GENESEE, Pa. - Dale A. Stokes, 70, of Genesee and formerly of Harrison Valley and Ulysses, died Thursday (Feb. 20, 2014), in the Green Home, Wellsboro.
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Born April 16, 1943, in Philadelphia, he was a son of Jay and Catherine Heil Stokes.
A U.S. Navy veteran, he served honorably from 1959 to 1963. On Feb. 21, 1972, in Mt. Holly, N.J., he married the former Gloria Rouse, who survives.
He was employed as a painter, carpenter, and truck driver. Dale was a member of the North American Hunting Club and the NRA. He enjoyed watching his boys play sports, spoiling his grandchildren, and was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Surviving besides his wife are three sons, Dale (Desiree) Stokes, Jr. of Minot, N.D., Michael Stokes and John (Lisa) Stokes, both of Great Falls, Mont.; six grandchildren, Gabrielle, Robert, Justin, David, Brandon, and Nicholas; two sisters, Linda Jones Seeley of St. Marys, Pa.and Catherine (Martin) Gasper of Beverly, N.J.; and his nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, Jay Stokes, Jr. and Barry Stokes.
Friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 23, 2014) at the Olney Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Ulysses, Pa. Military rites will be accorded by members of the Potter County Honor Guard following the visitation at 3 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the Green Home Activity Fund, 37 Central Ave., Wellsboro, PA 16901. Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfuneralhome.com.
Olney Funeral Home and Cremation Service
621 South Main Street
Ulysses, PA 16948
Published in The Olean Times Herald on Feb. 22, 2014