David B. “Dave” Gale, age 78, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, at his home on Wednesday, May 3, 2017.
Dave was born and raised in Bridgeton, NJ and was the son of the late Bessie and Leroy Gale. He joined the US Air Force in 1958 and in 1998 retired from the Delaware National Guard. He was an active member of St. Philips Lutheran Church where he served on the church council. Dave was awarded “Big Brother” of the Year in 1999. He enjoyed his “Wednesday Morning Men’s Group”, loved all sports, especially golf, and gardening. Dave’s greatest pleasure was spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Nancy (Corliss) Gale, 2 children, Brian (Lisa) and Kristin Vitello (Todd); 3 grandchildren, Emily, Alex and Zoe; his sister, Donna Hitchner (Frank) and his dog Abby.
The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to Ben and Janet at Compassionate Care Hospice for their support and care.
A visitation will be held on Monday, May 8, from 10 – 11:45 am, at St. Philips Lutheran Church, 5320 Limestone Rd, Wilmington, DE 19808, where a celebration of Dave’s life will be held at 12 noon. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Philips Lutheran Church.
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