DEER PARK — Dale Edward Perando, 67, of Deer Park, passed away on Friday, March 22, 2013, at his residence in Dunnellon, Fa.
Born on Nov. 1, 1945, in Shallmar, he was the son of the late Madeline Virginia (Burgess) Stark and Wolford Richard Perando. He enlisted in the U.S. Army on Aug. 24, 1964. Dale was selected for assignment to the U.S. Army, Europe, Signal Center as a Communications Center Specialist providing communications for the Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Army, Europe, and his headquarters in Heidelberg, Germany on May 5, 1965. He then volunteered for duty in Vietnam and was stationed there for a year under the command of General Westmoreland. He then was stationed at Fort Myer, Virginia, and worked at the Pentagon before being honorably discharged into the Army Reserve. Dale then transferred to the West Virginia Air National Guard working in the 167th Airlift Wing, Civil Engineering Squadron where he was deployed to many places such as Honduras, Panama, Israel, England, Alaska and much of the U.S. He also completed the Noncommissioned Officer Academy in Knoxville, Tenn., in January of 2002. After completing the NCO Academy, he was promoted to Master Sergeant. Dale was also employed by the Maryland Environmental Service for over 25 years.
Dale is survived by his wife, Susan N. (Evans) Perando; a daughter, Major Heather Perando, of Gerrardstown, W.Va.; a son, Sean P. Perando, of Deer Park; two sisters, Joan Hawk, of Broomes Island and Eva Clary, of Oakland and two brothers, Wolford (Bud) Perando and Alden Perando, both of Oakland.
Friends will be received at the Burdock-Fredlock Funeral Home, P.A., 21 N 2nd St., Oakland, on Thursday, March 28, from 4 to 7 p.m. at which time a memorial service will be held with Pastor Coleman Clark and the Rev. Barbara K. Rexroad officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Wounded Warriors Project via support.woundedwarriorproject.org. www.burdockfredlockfh.com.