|Birth: ||Feb. 13, 1918, USA|
|Death: ||May 20, 1990|
San Diego County
Dale Joseph Gagan, was born in Denver, Colorado. The eldest of two sons, born to George and Mary Gagan. They emigrated from County Cork, Ireland.
Dale, attended Catholic school from Kindergarten through High School. At 20, he married Vivian Gumby. They had a daughter, Patricia Josephine.
He enlisted in the U.S. Navy during World War II, becoming an Athletic Specialist. He trained air cadets at St. Mary's Pre-Flight Academy, completing his enlistment with the rank of Chief.
In 1950, after moving to Los Angeles, he met Lucy Luz Aurea Santos in MacArthur Park while he was working at Tortilla Pete's Mexican Restaurant. They soon married.
As the Korean conflict began, Dale enlisted in the military once again, this time in the U.S. Air Force. He completed this enlistment as a Master Sergeant.
In 1957 they had a son, Casey Anthony Gagan, who became their greatest joy, raising him in Canyon Country (north of Los Angeles), where they had settled. Dale worked for a uniform supply company for many years.
Being an athlete, Dale coached most of his son's sport teams. He was also an avid swimmer and an accomplished diver. He was active in the community and was a member of the local Elks lodge. He loved to barbeque and entertain.
In 1980, his son Casey was stationed at Miramar Naval Air Station, so Dale and Lucy retired to San Diego, spending time fishing, camping and traveling and visiting their son. They enjoyed the good life during the 1980s.
He passed away from cancer, at his home in San Diego on May 20, 1990. He was survived by his wife, Lucy; son, Casey; daughter, Patti; three grand-children, great-grand children, and many loving family members, and beloved friends.
Luz Aurea Santos Gagan (1921 - 2008)*
Casey A. Gagan (1957 - 2010)*
US AIR FORCE
WORLD WAR II KOREA
Holy Cross Cemetery
San Diego County
Maintained by: Christian
Originally Created by: Lita
Record added: Apr 04, 2006
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