Dale Richard Long
April 3, 1946 – May 29, 2018
Dale Richard Long, 72, passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by his children and wife on May 29, 2018. He was born on April 3, 1946, in Portland, Oregon to Marvin Ross Long and Martha Angeline Long. He attended Grant High School, and it was there that he met his future wife, Patricia “Patti” Schiele. Directly after high school he enlisted in the United States Air Force. He was stationed at McChord AFB where served as a jet mechanic for four years. Following his discharge, he married Patricia in February of 1971 in Portland, Oregon. Dale worked for Weyerhaeuser for 18 years as a print press operator and finished his career working for OECO in circuit board preparation. He was a member of the SW Washington Gold Prospectors Club. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially the beach, camping, crabbing, clamming and panning for gold with his family and friends. Dale was a man of faith who loved the Lord. He had a servant’s heart and loved helping people and making them laugh. Spending time with his children and grandchildren brought him great joy. Dale was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his loving wife, Patti Long; son Scott (Tina) Long, son Chad (Amanda Whitlock) Long and daughter Amy (Jason) Wright; his grandchildren, Tanysha, Sasha, Marissa, Ethan, Isaac, Hannah, Naomi, Rebekah and Joelle; siblings Diane McMahan and Shari Howard, and numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews that loved him dearly. A Committal Service with Military Honors will be held on Friday, June 22, at 9:00 am at Willamette National Cemetery. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date.
Willamette National Cemetery
Dale Richard Long
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June 9, 2018
Dale and I grew up as next door neighbors. We went thru high school and a lot of other things together. We grew older, finished our military obligations and got married. Always had time to chat a couple or three times each year and shared what was "Going On" in our families. Dale and Patti came to visit us at the coast and we spent the day catching up which is never long enough but always said we would do it more often. I will miss Dale as he always seemed to have a smile on his face and it infected whomever he aimed that smile at with a feeling of good.
June 4, 2018
Triliums were his favorite flowers.