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Dale S. Bryan


1955 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Dale S. Bryan Obituary
Dale S. Bryan, 59, passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, after a courageous and lengthy battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his wife, children and grandchildren. Funeral: 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. John Lutheran Church, Mansfield. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Blessing Funeral Home, Mansfield. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the Stand Up to Cancer Constellation Star established for Dale at constellation.standup2cancer.org/ 49406 or to Camp Craig Allen. Dale was born into an Air Force family on June 21, 1955, in Essex, United Kingdom. He graduated from high school in Bitburg, Germany, and attended the University of Puget Sound and Northwood University, earning a bachelor's degree in business administration. He started his professional career in 1976 with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES), rising through the ranks and retiring in April 2011 as a senior vice president. His career took Dale and his family to assignments in Germany, the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Guam, Okinawa and throughout the U.S. One of the proudest moments of his career was when Dale oversaw AAFES operations in Kuwait and Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Dale was honored to receive the Military Order of St. Christopher in June 2010 and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Logistics Association in 2011. Dale had many passions in life. He was an avid golfer, fisherman and antique collector. Dale enjoyed exploring the world and learning about all cultures, people and their food. He embraced his British-American roots and admired Sir Winston Churchill. Dale especially loved his new role as grandfather to twin boys who inspired him to fight his disease when the odds were against him. Dale was preceded in death by his father, Thomas A. Bryan. Survivors: Wife, Allison; son, Brett; daughter, Brooke and her husband, Alex Cauble; grandsons, Nolan and Elijah; mother, Maura Bryan; sister, Terri Freeze and her husband, Dewain; and nine nieces and nephews.
Published in Star-Telegram on July 20, 2014
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