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Dale Ketcham


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May 3, 1942 - Sept. 5, 2018 Dale Dennis Ketcham passed away Wednesday, Sept. 5th as the result of a cardiac arrest following a brief illness. He was 76. Dale was born in San Pedro, Ca, the only child of Frank and Emma Mae Ketcham. He grew up in North Long Beach working at his father's service station on Orange Ave., surfing and racing motorcycles. He graduated from Jordan High School in 1960 and served in the Coast Guard for two years. In 1964 he married Judee Marone and together they had two sons, Chris and Rodney. Dale worked in the petro-chemical field and soon found his niche, opening Mechanical Seal Repair in 1972. Located in Signal Hill, he so enjoyed running his company that he continued to work right up until his illness. Seal Beach became Dale's home in 1976. In 1989, Dale married Deborah Ison and together they shared a happy life boating over to Catalina, playing with their rabbit, Bernie, cruising around in one of his favorite cars and attending his grandsons' many events. Dale is survived by his wife, Deborah, his son Chris (and wife Wendy) Ketcham, grandsons Ryan, Duke, Lucas and Bobby, son Rodney (and wife Katherine) Ketcham, and granddaughter Summer Bouslog. Funeral services will be held in Palos Verdes on Sat., Sept. 15 at 11:30am. Memorials may be sent to The Catalina Conservancy, Helen Sanders Cat PAWS in Seal Beach or WAGS pet adoption in Westminster.Please sign the guestbook at presstelegram.com.Green Hills Memorial Park(310)521-4333
Published in the Long Beach Press-Telegram on Sept. 12, 2018
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