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“It does not seem a year ago. We miss him more now than ever. Michigan 89.3 radio will have a tribute to Dale and family on Feb. 14th. I love you...Read More »
1 of 60 | Posted by: Ann Henrisken - Zeeland, MI

“I am so sorry to learn Coach Mastens passing. What a wonderful man and wonderful family. ”
2 of 60 | Posted by: Michelle Kumpf - Jacksonville, FL

“AS I went to a funeral of a 5 yr. old child Sat. I thought about how Taylor will love to play with Grandpa Dale. Taylor will be so loved by Jesus...Read More »
3 of 60 | Posted by: A friend

“Missing you, Pappa! ”
4 of 60 | Posted by: Melissa Masten - Cincinnati, OH

“My dearest Pat, I was looking at facebook to see if any of my schoolmates were in there. I typed in "Patricia Freeman Masten", and to my horror, a...Read More »
5 of 60 | Posted by: Elizabeth (Moss) Wolverton - TN

“I have known Dale for 23 years through the State FOP. Our paths would cross after his "retirement" in the boating community where I would see him on...Read More »
6 of 60 | Posted by: Mike Doyle - Cleveland, OH

“I worked with Dale when I was at the Lorain Port Authority and he was on the Harbor Patrol. He was a great guy and a pleasure to work with. To all...Read More »
7 of 60 | Posted by: Christine Partridge - Amherst, OH

“Dale will be sadly missed by all. I had many great and helpful talks with him when we did field trips together for the sports teams. I will always...Read More »
8 of 60 | Posted by: janie mouser - vermilion, OH

“Dale was my bus driver back when I was in grade school. ALWAYS looked out for my brother and I. I'm now 24 and just saw him about a year ago and he...Read More »
9 of 60 | Posted by: Kelly Masley - Vermilion, OH

“shauna,pat,duke,and dave, my deepest heartfelt sympathy and prayers are with you all. I have such wonderful memories of dale and our families. he...Read More »
10 of 60 | Posted by: jennifer (hatch) robertson - TN

“So sorry to hear of Dale's passing. We will always remember his friendly visits to Don's Guns & Ammo! ”
11 of 60 | Posted by: Don & Peg Birchfield - Cumberland, OH

“I have many fond childhood memories of the Masten family and Dale. Our families respected and enjoyed one another. Please accept my sincere sympathy....Read More »
12 of 60 | Posted by: A friend

“Our deepest condolences during this difficult time. ”
13 of 60 | Posted by: The Staff of Riddle Funeral Home - OH

“My prayers and thoughts go out to Pat and her family.Dale was an outstanding Police Officer, a great family man and a good friend. ”
14 of 60 | Posted by: Jim Mason - Alva, CT - Friend

“I'm very sorry for your loss. My heart is with the family Dave and Christy and family I love your family. God Bless, Sherri ”
15 of 60 | Posted by: A friend

“We are so sorry for your loss. Mr. Masten was a great man. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. May your husband and father R.I.P. ”
16 of 60 | Posted by: Tara Shaffer-Lodge - Lorain, OH

“What a great man! I have thought of Coach over the years and have always been thankful to have had him in my life. We were all better for knowing...Read More »
17 of 60 | Posted by: Stacy Brown - Avon Lake, OH

“Our prayers are with your family. Godspeed Dale Sawyer Masten. ”
18 of 60 | Posted by: Stan & Paula Helton - Orlando, FL

“Dear Dale, Melissa and Family- We are so sorry to learn of the loss of your Father and Pappa. You are in our prayers - love Patty & Jim Lane ”
19 of 60 | Posted by: A friend

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Masten family. God bless and we love you all. ”
20 of 60 | Posted by: Christina & Jeffery, Christian Messer - OH

“Pat and Family We are so sorry about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. We have known you...Read More »
21 of 60 | Posted by: Harmon and Alice Martin - OH

“Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. I remember the good times in Luther League, growing up in Lorain, and especially in recent years Dale...Read More »
22 of 60 | Posted by: Ken and Gayle Farschman - OH

“To the family Dale was a great leader for my children Michael and Steven. Dale would walk my my house with his dog often and came a time when Dale...Read More »
23 of 60 | Posted by: David Kedzierski - vermilion, OH

“My Father was my hero. He was one of the most caring men you could ever meet. He helped shape me into the man I am today. I will miss his laugh,...Read More »
24 of 60 | Posted by: Dale Masten - Cincinnati, OH

“Thoughts and prayers to the family. Dale was an amazing softball coach, some of my favorite childhood memories were from playing on his team. He was...Read More »
25 of 60 | Posted by: Patty Bullion Hessler - Sandusky, OH

“You have my deepest sympathy. Prayers to you and your family. ”
26 of 60 | Posted by: Bryan Kreicher - Bluffton, SC

“For Dale and his loving family. I have many fun childhood memories of Dale. He will be missed. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. ”
27 of 60 | Posted by: Amy Franks - Fernandina Beach, FL

“Youre the best Uncle anyone could have. I will miss you. ”
28 of 60 | Posted by: Jacob - MI

“We have great memories of the Mastens as our neighbors for many years. We are so saddened by Dales passing. We pray for Pat and children that Gods...Read More »
29 of 60 | Posted by: Bill and Betty Reis - North Port, FL

“I'm sorry for your loss,may God be with you all. ”
30 of 60 | Posted by: Archie Neal - Norwalk, OH

“Shawna, thoughts, prayers and hugs to you and your family at the loss of your father. ”
31 of 60 | Posted by: Robbie Stokeley Marchand - Verm, OH

“I am so sorry for the loss you all are going through right now. I want to say thanks to Dale and Pat for being a part of my life through softball...Read More »
32 of 60 | Posted by: Kristy (Blackburn) Stump - OH

“Pat, Shauna,Dave,Dale, Im sorry for the loss of your dad. Thanks for being like family to me, and for being like a family to pretty much everyone...Read More »
33 of 60 | Posted by: Shaun Buell - vermilion - family

“Pat and family, I am so very sorry to hear about your loss of Dale. I know that you have been going through rough times. May God bless you and...Read More »
34 of 60 | Posted by: Joann Kenska Leopold - Amherst, OH

“My deepest sympathy to your family for your loss and also of the fond memories of the father that we all shared and respected. ......and so much...Read More »
35 of 60 | Posted by: Charlotte Salmons

“there is not a "Michigan blue sky" today in our hearts, as we will think about our wonderful brother and uncle passing on. We do know that he is in...Read More »
36 of 60 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Pat - Our deepest sympathy to you and the family of my dear friend Dale. We worked together at VPD for several years and had many good times...Read More »
37 of 60 | Posted by: Fred Barck - Seminole, FL

“Pat and family, his joyful smile will be surely missed. ”
38 of 60 | Posted by: Rachel and Ted McNeely - OH

“We send our sincere sympathy to Pat and family. Dale was one of the most loyal, faithful and dedicated police officers Vermilion has ever had, and a...Read More »
39 of 60 | Posted by: Art and Joan Crow - vermilion, OH

“My thoughts and prayers go out to Pat and her family. We go back "many" years of which I cherish all of them. Raising kids together, playing cards,...Read More »
40 of 60 | Posted by: Judy Stanfield - Vermilion, OH

“I am so saddened to hear of Dale's passing. He was the best softball coach ever! It was always so much fun to be around him and your family. He was...Read More »
41 of 60 | Posted by: Sue Johnston - Sandusky, OH

“He use to drive my bus and Ive got so many good memories of this wonderful man. R.I.P. Love u man. Sorry for Loss to his family he was the best. ”
42 of 60 | Posted by: Zachary Davis - Jollytown, PA

“So many years filled with wonderful friendship and truly fond memories, all too short!! We will miss you, dear friend. Lots of love goes with you. ...Read More »
43 of 60 | Posted by: Barbara & Rey Plourd - Melbourne, FL

“Dale and I made many memories that are never to be forgotten. My condolences to the family for your loss. To Dale, I offer the same thing we used to...Read More »
44 of 60 | Posted by: Hobie Johnson - Bowling Green, OH

“Dear Pat, Duke, Shauna, and Dave, and families Our prayers go out for your family as you face the loss of your husband and dad....What a vibrant...Read More »
45 of 60 | Posted by: Bev. Williams - Amherst, OH

“Pat,It was with profound regret that I read this morning of the death of your husband. I know the irrperable loss you have suffered. Although I...Read More »
46 of 60 | Posted by: Dr Roger L. Colebrook - Vermilion, OH

“Pat, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Dale was a great guy and will not be forgotten. He was a true friend who told it like it was, but with heart...Read More »
47 of 60 | Posted by: Valerie Stammitti - Lorain, OH

“Pat and family.our prayers go out to u saall. Dale was such ba good person. he sure helped us when we needed it, he was there for everyone ”
48 of 60 | Posted by: gerry rush - thono, FL

“Pat & Family,Connie & I are deeply saddened to learn of Dale's passing. He was a great friend and co-worker for many years. We extend our deepest...Read More »
49 of 60 | Posted by: A friend

“RIP old friend.My memories of us playing trumpets together in longfellow orchrestra and just kids growing up ”
50 of 60 | Posted by: Bill Holbrook - Brooksville, FL

51 of 60 | Posted by: A friend

“We have many great memories of Dale. We will miss him terribly. Thoughts are with Pat and his children and granchildren. ”
52 of 60 | Posted by: Rodney & Cathy Johnston - OH

“Our family was deeply saddened at the loss of your husband and father. As a member of Grace, I will miss him in the choir and his wonderful smile and...Read More »
53 of 60 | Posted by: A friend

“Pat, We are so sorry for your loss. You and Dale always brought such joy and laughter to the group when we would go out with Big John and Janet,...Read More »
54 of 60 | Posted by: Jeff and Nancy Mikola - Columbus, OH

“Your Dad was a awesome man, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. My boys and husband have great memories of the coolest school bus...Read More »
55 of 60 | Posted by: Darla Budka - Vermilion, OH

“Dear Pat & family, Our thoughts & prayers are with you at this time. Dale was always such a great person. We will miss him, as will so may others.God...Read More »
56 of 60 | Posted by: Serena & Don Dawkins - OH

“We are deeply sadden to hear about Dale. Our thoughts are with the family at this difficult time. David and Judy Henry ”
57 of 60 | Posted by: A friend

“Pat, Shauna, Dave and Dale: My thoughts and prayers are with you all in this sad time. I loved him like a relative. He was a great man and always...Read More »
58 of 60 | Posted by: Micky Davis Rohn - Mesa, AZ

“Prayers and condolences to Pat and the family. Dale was always such a great friend ”
59 of 60 | Posted by: Barbara VanderSluis - Vermilion, OH

“I love Dale. He was a great friend when I worked at the Vermilion bus garage. He always had a smile for you. He will be dearly missed. My condolences...Read More »
60 of 60 | Posted by: Tracy Allmon Leverknight - OH

Dale Sawyer Masten, 73 of Vermilion, died Thursday, February 14, 2013 at home after a three month illness.

Dale was born December 20, 1939 in Lorain and had been a life long area resident.

He was a graduate of Lorain High School and studied Criminal Justice at Lorain County Community College. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving from 1958 to 1962.

Dale worked as a Police Officer for the Vermilion Police Department retiring in 1990. He then worked for the Vermilion Public Schools as a school bus driver until 2008. He also worked the Lorain Harbor Patrol for 20 years.

He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, where he sang in the choir. He was the 3rd District Trustee for the State of Ohio Fraternal Order of Police where he received the Member of the Year Award. He was the Secretary of the F.O.P. Local Lodge #125. He was a life member and Secretary of AMVETS Post 22, Vermilion, and served on the Vermilion Veterans Council.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia Bernice Masten (nee Freeman) of Vermilion; daughter, Shauna (Rob) Bott of Huron; sons, David(Christy) Masten of Peoria, AZ and Dale (Melissa) Masten of Cincinnati;, grandchildren, Andrew, Makenzie, Carson, Micaylee, Brady, Cameron, R.J., Gus, and Romy; and a sister, Ann Henriksen, Zeeland, MI.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Catherine (nee Mahla) Masten and brother, Timothy Masten.

A Memorial Service will be held Friday, March 1, 2013 at 3:00 pm at Grace United Methodist Church, corner of Coen and West Lake Roads, Vermilion. Reverend Joan Skelley-Watts will officiate and the Vermilion Veterans Council will conduct military honors. A gathering at AMVETS Post #22, Vermilion, will immediately follow the memorial service. Riddle Funeral Home, 5345 South Street, Vermilion is entrusted with arrangements.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Grace United Methodist Church, Coen and West Lake Road, Vermilion, OH 44089 or Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, Ohio 44870.

Online condolences may be made at www.riddlefuneralhome.com.

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