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Dale R. Howell

Born: Sun., Jun. 3, 1951
Died: Sat., Nov. 19, 2016

Private Services


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Nov. 22, 2016
Location: Kopler - Williams Funeral Home

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Hunt --- Dale R. Howell of 10075 South River Road died Saturday, November 19, 2016 in his home. He was born on June 3, 1951 in Cuba, a son of the late Gordon and Betty Carmer Howell. He married Esther Daley who survives.


Dale was a U.S. Army veteran serving from 1970 to 1972, a graduate of Nunda Central School, class of 1969.  He was a former employee of Eastman Kodak for over 30 years.


He was an avid hunter, fisherman and builder.


Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Rachel (Jacob) Towsley of Portageville, three step-sons, Robert (Mary) Gelser of Nunda, Randall Gelser of Pittsford, Jordan (Jessica) Gelser of Lima, nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and a sister.


Family and friends may gather from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at the Kopler-Williams Funeral Home, 21 N Genesee Street, Fillmore.


Memorials if desired to: Begin Again Horse Rescue, P.O. Box 28, Honeoye, NY 14471 or Nunda Volunteer Ambulance Service, PO Box 652, Nunda New York 14517

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Audrey Smith
   Posted Sun November 20, 2016
May you rest in peace. Love you .

David R. Griggs
   Posted Mon November 21, 2016
Esther & Family,

Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss. Dale and I were both employed at Eastman Kodak and I remember him well.


Millie Granger
   Posted Mon November 21, 2016
Our sincere sympathy to Esther, Rachel and Wanda. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you at this time of sorrow. Dale was a wonderful man and will remain in the hearts of all who knew and loved him.
Aunt Millie & Cousin Tim

Mick Foley
   Posted Mon November 21, 2016
Sadden and surprised to learn of Dale's passing. We were best friends and neighbors growing up when he lived in Belfast in the 60's. So sorry for the family loss. RIP my friend.

Mick Foley

Wanda Howell Pruonto
   Posted Mon November 21, 2016
I will miss your smile . I know we haven't been on the best of terms until recently. I love you with all my heart. We were very close for many years. RIP Dale. Until we meet again! Your Sister Wanda

Paul & Debbie Howell
   Posted Mon November 21, 2016
Our thoughts and payers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

Wanda Howell Pruonto
   Posted Tue November 22, 2016
Dale I wanted to come so bad tonight it breaks my heart that I couldn't make it there. I wanted to say one last good bye. I am so glad you are not suffering any more. Tell all of the family I said Hi, I have always loved you and I love Rachel and Anna. Well RIP Brother!!!

Zachary Pruonto
   Posted Tue November 22, 2016
I am so sorry you had cancer. My dad had it too and grampa. I hope you are in peace now. I know what it is Rachel to loose your Dad. I was 16
when my Dad died. It is going to take time but your dad will be looking down on you. I have always loved you Uncle Dale and Rachel and I never hated you Aunt Esther. Well RIP Uncle Dale,

Edward Hopkins
   Posted Tue November 22, 2016
Very sorry for your loss.we spent a lot of time together in our teens hunting and fishing together I will miss him dearly

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