Dale grew up in Kingsport, Tenn., and came to Princeton from Redland High School. He majored in architecture and was a member of Quadrangle Club. Dale continued at Princeton after graduation to earn an MFA from the School of Architecture. He then completed OCS in Newport, R.I., before spending three years in the Navy with the Civil Engineer Corps in northern California. 

Having met his wife, Carolyn, in California, Dale settled there with an architectural firm in Palo Alto, which he and his partners later moved to San Francisco. When the firm opened a New York office, Dale came back temporarily to Princeton. A further expansion of the firm’s interests took Dale to Australia and years of shuttling back and forth across the Pacific Ocean to be involved in the planning of various large commercial projects in that country. 

Dale died Feb. 19, 2022, peacefully at home in Santa Cruz, Calif. His wife, Carolyn, died in October 2018; he is survived by two children and five grandchildren. 

Undergraduate Class of 1953
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Graduate Class of 1955