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Dr. Dale LeRoy Race

Obituary for Dr. Dale LeRoy Race

June 2, 1925 - July 20, 2020
Elyria, Ohio | Age 95

Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Dentist


Dr. Dale LeRoy Race passed away of natural causes on Monday, July 20, 2020 at the age of 95. He was a resident of Elyria, Ohio for most of his life.
When the United States entered WWII, Dale enlisted. He served as a B17 Navigator until 1946, finished pilot training and flew in the Korean War. After completing dental school at Ohio State University, Dale opened his own practice in Elyria and served the community as a dentist for 52 years.
He met his wife, Mary Lou, during his undergraduate years at Oberlin College. The couple had five children: Stephanie Race of Colorado, Lezlie Dennis (Steve) of Oberlin, Sally Lengyel of Lorain, Dale (deceased), and David of Broadview Heights. Dale is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Mary Lou passed away in 2004.
Dale remarried Joyce Duncan of Florida in 2015. Joyce plans to return to their Florida home in Sebastian, Florida. Dale was an avid skier and tennis player. He and Mary Lou skied all over the country and in Europe. He enjoyed bird hunting, especially with his beloved Vizsla hunting dog, Jolie. He continued to fly planes until he was 70 years old. Other hobbies included competitive pistol shooting and stain glass art. He loved spending the winter months at his second home in Florida where he got to enjoy another lifelong hobby, fishing.
Dale was grateful to the community of Elyria for giving him the opportunity to live a good life, raise a family, and participate in a society. He was a member of Kiwanis and a Mason. Dale was also grateful (and so is his family) for the good people who took such good care of him in his final couple years at The Woods on French Creek in Avon, Ohio. Dale will be missed by many.
A Celebration of Life will be held when family and friends can safely travel again.
Funeral arrangements by Busch Funeral Home, Elyria.

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