Reverend Dale E. Schanely, of Lake Placid, went to be with his Lord Monday morning, Feb. 26, 2018. Dale was in the companionship of his loving family. He was born in Quakertown, Pennsylvania on Feb. 6, 1927, son of Ms. Gladys M. Enfield and Bertine B. Schanely. Dale was a U.S. Army veteran and served in World War II from 1945-1946. After his discharge he served as a Missionary to Merida, Venezuela, South America from 1954-1989. He was a university professor of English in the ULA, Merida, Venezuela from 1960-1987; pastor of Spring Lake Methodist Church, Sebring, Florida from 1990-2006; visitation pastor for Memorial United Methodist Church in Lake Placid until 2013.
He was the husband of, and is survived by, Ms. Cora Ruth (Inman) Schanely whom he wed in 1954; daughters, Gloria Ann Schanely, Sylvia Joy Schanely Suarez (Naudy Suarez Figueroa), Debora Lee Schanely, Tamara Faith Schanely Wagner (Herbert); grandchildren, Christine Melody Rodriguez Schanely (Temo), Audrey Ann Rodriguez Schanely (Jose), Beverly Lee Rodriguez Schanely (Michael), Santiago Suarez Schanely, Francisco Javier Suarez Schanely, Johnathan Dale Schanely, Joshua Wagner and Tabitha Wagner. He was blessed with 10 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends for a viewing at the Memorial United Methodist Church from 10-11 a.m. Friday, March 2, 2018 with funeral services beginning at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at the Lakeview Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Avon Park with Military Honors by the U.S. Army Funeral Honor Team. Pastor Jerry McCauley will celebrate.
Funeral arrangements are under the loving devotion of Michael A. Brochetti Funeral Home, Lake Placid. 863-465-9997.