Dale I. Isenberg, 81, of 1190 Parkside Drive, Limestone, N.Y., passed away Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, surrounded by his family at his residence.
Born March 13, 1938, in Brush Valley, he was a son of Walter and Leafie (Lockard) Isenberg. He attended the Brush Valley schools.
On July 31, 1958, in Indiana, he married Katheryn E. Thompson, who preceded him in death on June 23, 2016.
Dale worked at several gas and oil companies including Felmont Oil and Gas Company; Cabot Oil and Gas, where he was a foreman for several years; and East Resource Services. He and his wife owned and operated DK Well Services for several years.
Dale enjoyed beekeeping and honey processing. He loved gardening, making wine, carpentry, making wood art that the family still has, stock car racing in Canton, Ohio, snowmobiling and bonfires. Each hunting season, he looked forward to taking one of his grandsons on the long hike to the top of Irvine Mountain. He will always be remembered as a strong man with a gentle and kind soul and as the pillar of the family.
Dale is survived by two daughters: Debra (Edward) E. Fidurko, of Murray, Iowa; and Susan (Carl) Carlson, of Bradford; four grandchildren: Dale (Jill) Fidurko, of Belpre, Ohio; Zachary (Casey McGuire) Fidurko, of Amherst, N.Y.; Rennie (Brittany Jamison) Florentine, of Bradford; and Hannah Florentine, of Bradford; three great-grandchildren: Rylee, Jude and Evalyn Fidurko; four brothers: Jessie Paul Isenberg, of Brush Valley; Colin Isenberg, of Niles, Ohio; Joseph Isenberg, of Bristolville, Ohio; and Jeremiah Isenberg, of Plantersville, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 58 years, Katheryn; siblings Frank, Beulah, David, Donald, Sarah, Peter, Mary and Thomas; and a granddaughter, Cora Florentine.
The family will receive friends at Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., East Main St., Bradford, today from 3 to 6 p.m. and Thursday from 11 a.m. to noon, the time of the funeral service by the Rev. Robert Beard, pastor of Limestone United Methodist Church, and Pastor Stan Scoville, chaplain of Home and Hospice Care of Olean. Burial will take place in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Limestone, N.Y.
Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association, 4261 1600 Peninsula Drive, Suite 15, Erie, PA 16505, or to Limestone United Methodist Church, 511 Main St., Limestone, NY 14753.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.hollenbeckcahill.com.