July 25, 1918 - August 24, 2012
August 26, 2012
Dale Gentil, age 94,
of Lapeer, formerly of Bloomfield Hills, died Friday, August 24, 2012.
Dale was born July 25, 1918 in Mt. Vernon, Indiana to August and Martha
(Medcalf) Gentil. Mr. Gentil was a 1940 graduate of Indiana University
Business School, where he played college sports and than minor league
baseball. He also studied at the Harvard Naval Supply Corp.
Dale proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII, on the Destroyer
Escort the USS Carroll, in both the Atlantic and Pacific theatres.
He married Ann Marie Olson on July 3, 1948 in Gary, Indiana. Mr. Gentil
retired as a comptroller, at the Budd Company, after working there over
Dale cared for his late wife throughout the final years of her life, loving
and supporting her through all the stages of Alzheimers.
Mr. Gentil was a member of the American Legion Post #16 and actively involved
with the local Alzheimer's Support Group. He had a wonderful sense of
humor, was considerate, thoughtful.. a true gentleman. Mr. Gentil enjoyed
sports, family, traveling and RVing. Above all he was a loving husband,
father, grandfather and son.
Dale is survived by his daughters: Linda (Mike) Youngblood of Lapeer and
Lori (Mike) Cavin of Tucson, Arizona; grandchildren: Lissa Youngblood
of Lapeer, Erin Youngblood of Urbana, IL and Michele (Joey) Williams of
Tucson, AZ; great-grandson: Dustin; nieces and nephews: Bob, Peg, Steve
Mr. Gentil was preceded in death by his loving wife: Ann; parents: August
and Martha Gentil; brothers: Harold and Elvis Gentil.
Visitation for Mr. Gentil will be 2-4PM and 6-8 PM Thursday, August 30,
2012. The funeral service for Dale will be 11:00 AM Friday, August 31,
2012, at Muir Brothers Funeral Home in Lapeer, Rev. Todd Smith officiating.
Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, with miliary honors under the auspices
of American Legion Post #16 Honor Guard.
Memorial Contributions may be made the the Alzheimer's Association.