Condolence: We first met Dale when he was teaching line dance lessons back in the 90's. He introduced to us many years of fun and making great friends that we are still in touch with. He was a great teacher and taught us it was ok to mess up and laugh at yourself! We have many wonderful memories that we shall never forget because of him. You will be greatly missed- rest in peace friend. Till we meet again!!!
Condolence: Dale was always so kind and sweet to our family. He encouraged my kids in their acting adventures and was always such an example.
He will be much missed by us at AACT. He will forever be known in our house as Mr. Potter.
Condolence: It is so sad to say goodbye to the physical being of Dale. For all of us who knew him, the physical may be gone, but his emotional and spiritual being will never leave us. We mourn the loss, thank God for allowing Dale into our lives, celebrate who he was and cherish the memories.
I had the pleasure of working with Dale at Pioneer Central High School. He always had such an easy going, low key demeanor and was quick with the smile that truly lit up the room. Dale was always the consummate professional, always had the best interests of his students primary and made a lasting impression on everyone. I can honestly say that he was truly a nice, sincere, down to earth person. There was no agenda with Dale. Although I left Pioneer in 1989, I still remember to this day his kindness, his chuckle and the warmth he brought to us all. The nicest guy in the building. One of the nicest guys I ever met.
I believe that laughter is more powerful than grief and that love is more powerful than death. Let’s remember how much we all enjoyed our friendship with Dale so we can smile and laugh at the good memories. My sincere condolences to his family. Rest in peace, my friend, rest in peace.
Condolence: Was sadden to hear about a good colleague teacher friend. All pioneer Panthers will miss him. Will never forget when the PCS teachers beat the Buffalo Bills, Dale had a monster game. I was lucky to have known him☘☘
Condolence: I am so sad to hear about Dale. He was a wonderful man with a smile that lit up the room. He was a fellow teacher with my late husband Gary, and loved by all. His stage presence was amazing. I always thought of him as a gentile giant, with a big heart as well
Condolence: You will be so missed in this world. We cannot think of a person more talented and knowledgeable in so many ways, yet so humble and respected and always willing to share those talents with a smile.
You surely have been greeted with open arms with a "well done, my faithful servant.
We will miss you.
Condolence: I first knew about Dale Easterly when he coached my two sister's in law, Jeri and Janelle in basketball. I thought.."he's an OK coach I guess". Then I met him again at line dancing lessons quite a few years later and then again at church. I realized what a GOOD coach he was when he coached my daughter's team in 2005-2006. Jaycie played volleyball from 9th grade on. Val Relyea was her JV Coach, and the girls on that team were pretty special. They had a bond and a team spirit like no other. I would see Dale come to Val's games, even though he didn't coach at the time. He actually Coached my sister in law, Janelle's volleyball team way back in the 80's. Val did a great job coaching these girls, but I could not figure out why Dale was at every game. At the end of Jaycie's sophomore year, I said to Wally..."Dale wants to coach these girls". And I was exactly right. He saw the potential that they had and the bond that they had created and he wanted to be a part of it as well. He inspired them and took them to sectionals...something that the girls volleyball team hadn't done in quite some time. I thank you, Coach Easterly for investing in a group of girls that to this day still have a very special bond. They learned, they grew and they had a great time as well. I am forever grateful. Rest In Peace Friend, Wally and I will never forget your love for the sport and the game. If there is a volleyball or basketball court in Heaven, I'm sure you are already shining.