January 31, 1927 ~ February 6, 2021
Robert Eldon Dale, Sr., 94, passed away on Saturday, February 6, 2021, at his home in Central, LA. He was born January 31, 1927, in Pineville, LA to John U. and Laura Mae Howard Dale. Robert was raised at Rock Hill, LA and Pineville, LA. He attended Bolton High School and Louisiana College, and then worked in the lumber business in Castor, LA and Alexandria, LA. Later Robert moved to Hammond LA where he managed Wickes Builders Supply, before becoming a home building contractor. Robert was a WWII Army veteran, an avid golfer, a Sapphire Life Master bridge player and a world traveler, often teaching bridge lessons with his wife on cruise ships. He is survived by his four children, Robert Dale, Jr. and wife Karen of Mesquite, NV, Laura Hall and husband Bobby of Central, LA, John Dale and wife Marilyn of Ft. Pierce, FL, and Lydia Clement of Las Vegas, NV; six grandchildren, Brittany Dale Lambie, Patrick, Jeremy and Aaron Eisler, Alexander Dale and Aileen Dale Gresham; sister, Dorothy Harwell of Baton Rouge, LA and 16 great grandchildren. Robert was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 63 years, Mary Jane Peninger Dale, sister, Marcella Mangiaracina, grandson Austin Dale and great grandson, Jeremy Christopher Eisler. A graveside service will be held on Friday, February 12, 2021, at Louisiana National Cemetery, 303 W. Mt. Pleasant Rd, Zachary, LA 70791, beginning at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to your favorite charity. Please share your condolences at www.sealefuneral.com.
February 27, 2021 at 4:30 am
Dearest Dale’s, Marty and I were saddened to hear the news of Bob’s passing. We knew him from a distance but through stories Marilyn and John would share over the years. My picture of him visually is the one of him above I believe in Antarctica.with Lydia and in person from the family events that bring close families together , weddings and life celebrations. But the picture of him with the family is the picture of a life well lived. A family that shares the joy of living and getting together as often as able. That’s what told us he was a great Dad and provider. My heart goes out to each of you. I pray for strength and continued closeness . Love, Carol and Marty♥️ (Marilyn’s sister and husband
February 10, 2021 at 6:50 pm
Geri and I are sad, but we have much gratitude and thanks for Bob & Mary Jane getting us both hooked on the wonderful game of bridge. They were excellent ambassadors for the game. Bob always had a nice low-key way as director when he was called to a table for a goof, ‘What’d you do that for?” with a little chuckle.
I enjoyed a few breakfasts with Bob and Jonathan Scharf at the Baton Rouge regional two years ago. Their spirit was great, they were just having fun playing cards, as it should be.
Rich & Geri
February 10, 2021 at 2:23 pm
Dorothy so sorry for the loss of your brother Bob. He was such a dear person to me . We always hugged at the bridge club. The whole family are in my prayers.
February 10, 2021 at 1:38 pm
Enjoyed partnering with Bob at the bridge table on many occasions. Bob was always a very skillful bridge player. He will be greatly missed.
Pam Lucky Hetherwick
February 10, 2021 at 1:54 am
Lydia I’m so sorry for the loss of your dad. My heart goes out to you and all of your family. I know he was a wonderful man and father.🙏🏼❤️🙏🏼❤️
Dianne and Ernie Herbert
February 10, 2021 at 1:11 am
We are deeply saddened at the loss of your father !
Your family is in our prayers at your time of grief
We know you all will cherish the memories
Dianne and Ernie Herbert
February 9, 2021 at 9:50 pm
So very sorry for the loss of your Dad. Lydia: I’m here for you, any time of day. Wonderful that you got to spend time traveling together in recent years. Lots of great memories ❤️. Love and hugs to you and your whole family 🤗
February 9, 2021 at 8:45 pm
So sorry for your loss
February 9, 2021 at 5:49 pm
What a great life with a wonderful wife and children and a love of bridge and traveling the world!
We will miss him!
Paul and Beryl