Eugene P. 'Gene' Dahle, 81
Mr. Eugene P. "Gene" Dahle, 81, of 112 N. Drake St., Titusville, died at 2:45 PM on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, at Country Acres Personal Care Home.
Mr. Dahle was born on Feb. 2, 1929, in Oil City, to the late Homer B. and Mary C. Schultz Dahle. He married Maria Viglo on July 15, 1952, at St. James Memorial Episcopal Church. Mrs. Dahle preceded him in death on Oct. 17, 2010.
He was a graduate of Sunville High School, class of 1946.
Mr. Dahle was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He entered the service on Aug. 30, 1950. During that time he was stationed on eight different aircraft carriers and was a bombardier on the Avengers and Guardian aircrafts. He was honorably discharged on June 23, 1954, with the rank of Airman 2nd Class.
He was formerly employed for over 33 years at Cyclops Specialty Steel Corp. as a carpenter. He also worked during that time at Dahle Beverage/and Coal Supply for 25 years.
Mr. Dahle was an active member of St. James Memorial Episcopal Church where he sang in the choir and served on the church Vestry.
He was twice a past president of the Titusville Lions Club, which he joined in 1980. During that time he was awarded the MeIvin Jones award for dedicated humanitarian services. He also served on the Lions District Governors board for several years, and was an avid Steelers fan.
Mr. Dahle is survived by two sons, Ronald Dahle and wife, Diane, of Titusville, and Steven Dahle and wife, Becky, of Stow, Ohio; six grandchildren, Jason Hennessy, of Maryland, Tim Dahle, of Edinboro, Shane Dahle and Erin Dahle, of Titusville, Laura Espersen and husband, David, of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Joseph Dahle, of Stow, Ohio; a sister, Helen Boyersmith, of Meadville; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Edward Dahle, who died in infancy; four brothers, Francis, Donald, Floyd and Wayne Dahle; and two sisters, Twila Smith and Evelyn Dahle.
Friends may call at the Gordon B. Garrett Funeral Home today (Monday) from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted from St. James Memorial Episcopal Church on Tuesday at 2 p.m. with Fr. William French officiating.
Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. James Memorial Episcopal Church, 112 E. Main St., Titusville, Pa., 16354.
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