Dale Phillip Myers
1933 - 2018
Altmeyer Funeral Home Southside Chapel
5033 Rouse Dr
Virginia Beach, VA
Dale Phillip Myers

Virginia Beach - Dale Phillip Myers (Capt. USN, Retired) passed away peacefully on February 18th. Born in 1933 in Baraboo, Wisconsin, and raised in Orange County, California, he graduated in 1955 with degrees in Landscape Architecture and Horticulture from California Polytechnic Institute. Dale's career as a naval officer and helicopter pilot spanned 31 years and included deployments to Antarctica, Thailand, South America, Vietnam, Wales and remote islands in the Pacific. During his second career as a landscape architect, Dale designed local gardens, volunteered for public beautification projects and designed Buff's Garden at 47th Street and Oceanfront Avenue. His wife of 62 years, Jan; children Pam Goggins (Jim), Karen Woodard (Pope) and Chip Myers; 8 grandchildren and many friends will continue to be inspired by Dale's life of generosity and kindness. Kindly make memorial donations to the Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad (www.vbvrs.org ) or a charity of your choice. Following a private funeral mass, burial will take place at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery.

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Published by The Virginian-Pilot from Feb. 21 to Feb. 22, 2018.
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I met Dale through Terri Foss, Gardens and Grounds Director at thee Hermitage Museum while I was the volunteer Gardens and Grounds Chair. Dale was kind, humble, and extremely knowledgable in his field. It was a delight to have him at our committee meetings as we were in the early stages of restoring the property. He was thorough and efficient. He quietly taught the committee members how to have those qualities so that we would be good stewards of the property. He stayed until the grounds were mostly completed and his plans for future projects were left with us. His kindness and patience made it a pleasure to be in his company. He was a true gentleman.
Elizabeth Melchor
April 26, 2018
Dale was my Helicopter Aircraft Commander (HAC) when I joined my first squadron (HS-6) right out of flight training in 1967. He worked diligently during our 1967/8 deployment to impart his experience and knowledge to me. Under his guidance I was was ready to be a HAC by the time I deployed for the second time in 1969.

Thank you Dale,
Ken Burns
Ken Burns
March 13, 2018
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