One year. It has been one year since you passed. We miss you.
You were such a good man. Your absence is keenly felt. There was and will never be a stronger ally than you. If you were in my corner, all was right in the world. I am so grateful that we were able to say our goodbyes...we had only one day's notice of your passing. What we said to each other-I will carry with me forever & is one of the most precious & profound moments of my life. Losing a parent is a grief one doesn't "get over" . It just becomes a part of you.
Miss you so much. You are never far from my thoughts. Thank you for everything...for loving me,accepting me, & for putting up with me even,when, at times, I was difficult. Most especially, thank you for taking my son under your wing. Your mentorship & guidance has proved invaluable. He is a wonderful young man -due in large part, to you. God rest your soul, My father.
I accidently speed-dialed your cell phone the other day. The sadness I experienced during that emotional jolt was sharp & profound. I liken it to being sucker punched with grief - not fists (honestly I'd have preferred the fists : )...I could wax poetic all day i.e unseen scars are worse-yada yada ; )you get the gist :)I know I should delete your-personalized- speed dial # & contact info. But-I just can't & I won't. My son says i am an EMO. I agree with him completely :) Que sera sera
Remembering you, with hearts full of love, on your birthday.
CK & I miss you like crazy. We talk about you all the time & are struggling with our loss. Thank God we have each other to lean on-for support. You would be so proud of him. Our young man is so strong & trying to be there for everybody-yet,behind closed doors, his boy's heart cries for you. His grandpa. His mentor. His best friend. Alas, what are we to do? What we HAVE been doing,that's what:)honoring you & loving you. Keeping your memory alive. You deserve no less.
Dale im sure is missed by many people.I often get into old Roseville and at the entrance of the Boxing Donkey and below the old Barker Hotel is a plaque in his honor for the contribution he made to the city improvements of old town. I met and married his daughter Suzanne in the mid 1980s. After meeting and getting to know Dale I saw him give of himself more than most people would. I remember him regularly serving breakfast to the less fortunate people downtown employing long time friends around the neighborhood and genuinely helping people in need. He was a very sharp no nonsense kinda guy with a very dry but funny as hell sense of humor. When times were tough and I was in need more than once Dale and his other half dotty found odd jobs for me to take care of.I think Dale was a driven man with goals he achieved took care of his family is gone to soon. With admiration and respect: M. DaPonte
Always in my heart. Forever missed.
I have to keep telling myself you are no longer with us-on the physical plane-that is :-) I miss you so much. This grieving business totally sucks! Hope you are at rest & peaceful in Valhalla...see you when my journey,on Earth, is over :-)
I talked to my dad once a day-sometimes 2-3 times a day. Some calls were great and some not so great : ) I really miss hearing his voice, even when i was being chastised-I felt secure in the knowledge it came from a place of love. No grudges-just being ourselves (some claim I am not so easy-going either...shocking!) Whatever we had it worked for us & we were very close. My son (Christopher) & I are very sad, yet very grateful we had him in our lives...we are-i believe-better people for it. God bless his soul.
Dale will always be remembered... he came into my Aunt's life and they were like two peas in a pod creating a world onto their own...a deep and eternal love for each other...he was kind and loving to my mother when my father past away making sure she was always taken care of and included her on some fabulous trips...I can say I honor and respect Dale for all of his accomplishments and the kindness he showed others along the way....Rest in peace...your Niece Cathy
He was the best friend, teacher, & GRANDPA a person could ask for. Words cannot describe the loss. REST IN PEACE MY MAN.
I came to California and stayed with Dotty and Dale after I graduated from high school. It was an awesome time, they(Dotty and Dale)drove me around the Sacramento area and even to a lake that looked like it was from a picture. I will always remember riding around in the sports cars and when I got home sick because I had never been away from home before he made sure I got back to Minnesota. Even though we never really kept in touch Dotty, the kids and yes of course Dale are always in my heart. RIP thanks for the great memories. Love you all.
I am so thankful for the connection of the 59ers. Dale was loved by all of us. Dale you are missed and we will alwyas remember you as a wise, kind caring man. Dotty and all of your family we love you and you are in our prayers. Barbara leak and famiy.
Good bye my friend..You are leading the parade we all must go. What a pleasure it has been knowing you.
What a privilege it was to get reacquainted with Dale these past few years. Our lives are enriched from our time spent with Dale, both in Westwood during our growing up years, and in San Francisco, Susanville, and on the Oregon coast. His emails are legendary adding spice and joy to our lives.
Dale, you leave us with a very large hole in our hearts. Thank you for the joy you brought into our lives.
Dennis and Lynda Yule
Dale became my "step-father" when he married my mother. I was six.
Somewhere along the way, he became my father.
He was a brilliant,generous,compassionate,ornery,funny, WONDERFUL MAN.
He will be sorely missed by many.
I loved him yesterday-love him still.
Sue Masters (Suzanne)
What a great picture of Dale! The 59er group will always remember his stories of adventure. We will miss him.