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Dale Vonada

Dale Vonada

Monday, December 14th, 1953 - Wednesday, July 10th, 2019
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Mervin “Dale” Vonada, 65, of Farmers Mills, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 after a brief battle with liver cancer. Born on December 14, 1953, he was the son of the late Mervin J. and Viola “Kitty” Walker Vonada.
He was a 1971 graduate of Penns Valley Area High School.
In June 2019, Dale retired as manager of Long’s Auto Parts in Millheim after 20 years of service. Previously, he had worked for Mattas Motors and Rishel’s Sales and Service in Spring Mills.
Dale was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Secretary of Farmer’s Mills Union Cemetery Association, Master of Penns Valley Grange #158, lifetime member of the Pennsylvania State Grange, and a member of the National Grange.
Dale was an avid gardener, NASCAR fan, enjoyed traveling the world, strong black coffee, and had a love for his family and his country.
On April 23, 1983, he married the love of his life, Ruth Ellen Walters Vonada, who survives at home. He is also survived by his children Rebecca (Elvis) Anzueto Estrada of Linthicum, MD, Matthew Vonada of Bellefonte, and Philip Vonada of Williamsport, three grandchildren Christopher and Gabriel Anzueto Estrada and Madelyn Vonada; and four siblings Ralph Vonada (Dorothy) of Spring Mills, Sharon Warren (Wilbur) of Lyman, SC, Jean Vonada of Centre Hall, and Carolann Thompson (Scott) of Yardley, PA, and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Edwin Jay Vonada, and daughter-in-law Megan Brooks Vonada.
Viewing will be on Sunday, July 14, 2019 from 1-3pm with a Grange Memorial Service at 3pm and from 6-8pm at the Daughenbaugh Funeral Home in Centre Hall. On Monday, July 15, 2019, there will be an additional visitation from 9-10am with the funeral service starting at 10am at the funeral home with Pastor Jim Rill officiating. Burial will follow at the St. John’s Union Cemetery in Farmers Mills.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church, 296 Ridge Road, Spring Mills, PA 16875, or the Pennsylvania State Grange Foundation, 20 Erford Road, Ste. 216, Lemoyne, PA 17043, or a charity of your choice.
“Well done, good and faithful servant.”
Arrangements have been entrusted to Daughenbaugh Funeral Home, Inc 228 S. Pennsylvania Ave. Centre Hall, PA 16828. An online guest book can be signed or condolences to the family available at
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, July 14th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Sunday, July 14th, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Daughenbaugh Funeral Home, Inc
    228 S Pennsylvania Ave
    CENTRE HALL, PA 16828
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Second Visitation

    Sunday, July 14th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Sunday, July 14th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Daughenbaugh Funeral Home, Inc
    228 S Pennsylvania Ave
    CENTRE HALL, PA 16828
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Third Visitation

    Monday, July 15th, 2019 | 9:00am - 10:00am
    Monday, July 15th, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
    Daughenbaugh Funeral Home, Inc
    228 S Pennsylvania Ave
    CENTRE HALL, PA 16828
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Monday, July 15th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Monday, July 15th, 2019 10:00am
    Daughenbaugh Funeral Home, Inc
    228 S Pennsylvania Ave
    CENTRE HALL, PA 16828
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Grange Memorial Service will be on Sunday at 3pm at Daughenbaugh Funeral Home, Centre Hall.
    Pastor Jim Rill
  • Interment

    Monday, July 15th, 2019 |
    Monday, July 15th, 2019
    Farmers' Mills Union Cemetery



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Duane Harer

Posted at 11:31pm
Carolann and Family, I wish to express to you my Deepest Sympathy and Condolences at the loss of your Brother Dale! I did not know him well but I knew him some time ago and did not know that he was your brother. I did know Jay as well as we we're all in school together so long ago. I wish you al,l strength in dealing with this loss and genuinely hope that GOD will help you through this difficult time!
Your Friend From Long Ago,

Rick and Connie Hartley

Posted at 11:58am
Dale, will be sadly missed! Known him many years! Dale was also called Sylvia but Margaret aka Rick this went on for many years! Our sympathies are with all of you. Rick and Connie Hartley


Posted at 04:36pm
I was glad to be part of your "dash". You were a great friend. Blackie

Lee & Judy Pressler

Posted at 08:45am
Dear Ruth and your family: we were shocked and saddened to read about Dale's passing. Our hearts go out to you as you grieve the loss of "your" special husband, dad, and grandpa. He was indeed a special man to all who knew him and will be missed by so many. May God wrap His arms around you and comfort you now and in the days ahead. You're in our prayers. Lee & Judy

Ashley Furman

Posted at 11:36pm
Ruth, Rebecca, Matthew and Philip, so sorry to hear about Dale. He will truly be miss in our Grange family and while he has move on to the great Grange above, he will live on through your memories and those three bright eyed kiddos. Let me know if you need anything.

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