Allen Dale Michalec

July 30, 1959 – June 8, 2020

On the 8th of June this world lost a great man, Allen Dale Michalec. Dale was born on July 30th of 1959 in Turlock, Ca. He spent some years in Florida but returned to the Central Valley where he resided until his untimely death at the age of 60. He was a paid volunteer firefighter for 32 years and worked as a civilian federal firefighter for 25 years. He retired as such from Lemoore Naval Air Force base. He was also a member of Wind & Fire Motorcycle club and enjoyed riding his Harley-Davidson Fat Boy. He enjoyed many things in life including his favorite sports teams the Dallas Cowboys, Cincinnati Reds, and Alabama College football and softball teams. He also enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family and friends.

Dale was preceded in death by his father Allen Arthur Michalec and sister Pamela Serna. He was a great family man and will be truly missed by his wife Tonette Michalec, mother Doris Goodman, stepmother Bernadette Michalec; and his children Victoria and Gabriel Guerra, Stephen Michalec, Robert Michalec, Jr Michalec, Gizmo Lopez, Candice Kennedy, David and Zoya Mireles, Angela Mireles, Edward James, Kristy Michalec, Kiesha Michalec and Chandra Petrillo.   He was a wonderful proud Papa to 19 grandkids and had 1 great grandchild. 

There are too many lives Dale touched and people he influenced to name all that are at a loss by his departure. He was a hero, a leader, a mentor, a friend, and a memorable person. Although he is gone, he will live on forever through our memories. A celebration of his life will be announced at a later date.


Remembrances

  1. As the mother of his three sons,Edward,Stephen,and Robert- of course I have many great memories!
    I loved Dale Michalec BEFORE he accomplished his lifelong dream of becoming a firefighter. I LOVED this man when he was a chicken catcher at Foster Farms and came home smelling of ripe chicken manure..LOLOLOL! Even at that, he gave his all to provide for Edward James and I. He loved that boy as his very own- and his family took us in just the same way. We up and moved to Florida in the summer of 1980, where his mother and her family also welcomed us with open arms. I will probably always wonder how life would have been had we remained, but life is long and the changes are sometimes quick and unforgiving. We went back to California with a couple of buns in the oven! Stephen and Robert come in April 1981 to an eagerly awaiting family!
    Dale cried when those boys were born- bringing their big brother into the hospital to meet them, simply GLOWING with pride and love. I don’t think I have LOVED anyone as much as I did him at that moment…
    I didn’t know how my heart would break when I heard you were gone Dale. Here I thought I was mad at you all these years
    I thank you for the precious treasure of our children and grandchildren. Our little Caleb is a firecracker just like you!
    I guess I will always be a little sad knowing you’re gone from this world. I pray that someday we will ALL meet again in a beautiful world.
    REST WELL DEAR HEART.
    Love you always JOANE

  2. Dale was a great friend and neighbor. I never had to worry about our court because I knew that Dale and Tonette were keeping a watchful eye out. Both my daughters knew if their was ever an emergency they could go to Dale for help! He will be greatly missed.

  3. Dale was a great man and an awesome friend we go back many years there was never a dull moment when he was around he always had a smile on his face no matter the situation he also was a volunteer fireman in the city of Delhi and always took very good care of family members when responding to emergency calls you’ll be missed my brother and you’ll never be forgotten

  4. I remember when Orion was born and your dad “relocated” my car for me as a joke. I have never been more panicked in my tender 18 years. He laughed and laughed until he cried. However, after, he calmed me down and made me understand the importance of paying attention to details. He was a good man. We continue to send love and light to the families!

  5. I love hearing all of the stories from his fire family. My daddy loved being a firefighter and cherished everything about it. He was my hero. I will forever miss him.

  6. I had the pleasure of working with Dale at NAS Lemoore I was a civilian paramedic stationed with him…..he made me laugh my entire shifts….he will always be in my heart….we spoke often after I left on FB….he loved my pics of my horses he always had a great comment…..my prayers are with his entire family…..Rest easy my brother

  7. I worked with Dale at what was JR Woods in Atwater. We worked together for 2 years before he left to work again as a Federal Firefighter. There were many a night where we just sat around our office shooting the breeze about firefighting, our favorite sports teams, and life in general.

    Dale will be truly missed.

    Rest easy brother, we’ll take it from here!

  8. I met Dale my first day at NAS Lemoore. We hit it off immediately. We are both huge Cowboys fans and would sit and talk for hours about Dem Boys!! Dale was always friendly and always willing to lend a hand, a Firefighters, firefighter the guy you always hope is on your crew. Rest in peace my brother, you will not be forgotten. Maybe you can convince the man upstairs to bring another superbowl to the Boys!! Rest easy brother, well take it from here.

  9. I met Dale after my husband and Ben Paiz caught our field on fire lol anyway he came out here to visit Ben several times we sat outside under the shade trees and talked for the longest time. It was great memories. He was a wonderful man and highly respected.

  10. I always remember when I was younger probably 1st grade it was Halloween and I don’t think I had a costume to wear to school since I was full grown by kindergarten I was able to wear his fire suit I was the coolest kid in school that day and I always remembered that. I am a proud cowboys fan thanks to my uncle dale. If not I probably would of been a fucking niners fan . So thanks for that love u very much.

  11. Dale was a great man, father, and my fire brother. He will surely be missed. He was one to always help others, as he helped me thru my first year as a rookie at NAS Lemoore fed fire. He will surely be missed by me and the fire family. God speed my brother. Purses and positive vibes to the family.

  12. Since I was a kid I grew up knowing Dale & most all of the Michalecs. I have many memories of Dale growing up. He was always funny and joking around. He was a great man & he will be deeply missed. May he always rest in piece.

  13. I met Allen dale mechalec on Victoria and Gabriel Guerra the day
    They got married they had the reception there at his house only by seeing him he looked like a great person

    REST IN PEACE

    ALLEN. DALE. MECHALIC

  14. My name is Bryan Annett and I served with Dale at NAS Lemoore from 2006-2007. We remained good friends after I left NASL FedFire and spoke often on Fb. Dale was my brother in Arms and I’m gonna miss that crazy guy. Tonette, to you and your family I would like to express my deepest thoughts and prayers. Dale was and will always be one of the of greatest men I ever knew and served with. God keep him.

  15. I will forever love you Dad.I am thankful for the time and love I got from you are a shiny star.Love you Dad.Your First born Son. Stephen Dale Michalec

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