May 14, 1965 - September 25, 2019
Dale was born on May 14, 1965 to the late James and Barbara Mathewson. He passed away on September 25, 2019 at 54 after a long and courageous battle with debilitating illnesses. Beloved spouse of Debbie Carney, and loving stepfather to Stephanie (Ryan) Wilson and Mathew Carney; cherished step grandfather (Papa) to Fae and Liam Wilson. He is preceded in death by older brothers, James “Jimmy” and David Mathewson. Dale grew up in Mentor-on-the-Lake and served as a former Commander of the Sons of Am Vets, Post 109. He enjoyed woodworking, studying military history, and collecting old military weaponry. He attended Kent State University and graduated from Lakeland Community College as a CAD/Solid Works Drafter. Though Dale was rendered homebound for years due to illness, he was extraordinary in his faith, had an incredible strength of character and never complained about his adversities. Always positive and happy, he had a great sense of humor and an exceptional talent for impersonations. He was a kind and gentle soul who always thought of others before himself. Through it all, this amazing man remained the rock of his family.
A memorial for Dale will be held on Saturday, October 5th at 12:00 pm at the Am Vets Post 109, 7947 Lakeshore Blvd., Mentor-on-the-Lake, Ohio.