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Alphonse John Louis Vandale


1933 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
ALPHONSE JOHN LOUIS VANDALE (80) passed away on Monday, March 10th, 2014 in Norco, Ca. He was born on 12/5/1933 in Alcomdale, Alberta, Canada to Leon Vandale and Georgina Gagnon. The family later moved to the U.S. in 1942. Alphonse was married to Margaret Ellen Vandale for 45 years. He was a Petty Officer Gunner's Mate for the US Navy for 3 years on the USS Warrington DD843. He worked for the Long Beach Naval Shipyard as a machinist for 30 years until the yard closed in 1996. He drove school buses for Laidlaw for 8 years in Corona. Alphonse is survived by his wife Margaret; son Stephen and his wife Praiwan; son James; son Paul and his wife Misty; and daughter Lara and her husband Steve Anderson. He also leaves behind his favorite dog Jack and his foster family the Robicheaux-Fletchers of Valley Center, Ca. Services are as follows: Visitation will be held at Arlington Mortuary on Tues, 3/18/2014 from 4-8 PM. A Rosary will be held Wed., 3/19/2014 at 10 AM with a Funeral Mass following at 10:30 AM, both at St. Mel Roman Catholic Church in Norco, Ca. A Graveside Service will follow Mass at Riverside National Cemetery at 12:45 PM, Staging Area #4. Arlington Mortuary, Directors, (800) 275-4648 www.arlingtonmortuary.com


Published in Press-Enterprise on Mar. 16, 2014
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