Dale Bertram Gillaspie, 87, formerly of Bradford, passed away October 12, 2022, peacefully at his home in Cameron Park, CA.
Dale grew up in Bradford, graduating from Bradford High in 1952. After serving in the US Army from 1955 to 1958, which included an assignment In Germany, he moved to Tahoe City, CA, where he began his career with Teichert Construction helping to get Squaw Valley Ski Resort ready for the 1960 Winter Olympic Games. Dale worked for the company in many positions from installing ski lifts at Squaw Valley and driving a dredger at Tahoe Keys to supervise setting up their plants. He was recognized for his skill, work ethic and leadership, over his 31-year career before retiring from Teichert as VP of the Aggregate Division
Dale and his beloved wife and best friend of 53 years, Joanne Gillaspie, enjoyed touring the USA in their motorhome, visiting nearly every state. Together, they loved golfing in the evenings at Cameron Park Country Club. Dale loved pheasant hunting with his sons and spending time with family, especially on the 4th of July, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Surviving is his wife, Joanne, and their children: Barbara Carmody, Brenda Leymaster, Richard Gillaspie and David Gillaspie, six grandchildren and one great-grandchild, two sisters: Jean Marie Jordan, and Martha Klucas.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Mildred Gillaspie and one brother Fred (Denny) Gillaspie.
A funeral mass was conducted at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Cameron Park on October 28, 2022.
Local arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.hololenbeckcahill.com