Dale Edward Bishop
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December 1, 2013
Dale E. Bishop, age 80, passed away in Fort Myers. He was born April 10, 1933, in Greentown, Ohio. Dale graduated as salutatorian from Greentown High School and received his AA in Business from Kent State University. After graduation, Dale joined his father in business at Edgewood Golf Club in North Canton, Ohio, adding Edgewood Swim Club to the operation in 1960.
In 1972 Dale moved his family to North Fort Myers, Florida, where he purchased El Rio Golf Club and built Lochmoor Country Club. He was a founding member of North Fort Myers Rotary Club, Past President of National Swim Club Owners Assoc., member of G.C.S. A. A., and Grace United Methodist Church.
Dale married Drusilla (Snyder) in 1953 and had three sons: James, Ronald, and Thomas. He lost Drusilla to ALS in 1993 . Dale married Donna (Dreesen) in 1998. Alongside Donna, he was a proud member of Cypress Lake Country Club and enjoyed traveling extensively with her throughout his retirement. Dale is survived by his wife Donna, sons Jim(Jan), Ron, and Tom(Pam), stepsons Jim(Trina) and John(Juli). Grandchildren Tim (Chrissie), Anthony, Jessica, Danielle, Shelby and Stephen. Step Grandchildren Michele, Alison, Lindsay(Luke), Lauren and Great Grandchild Kayden.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm on Dec. 5, 2013, at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens and will be followed by a celebration of life at Cypress Lake Country Club from 2:00-4:00pm.
In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hope Hospice.
Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home and Cemetery
1589 Colonial Boulevard
Fort Myers , FL 33907
Published in The News-Press on Dec. 4, 2013