Dale Fletcher, 64, passed away on December 25th, 2022. He will be remembered as a devoted husband, father, and grandfather, and an accomplished physician held in the highest esteem by his peers and patients.
Born and raised in Butler, Pennsylvania, Dale graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1986, specializing in interventional radiology, which he practiced in Saint Louis, Missouri, for 34 years. His insatiable curiosity drove him toward myriad pursuits in scuba diving, hiking, motorcycles, telescopes, and marksmanship.
Mark Twain taught us that the two most important days in a man’s life are the day he is born, and the day he learns why. For Dale, his “why” was always simple: to live unceasingly in the service of others. All who knew him can testify to his conspicuous and unconditional generosity.
So what, now, is the true measure of a man? Seneca taught us that it can be known by the worth of the things that he holds dear. Unequivocally for Dale, that was his family. May we always strive to be worthy of this.
Thus we find ourselves charged with living not only our own lives, but also the life of our father, our grandfather, our uncle, our brother, and our friend in our own, every day, to all that we meet.
In remembrance of him, let us always give freely to all in need, and know that the world is better because he lived in it.
Dale is survived by his wife Cary, his son Alexander, his son Adam and wife Sadie, his daughter Hannah, and his grandchildren Lucas, Grady, Ellie, and Grant.
A private family service will be held in his honor, followed by an open visitation at his home in Parkville, Missouri, at 1PM on January 7th, 2023. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Salvation Army.