PAUL THOMAS DALE, age 84, beloved husband for 56 years of Brenda (nee Klavora); loving father of Thomas (Mara) and Wendy Zele; cherished son of the late Thomas and Anna Mae (nee Rowan); dearest grandfather of Matthew Dale and Joseph and Georgia Zele; and devoted brother of the late Marceline Bruich, Nancy Harvey (Kenneth), and Donald Leichliter (Audrey); and uncle to many nieces and nephews.
Born November 29, 1938, Paul attended Redstone High School in Pennsylvania. He moved to Cleveland in 1959 to find work. He joined the Teamsters Local 436 and was a member for over 30 years. He worked for Industrial First for 22 years as a warehouseman, and later spent 10 years with A & J Cement. In addition to the Teamsters, Paul was a member of the Willoughby Fraternal Order of Eagles, No. 2300 and the Sons of the American Legion, Post 214, both for over 30 years. Paul was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan and spent many Sundays watching games with friends and family. In his spare time, he worked in his vegetable garden, enjoyed the outdoors, and played with his beloved dog, Larry. He enjoyed frequent trips to Las Vegas and hosting the annual Christmas party. Gathering with his loved ones brought Paul much joy throughout his life, and those who knew him recall his kindness and eagerness to help others, as well as his easy-going nature.
Mass of Christian Burial March 21, 2023 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church at 10am. Burial following at All Souls Cemetery. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Paul at THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF WILLOUGHBY HILLS, 28890 CHARDON ROAD (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91), MONDAY, MARCH 20 4-7PM.
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Albert F. Klavora
Paul was a dear friend and brother-in -law to me who will be sorely missed. For almost sixty years, we enjoyed many good times and memories that cannot be erased by his passing. Not much more to say, just a great guy!