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Dale D. Laney


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Dale D. Laney Obituary
Dale D. Laney January 12, 1933 - January 16, 2016 SAN DIEGO A native of San Diego, Dale graduated from Hoover High School, and then SDSU in 1955. He later earned a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering and an MBA. Dale served in ROTC and then the Navy, and was the youngest person at the time to graduate from submarine school. He later attended flight school. In 1959, Dale married Nancy Byrne. They had three children, Nanette, David and Alison. The marriage ended in 1981. During this time, he worked as an electrical engineer and a project manager. He continued his childhood love of outdoor activity hiking, backpacking, fishing and boating.In the 70's, Dale acquired his private pilot's license. He loved flying and became a flight instructor. About the same time, Dale began purchasing rental properties, maintaining and managing them. He became a skilled and ethical owner-manager. In the 1980's he began doing that full-time. Dale married Pamela Isaacs in 1985. They enjoyed over 30 years of marriage, spent much time hiking, backpacking and traveling.Dale spent many years volunteering in various capacities. For decades he was a Sierra Club outings leader. For 12 years he facilitated and coordinated conflict resolution workshops in prisons. He also served as a volunteer with San Diego Hospice, Restorative Justice, and Sharp Hospital.Dale leaves wife, Pamela Isaacs; children, Nanette, David and Alison; brother, Edward Laney Jr.; daughter-in-law, Adrienne Tober; and grandchildren, Christopher and Morgan. His generosity, kindness and cheerful countenance will be greatly missed. Contact family for memorial information. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Alzheimer's San Diego (858-966-3318), Doctors Without Borders (888-392-0392) or the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (855-808-6427).
Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on Jan. 29, 2016
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