friday, February 24, 2012
Donna, Gail, Pam and Family,

We are sorry for your loss and we love you with all our hearts. May Dale rest in peace knowing that he was much loved and cared for in this life. Now, he is your Angel in Heaven.

Love, Tom Robinsky & Lee Padgett
Friday, February 24, 2012
Even with all his hardships he always looked to try and help someone else. We had a lot of good times together I will never forget. We love you and your family so much. May you rest in peace our friend.
Friday, February 24, 2012
I was a junior at Hampton High when we heard of Dale's injury in that alumni game ... as it was announced in school we were all in shock ... and our hearts went out for him as well as his family and friends. Fast forward to a couple of years ago ... I was DJing an event in Phoebus and had just played a song by Danny and The Delnotes ... when someone came over and said there is a gentleman in a wheelchair that would like to meet me. Yep ... it was Dale ... we met for the first time, spoke briefly, and we both parted with a tear in our eyes. I can see why he had so many friends, and how he touched and inspired so many lives. Rest easy now my friend ... you have earned your eternal peace.
Friday, February 24, 2012
Gail, Josh, Donna Jean, and family,
My prayers are with you all as you grieve for Dale. Your love for him was always evident as you shared stories about him with me. You were all blessed to have him in your life as he was to have you in his. Hold close those precious memories.
Bobbie
Friday, February 24, 2012
My sincerest condolences to the family. Robbie, I believe I met you only once or twice when you were quite young. Your mother and I were high school sorority sisters. One can expect a nice looking, sports jock to be popular among his peers in high school, but when he can cross the border and be just as popular in a rival high school, well, that speaks volumes about his ability to draw in friends through his personality and good heart. I could look at Dale and smile (part of that could have been because he was just that cute). My family moved from Hampton in my senior year, but I was able to visit with him once after his accident and was amazed (like everyone else) by his good attitude. That's character and he had Integrity with a capital "I" and many people without Dale's problems don't have those qualities. I just called my brother, Tommy Davis (who also lives here in Columbia, SC), to tell him this sad news I just received today. Tommy used to work at the Boy's Club and coached Dale and remembers him well. He said he was one of the best basketball players he had and also remembers what a special and nice guy he was. Myself having had so many losses in so little time, I know that the entire family and all who knew Dale are hurting so much now. I don't know that it ever gets too much better for those of us left behind, but I do believe that when the angels came and Dale arrived at his forever home, he walked through those pearly gates. It's been a long time, Dale, since I last saw you, but you never forget the good ones, the special ones. And as I started this message with tears in my eyes, I'm ending it with a small smile as I look at your picture which is posted on your guestbook.
Rest well, old friend, they will be needing you for the next game.
With love, affection, and very good memories, Linda Davis Taylor
Friday, February 24, 2012
As a member of the class of 1966, I knew Dale and Gail as the cute twin underclassmen, but didn't know them well. Through the Newport News High School Alumni page on facebook, I've gotten to know Dale through his good friend, Doug Dickinson and his sister, Donna. We've all been following his ups and downs--he has been an inspiration to us and is being remembered as a great Typhoon! We'll keep your family in our prayers.
Friday, February 24, 2012
I did not know Dale as good as I did his sister Gail. I worked with her for years at the telephone company.I heard a lot about him, and all were good things. I also went to NNHS.The entire family is special and my thoughts and prayers go out to them.May God give them comfort.
Friday, February 24, 2012
Sooo sorry for your loss! We are keeping your family in our prayers. What an inspiration and truly selfless person..... Love,
Robert, Vicki & Keeton
Friday, February 24, 2012
To Pam and the Lucado family.May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Friday, February 24, 2012
My deepest sympathy to Dale's family.Dale was a one of a kind! No matter what the situation was he was always smiling!He is truly an inspiration and one of the kindest people I have ever met.I will miss you and our long talks.Thanks for the best friendship anyone could ever give.Love to you and your family.My prayers will always be with you.
Friday, February 24, 2012
I remember Dale not only as a fellow Typhoon from NNHS but also from several years of friendship at the former Boys Club at Jeff Ave and Hilton Blvd. Although I moved away from the Peninsula and didn't have the privilege of frequent personal interaction with Dale, I remember him as a good friend, exceptional athlete and all around nice guy. My condolences to the entire extended Lucado family.
Friday, February 24, 2012
Gail, Donna and family,

My thoughts and prayers are extended to the entire family - Dale was loved by so many and will be greatly missed - he is with God now and helping do great things as he did while he was here on earth - he touched so many people with his great big smile and his joy of life - tomorrow will be a celebration of a great man.

Sherry Lawson Perok
Friday, February 24, 2012
Gail, Donna and family,

My thoughts and prayers are extended to the entire family - Dale was loved by so many and will be greatly missed - he is with God now and helping to do great things as he did while he was here on earth - he touched so many people with his great big smile and his joy of life - tomorrow will be a celebration of a great man.

Sherry Lawson Perok
Friday, February 24, 2012
My sincerest condolences to the family. Dale used to come and watch me play softball in Newport News. I considered him to be a true friend; he will be missed and remembered always.
Friday, February 24, 2012
To Gail and to all of Dale's family our prayers and best wishes during this sad time.
Friday, February 24, 2012
Gale and Lucado Family, Earl and I are sorry to hear about your brother Dale. Although, we didn't know him personally, we always heard wonderful things about him. We will keep your family in our prayers.
Friday, February 24, 2012
To ALL the Lucado Family,
Please except my deepest sympathy in this great loss of your loved one.....
My thoughts and prayers are with you ALL.
Gail Penfield Gulla
Friday, February 24, 2012
Dale was truly an inspiration to all. To Donna, Gail, and all of the Lucado family, my Deepest Sympathy.
Friday, February 24, 2012
Gail, I was sorry to hear about Dale. What an inspiration he was and I'll certainly remember his memorable spirit at NNHS. My prayers go out to you and your family.

Nancy Seay, Phoenix, Arizona
Friday, February 24, 2012
We will miss your sweet smile and your great positive attitude! Love you Dale!
Friday, February 24, 2012
Dale, I dropped flowers in the Hampton river today in honor and memory of you. I watched as they slowly drifted away with the current, quiet and peaceful as the bright sun reflected on the water like diamonds. You are a priceless gem and memories of you will always bring a smile. Thank you for sharing a laugh or a hug. To the Lucado family; may the memories of Dale give you lasting comfort and peace . God Bless You!
Friday, February 24, 2012
I will never forget you Dale.........my heart goes out to the family during their time of sadness and grief.
Friday, February 24, 2012
Gail and family,
We are so sorry to hear of Dale's passing. He was such a great inspiration to so many. We have fond memories of the Hampton Newport News games. He will be missed. What a sad day.
Mike and Debbie Ross
Friday, February 24, 2012
Thoughts and prayers to Dale's family
Friday, February 24, 2012
If we are lucky enough,once or twice in a lifetime, we may have the priviledge and blessing of being apart of a very special friendship that transcends time and changes us forever.For me and so many others you are that special person.You have left us in body but not in spirit and your legacy of love,kindness,generosity, selflessness,courage and wit will be a part of us forever.Thank you,Dale,for being my friend.I will miss you always but I have great joy in knowing that you are now soaring with the angels.
Friday, February 24, 2012
I was shocked to read of the passing of Dale. I have great memories of our days at NNHS with Dale on the football team and me as a member of the Typhoon band. Dale will be sorely missed. My thoughts are with all of you.
Friday, February 24, 2012
My Love and Prayers to the entire Lucado Family.
So many wonderful memories of attending NNHS and graduating with Dale and Gail! Dale was truly an inspiration to all and made so MANY friends through his friendliness and humor. God guided him to make so many memorable contributions to this world. My heart goes out to all his friends and family. He will be missed! <3
Friday, February 24, 2012
Gail and the family-

Take comfort in knowing that we also grieve for Dale. In spite of his challenges, he lived a full and happy life complete with an adoring family, loyal and devoted friends, great music, and lots of laughter. His love for all of you was steadfast and unconditional. We are all better people for having known him.

Don and Sheri
Friday, February 24, 2012
Even though I did not know Dale personally I did know of his tragic accident. I remember both Dale and Gail from NNHS. Was so sorry to hear of his death, my heart goes out to the family.
Friday, February 24, 2012
My thought's and prayers are with Dale's family.He was a special.
Friday, February 24, 2012
I'm so sorry to hear about Dale. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I know you will forever cherish all the wonderful memories and joyful times together. I will hold close to my heart all the good memories of growing up in Newmarket and NNHS. God Bless
Friday, February 24, 2012
My son knew him personally, but for me Dale was a voice on the phone. When he called I knew I was in for some good conversation and a lot of laughing. We took care of some of his equipment when I worked for a medical supplier in Hampton. He was one of my favorite callers. My deepest sympathy to his family and friends. May you find comfort in the fact that he is with his Lord and Saviour.
Friday, February 24, 2012
Gail and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Even though I hadn't seen Dale in years, I have fond memories of growing up in Newmarket and NNHS. My love, thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Friday, February 24, 2012
To the Lucado family from mean ol' Nurse Monika: It was a pleasure and an honor to get to know Dale and his family. Special hugs and kisses.
Friday, February 24, 2012
I am just a little older than Dale but I knew him well form the Boys Club and NNHS and I was in the defensive backfield with him the day he was hurt. He was truly a gifted athlete and a fierce competitor, an attribute that would serve him well as he lived God's plan for him to the fullest extent he could. Over the succeeding years Coach Dale loved giving me grief as I umpired many of his girls softball games. I loved the competitive spirit that still shown brightly and unmistakenly in his eyes. Eariler in this Guest Book Malcolm Davis, my brother, made the observation that no one will ever be as indelibly linked with Newport News High School as Dale. I know he would be pleased by that legacy.
Friday, February 24, 2012
My brother Jerry, who died in 1975, graduated with Dale and through their friendship I knew the family well. I will always fondly remember attending Parkview Little League games and watching Dale play and then NNHS games and doing the same. Dale was an inspiration proving that no matter what twist or turn you life may take you can move forward and accomplish great things. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Friday, February 24, 2012
Mrs Lucado and Donna,
Dale was a true inspiration for all to emulate. Newport News is a better place as a result of his contributions. Will always remember the Newmarket Days and beig neighbors with the Lucado's.
Friday, February 24, 2012
Uncle Dale was one of the best people I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. I will love & miss you for a long time to come. You meant so much to our family, who am I kidding you were part of our family. I will always remember your sense of humor and our conversations. Katie, Abby and myself wouldn't be here without you! Mom and Dad might have never met if it wasn't for you. Love you so much!
Friday, February 24, 2012
condolences to the lucado family
Friday, February 24, 2012
Dale! You were the best at everything you did. Your Family is a family that everbody wanted. You taught Wane Hintz and myself how to surf in Hatteras that was the best time of my life. Your Dad sold me my first car a covair. Teach God how to surf.
Friday, February 24, 2012
To Pam Phaup and Dale's other family members,

We offer our sincere sympathy in the loss of your beloved Dale. Cherish the wonderful memories of him and may they bring you comfort during this most difficult and sad time. God bless and keep you all in His care.

With love,
Friday, February 24, 2012
We will miss seeing your smiling face!!!
Nurses at Riverside CCU
Friday, February 24, 2012
Pam & Family
I'm so sorry to here of Dale's passing.Always keep your wonderful memories of Dale close to your hearts. Our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family.
Friday, February 24, 2012
I'm so sorry to hear of Dale's passing. He and I played together at Parkview Little League way back when. It was a long time ago but I can still remember his happy face and what a great kid he was. My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family in this sad time.
Friday, February 24, 2012
I've never met a person such as Dale. His spirit and love for life, he truly inspired many. Always bringing a smile to your face. Only meeting him 5 or so years ago, I was truly blessed to have known such a wonderful person as Dale Lucado.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
GAIL AND FAMILY SORRY FOR YOUR LOST AS BOYS DALE AND ALL HIS FRIENDS FROM NEWMARKET GOT ON A BUS 98 FOR FIVE YEARS AND BECAME FAMILY WE WILL ALL MISS HIM VERY MUCH.
BOBBY RONNIE AND DONNIE JOHNSON
Thursday, February 23, 2012
My deepest condolences to the Lucado family. Dale was one of the coolest guys in NNHS class of 1968. He's probably already switched from football to the track team in Heaven.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
To the family of Dale Lucado:

I was Dale & Gail's underclassman at NNHS. I remember them well and was at the Turkey Day game when Dale was injured. I never forgot Dale and thought about him over the years.

You have my deepest sympathy.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
YOU'LL BE THE BEST RUNNING BACK ON GOD'S TEAM.
ALL OF US 1969 TYPHOONS WILL MISS YOU. MAY HE
LAY HIS HANDS ON YOUR FAMILY AND TAKE ALL OF OUR PRAYERS WITH YOU.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
RIP Dale, although I knew you briefly, you were an inspiration and always had a great smile. You were loved and will be greatly missed!!!
Thursday, February 23, 2012
May Dale be remembered and honored for the
gentleman he was. He fought the good fight, and the struggle is done.
Rest easy and be comforted.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
To the family and friends of Dale. My condolences and empathy for your
loss. My prayer that Dale is truly safe and without worldly problems.
May he be at rest and peace and may your hearts be eased.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Dale, I don't have the words to express how much I will miss your sweet smile. I will miss the many phone calls, but most of all I will miss your loving self. I am sad to know you are gone, but so happy to know you are now a sweet Angel in Heaven and that your pain is gone. Dale, you were such an inspiration to so many people. My heart goes out to Sis, Gale, Donna and Pam for the great loss they are feeling. As others have said, to know Dale was to love him. I will always love you my sweet Dale. Your long time friend. Sandie Turner
Thursday, February 23, 2012
My thought's and prayers go out to Dale's family and friends.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Gail and Donna: I am so sorry for your loss. Dale and I were neighbors many, many years ago in Warwick Gardens when we both worked for the telephone company. What a guy!!!!
Thursday, February 23, 2012
To Gail, I am so very sorry to hear of Dale's passing. The pictures video you have online is a wonderful tribute to Dale. You and all your family will be in my thoughts during this sad time.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Gail, Donna Jean, Pam, Sis and the rest of Dale's family. I am sorry I will not be able to be with you on Saturday, as Ralph is not able to travel any long distance and I cannot leave him home by himself.

Dale will be missed and we know that he is now able to walk and do all the things he was able to do when he was a kid. (Getting into trouble with his Dad). Love to all of you. Aunt Phyllis.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Sending prayers of comfort for the family during this time of sorrow.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
To the mother and sisters of Dale Lucado,
I loved your son and brother more than you will ever know. He never complained and he was most appreciative and a great athlete.
I know Dale is in Heaven waiting for us to get with him. To all of his friends who did so much for Dale, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. You are truly wonderful people. All my love to you and your family. I will miss Dale and I will always love him. Mickey (and Carol Marcella)
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Gail, Our thoughts & prayers go out to you & your family in the loss of Dale. In peace, friendship, & love, we are thinking of you. Ava & Walter Crawford
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Pam and family, we heard of Dale's passing and wanted to let you know you were in our prayers..Charlotte and Rebecca Miller
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Gail, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Gail and Donna I am sorry to hear of Dale's passing.I haven't seen him since we were kids in Newmarket. God Bless you all in this time of sorrow. May his journey be one that will fill his heart with joy.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
What a great and bold guy Dale was. I'm not a real close friend to him as others but I've known this MAN for some time. What a J-O-Y it was!! Especially when we talked music. I was also really honored to do a poster for him at one of the Valentine Dances that was held at the American Legion in Phoebus. Dale is now whole and free and my wife and I will miss his face. My heart and love goes out to the Lucado Family.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Pam I am sorry for your loss for you and your family. My heart is with you.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
I hadn't known Dale long and meet him through George Nichols. Dale was a person that could make you smile in any given situation. He was full of love, kindness, and generosity. He will be missed greatly. He was my inspiration. My prayers and thoughts are with the Lucado Family in this time of sadness.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
For Dale, his family and many friends my prayers have been sent..
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Prayers for the Lucado family. Dale will always be remembered as Newport News High School's beloved son....
Thursday, February 23, 2012
I knew Dale Lucado when we both attended NNHS. Dale was 2 classes ahead of me. I looked up to him as an "upper classman". I remember he was kind and friendly, full of life and very witty. I moved away from NN in 1970 and never saw him after that. I heard of his unfortunate injury and I imagine that he faced his disability with dignity and courage and had many who loved him throughout his life. RIP, Dale Lucado.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with you Gail and your family at this very sad time. Mary Lynn and Traci Harman
Thursday, February 23, 2012
What a genuine and true blessing it has been to know Dale and call him friend. The person with the biggest and most loving heart of all. Accepting everything with pure grace and sheer courage. He will always be the most courageous human being I have ever been honored to know. While we will miss Dale, he is now free, free, free, soaring through the clouds and greeting all of our loved ones and friends that have gone before us. A salute to you Dale, an inspiration for us all. Love to you, your family, your friends, Alley and Bonnie Bridger Mittelmaier
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Will miss you buddy. Lost touch for a little while but thought of you often Will always remember our talks and laughs and especially your call on Christmas Eve. Thanks for your friendship and inspiration. Until we meet again. Love you just like always.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
my deepest sympathy to the family of Dale. He was such an amazing man - not many people could have endured what he did for the past 40 years...may he rest in peace now with no more pain -
Thursday, February 23, 2012
DALE AS KIDS IN OLD NEWMARKET WE SHARED MANY GOOD TIMES AND AS TYPHOONS WE MADE OUR MARK ON NEWPORT NEWS, YOU WERE MY BEST MAN AND A FRIEND FOR LIFE YOU WILL BE IN MY HEART FOREVER. TO THE LUCADO FAMILY OUR HEARTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU. GAIL AND DONNA JEAN YOUR BROTHER WAS A SPECIAL GUY.
BILLY SIMS
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Gail, I just heard about Dale's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Dale was an inspiration to all who had the privilege of knowing him.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Gail, Family & Friends, I am so very sorry for your loss. I will always remember Dale's smile and sense of humor. Thoughts and prayers to all.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
We were blessed to have known Dale.The family has our deepest sympathy. Terry and Judy Rogers
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Gail and Family,
Iam so sorry to hear of Dale's passing.You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Skip Limandri
Thursday, February 23, 2012
There are no words grand enough to describe my love for you or how much you are missed.My heart is broken,yet now you are not! I LOVE YOU DALE !!!!You where my HERO and you will always be my HERO!!!!!
Thursday, February 23, 2012
DALE YOU WERE THE BEST MAN IN MY WEDDING AND WE WERE FRIENDS FOR ALL MY LIFE I WILL MISS YOU AND ALL THE GOOD TIMES WE HAD IN OLD NEWMARKET, AND BEING TYPHOONS TOGEATHER. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART. TO SIS AND GAIL AND DONNA JEAN MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU.
BILLY SIMS
Thursday, February 23, 2012
I had the pleasure of meeting Dale in 1975 when I worked at the Multi-Handicapped Center in Hampton. He was a mentor to the children and someone they could look up to. We stayed in contact for years even after I left the center. Dale was an inspiration to all who met him and had a wonderful network of friends. It is with great sadness to hear of his passing. My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time
Thursday, February 23, 2012
How lucky I was to have Dale to be a part of my life! His spirit, constant determination, sense of humor, and love of life were truly an inspiration to all. To know Dale was to love him, whether you knew him five minutes or fifty years. I hope that his legacy will be for all of us to appreciate everything in our lives, and for not one moment to take anything for granted, to love our fellow man, and to live life to the fullest every day! I will miss you greatly, my sweet precious friend.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
I had the pleasure of meeting Dale in 1975 when I worked at the Multi-Handicapped Center in Hampton. He was a mentor to the children and someone they could look up to. We stayed in contact for years even after I left the center. Dale was an inspiration to all who met him and had a wonderful network of friends. It is with great sadness to hear of his passing. My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Dale, you will be remembered for your fighting spirit and the friendship you shared with so many people. Thoughts and prayers go out to the family and all those special friends who will miss you and your wonderful smile. You've earned your wings, now homeward bound. God blessed us all for having the privilege to know you.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
I can't think of anyone who will ever be as indelibly linked with Newport News High School as Dale. His life was changed in an instant while celebrating with team mates and alumni. He was an inspiration. His memory lives on. God bless his family and his soul.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this very sad time.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
WE LOVE YOU DALE. WE LOVE YOU, LUCADO FAMILY. Earl & Stephanie Bolden
Thursday, February 23, 2012
I will never forget you,Your phone book is barely adequate to list your friends from all over the states. That probably doesn't list the 10 who are with you now.
I will miss you and all the calls we had. We had that special kinda of love between nurse and friend/patient.
Happy Trails to you, Until we meet again
Thursday, February 23, 2012
We will miss you! Nurses at Hampton Roads Specialty Hospital
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