Dale was a U.S. Army veteran serving from 1970 to 1972, a graduate of Nunda Central School, class of 1969. He was a former employee of Eastman Kodak for over 30 years.
He was an avid hunter, fisherman and builder.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Rachel (Jacob) Towsley of Portageville, three step-sons, Robert (Mary) Gelser of Nunda, Randall Gelser of Pittsford, Jordan (Jessica) Gelser of Lima, nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and a sister.
Family and friends may gather from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at the Kopler-Williams Funeral Home, 21 N Genesee Street, Fillmore.
Memorials if desired to: Begin Again Horse Rescue, P.O. Box 28, Honeoye, NY 14471 or Nunda Volunteer Ambulance Service, PO Box 652, Nunda New York 14517.