Robert A. Dale November 15, 1931 – May 26, 2005 |

Robert A. Dale November 15, 1931 – May 26, 2005

Robert A. Dale died Thursday, May 26, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction. He was 73.Robert was born Nov. 15, 1931, in Greenfield, Mass., to Edwin H. and Alice D. Dale. He was raised in Erving, Mass., and graduated from Orange High School in 1950. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving from 1951-59, and fought in the Korean War. After his naval service, Robert received a business degree from Northampton College and spent 23 years employed as a retail manager with the W.T. Grant Co., where he won numerous awards. He and his wife then owned and operated another successful retail business, Margo’s Fashions, in Norway, Maine, for 22 years.He liked to golf, garden, watch Major League Baseball, and attend his grandchildren’s sporting events. Most of all, he loved his dog, Sadie, and enjoyed joking and talking to people.Robert’s passing is mourned by his previous wife of 36 years, Jeannine Letourneau of Scarborough, Maine; daughters Deanna Bauer, of Silt, and Pamela Tibbetts, of Scarborough; sons Dave Dale, of Manchester, Maine, and Peter Dale, of Gray, Maine; sister Lorraine Marotti, of Carmel, Ind.; first cousin Marilyn Cunningham, of Erving; five grandsons, and many other close friends and relatives.He was preceded in death by his brother, Morris Dale, of Erving.A memorial service will be at the Rifle Elks Lodge at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 4.Robert’s final resting place will be in a family plot in Erving.In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the “Means and Can Committee” c/o Rifle Senior Center, 50 Ute Ave., Rifle, CO 81650.

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