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.