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Dale K. Metzger
Loving, Devoted Husband & Special Uncle
Age 70
Born: February 12, 1950   Died: July 28, 2020

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Dale K. Metzger, age 70, of Lorain, passed away on the evening of Tuesday July 28, 2020. He was born in Lakewood, Ohio on February 2, 1950 and grew up in Sheffield Lake. A 1968 graduate of Brookside High School, Dale had been a resident of Lorain since 1987.

He was a proud veteran of the United States Army where he fulfilled duty assignments as a Specialist 4 attached to the 37th Transportation Group stationed in Germany. He was the recipient of the National Defense Service Medal as well as the Good Conduct Medal and held a Marksman’s Badge for the M-14 Rifle and a Sharpshooter’s Badge for the M-16.

Dale spent his entire working career as a machine operator for a variety of businesses; most recently, he was employed by Transilwrap Company, Inc. in Strongsville from which he retired in 2015 following a career that spanned thirty-four years with the manufacturer.

Dale liked the outdoors and loved every season. In his free time he enjoyed golf and league bowling.

He is survived by his loving wife of thirty-six years Virginia “Ginny’ (nee Wilker), brother Jay of Lorain, sister-in-law Jaime Kennedy (Tom) of Amherst, niece Nadine Plavsich (Nickolas) of Avon Lake as well as nephews Bryan Kennedy (Amanda) of Lakewood, and Gregory Kennedy residing in Chicago. In addition he leaves great niece Lucille Anne Kennedy and great nephew Henry Thomas Kennedy.

Dale was preceded in death by his father Kenneth Metzger in 1998 and mother Jean Metzger (nee Lutz) in 2001.




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