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Graveside Service

Goodyear Cemetery
Wednesday August 18th, 2021

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Dale Baer

Dale Clark Baer, 79, of Carlisle passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, August 11, 2021.

He was born on July 8, 1942, in Carlisle and was the son of the late Jacob Orlow and Emma Louise Baer.

Dale proudly served his country in the US Army and was a Vietnam veteran. After attending Carlisle High School and Electronic Institute of Harrisburg, he had a successful career in the radio communications field working for Control Data Corp. Following his first attempt and subsequent failure at retirement, Dale worked as a consultant for IEM supporting Army projects for FEMA.

Engaging in a full life, Dale was deeply loved by his family and friends. His light, love, and memory will always remain in the hearts of many that loved him. He enjoyed spending time at his small farm, camping, traveling with his wife, and spending time with his grandchildren. Dale was also a member of Williams Grove Steam Engine Association.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Vonnie; son, Ronald Baer (wife, Mary); daughter Michelle Graby (husband, Doug); and grandchildren, Emma and Ella Krebs and Zachary Graby. He is also survived by his siblings, John, Glenn, and Robert.

Dale is preceded in death by his parents; one infant son, Michael; infant twin daughters; and one brother, Jacob.

A graveside service for family and friends will be held on Wednesday, August 18th at 10:00 AM at Goodyear Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans (4219 East Trindle Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011) or Speranza Animal Rescue (1216 Brandt Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055). Arrangements are being handled by Hollinger Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., Mt. Holly Springs, PA. Please visit www.HollingerFuneralHome.com to offer condolences to the family.

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Vonnie - so sad to hear about Dale.  He was such a kind man.  What wonderful memories I have of your family camping at Bonny Brook and when I would meet him on the road during a walk.  He always had time to stop, talk and walk away with a smile.  Thinking of you!!

Gay Books-Peiper Aug 17 2021 12:00 AM

Dale was a good friend and a fantastic mentor. I worked for Dale as a consultant on the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP). He taught me the ins and outs of the consultant role and introduced me to his client, thus ours; Russell Gates, FEMA Engineer. Together we enjoyed driving the countryside between jobsites listening to classic country music. Dale and Russ nearly new every song and singer/musician. We were creatures of habit when it came to dinning; Monday, The Galaxy Bowling Alley; Tuesday, Buffalo Wild Wings (Dale’s favorite), and Wednesday, Texas Roadhouse, only after Dale made it clear he wasn’t a fan of O’Charley’s. I guess I liked the free pie night, I am cheap just ask my kids. My wife, Cheryl, and I enjoyed our times we had with both Dale and Vonnie. As with most good things and times we wish we would have had more. We thank Dale and Vonnie for showing us a wonderful friendship. Dale you are missed but in our hearts you are so appreciated. Thank you Cheryl and Jim Krebs

James P. Krebs Aug 17 2021 12:00 AM

Vonnie,I was saddened to see of Dale's passing. Prayers for comfort and strength for you and your family. SincerelyBeth Myers Stambaugh

Beth A Stambaugh Aug 16 2021 12:00 AM

Vonnie, so sorry to hear of the passing of your husband.  He always had a smile on his face.  My condolences to you and your family.

sally franciscus runciman Aug 15 2021 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with those he leaves behind.  Dale was a positive influence on those whose lives he touched.  He will be greatly missed.

C Denise Willard Aug 14 2021 12:00 AM

I was very broken hearted when I saw that Dale had Passed.  He was a long time friend and boss.  I know he will be greatly missed by all, especially by his family.  Dale was a very special person.

Bob Arney Aug 14 2021 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Dale's passing.  Our sincere sympathies are with you.

Ken & Judy Stoner Aug 14 2021 12:00 AM

To Vonnie and family Our greatest sympathies to you on the loss of your husband and father.Bev Bender Stets and family

Bev Stets Aug 14 2021 12:00 AM

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Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

In loving memory of Dale to celebrate a life well lived. He is forever in our hearts. Our sincere condolences to Vonnie, Ron, Michelle and family on your loss. You are all in our thoughts & prayers.All our love, Aunt Marie, Uncle Joe and the Cvetko Family

All our love, Aunt Marie, Uncle Joe and the Cvetko Family Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM