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Dale Defourny

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Dale Defourny Obituary
Defourny, Dale
1954 - 2017
Dale Defourny, born June 13, 1954, passed peacefully on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at home with his wife and daughter at his side. True to his nature, he took on the challenge of cancer with persistence and the good-natured sense of humor for which he was well-known. Since his diagnosis the family spent every possible moment enjoying excursions to view Christmas lights, visit the beach, burn campfires at Buckeye Lake, play pinball, and watch favorite old MGM films. His appreciation for music was contagious and he could often be found sitting in his favorite chair relaxing to jazz at high volume. He was devoted to his wife, Lisa, for the past 42 years, laughing, teasing, and taking care of one another. With equal care and love, he raised his daughter, Julie. He graduated Walnut Ridge High School in 1972 and was recently retired after 40 years of service from JCPenney logistics. Dale enjoyed golf, bowling, softball, and basketball. He traveled throughout Europe and here at home. He was preceded in death by his father, Desire, and his brother, Rick, and mother-in-law, Sandy Grubb. He is survived by wife, Lisa, daughter, Julie, mother, Mary, and brother, Bruce. He relished the joys of a large extended family and was known to be a unifying factor among them. He had a special talent for making friends no matter where he went and kept them close to his heart. He made an indelible mark on all who knew him and we will think of him at every beautiful sunset. The gathering of family and friends will take place Saturday, August 5, 2017 from 2-4pm with a memorial service to directly follow at 4pm at Schoedinger East, 5360 East Livingston Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43232. In lieu of flowers, please donate to and the Rogosin Institute. We would like to extend special thanks to JCPenney, Bob Evans Farms, and the Zangmeister Cancer Center. Please visit our online guestbook at www.schoedinger.com to share memories or to leave your condolences.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Aug. 1, 2017
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