Dale Richard Crowl

November 02, 1936 ‒ March 29, 2017

Mansfield, Ohio

“Go as hard and as fast as long as you can”. All the days planned by the Lord for Dale Crowl and Mitzi, his beloved dog, came to be Wednesday, March 29th, 2017.  He was 80 years old (& Mitzi was 18).

Born on November 2, 1936 in Canton, Ohio to Theodore and Jesse (Mills) Crowl, Dale was the second of two children.  He graduated from Madison High School in 1955 and had three children. Upon successfully completing an apprenticeship for tool and die, he worked for 36 years for GM, retiring at age 56 in 1993.  

Dale was passionate about cars and motorcycles; he loved to ride with his GOLDWING friends making numerous trips across the United States. He traveled across the US, covering 48 states; his favorite place to ride was Arizona.  Dale was formerly active in the Mansfield Motorcycle club, serving as past president; a lifetime member of GWRRA, a co-founder of Mansfield Electronic Flyers and a member of the Johnny Appleseed Square Dancing Club.

During his retirement, he continued to keep busy fishing, repairing motorcycles, actually repairing anything that was broken, always helping others with projects, initiating a Friday riding dinner group, gathering with his Chapter B Goldwing friends every month and his Wednesday lunch buddies. He had a gift for anything mechanical. If it had a motor and tires, Dale was either restoring, racing or wrecking them!  

An avid fan of NASCAR, he followed #88 and never lost his faith in the Cleveland Indians; following them since he was a young man. During the fall, you could find him glued to the OSU Buckeye football games.

A story-teller, Dale would tell story upon story for hours to anyone who would listen.  He was fiercely loyal and very proud of his children and grandchildren. His grandsons recall making Pinewood Derby cars in the basement. He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his wife of  33  years, Jacquelyn Crowl;  children James (Debra) Crowl, Barbara (Michael) Wickham,  Rick ( Becky) Crowl; step-daughter Jocelyn Hofer; 11 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren;  and a sister Mariel of Painesville, Ohio. 

Dale is preceded in death by his parents and step-son William Smith.

His family will receive friends on Monday, April 3, 2017 from 2-4 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 11 a.m. in Rose Hill Memorial Park, 3655 Wales Road NW, Massillon, OH 44646 conducted by Celebrant Jerry Wilson.

Contributions in his memory to the Alzheimer’s Association and the Richland County Humane Society may be made at the funeral home.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Dale’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com

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  • I am so sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort described in 2 Corinthians 1:3,4 provide comfort for your family. Losing a loved one in death is never easy, but the Bible reassures us in Isaiah 25:8 that soon death will be no more. What a wonderful time that will be for all of us.

  • Jim,

    I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of your father. I extend my deepest sympathies to you and your family during this difficult time.

  • Jim,

    I am very sorry to hear of your loss. I know this is a very tough time for you and your family. I send my condolences to you and your family in this very difficult time.

  • Dale was a very special person. When I bought my firs Goldwing a little over a year ago, he took a lot of time coaching me, as well as performing many may maintenance duties. Dale welcomed me into his group of riders and I felt very honored to be a part of that group. He was also a long time friend and neighbor on Yorktown Dr. I will miss him a lot.

  • My deepest condolences to the Crowl family and friends for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

    Sherry Anderson

  • Jim, Barb, Rick
    I am so sorry to hear of your fathers passing he was truly a good man. I have so many fond memories of sitting at the dinner table eating when I would spend the night as a child he made me laugh so hard I could hardly eat. Also, the camping trips and family card nights we all shared together growing up. I am very saddened this day to have heard of his passing. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  • So sorry for your loss. You have our deepest sympathy. He was such a wonderful neighbor on Yorktown, always willing to help. We have fond memories of him. Sorry we cannot attend visitation as we are not in town at this time.

  • We are so saddened to hear about Dale. He was often working outside with Mitzi close by, and we looked forward to his smile and wave. We will miss hearing his stories and giving Mitzi her treats. Dale was what makes a neighborhood. We miss seeing him already.

  • Jim and Deb,
    So sorry for your loss. We really enjoyed your Dad and Jackie and the friendship of riding together.
    Love listening to them .

    Doug Deb Friebel

  • The Boyd’s were neighbors and friends. So many memories so much fun! Life has changed over the years, but the caring has never waned. Our sympathies can not be completely expressed. Jean and I (Joan) had intended to stop by during the calling hours. Unfortunately, we are both ill (we had the crud going around). We would not want to spread our germs to your family. Your are in our thoughts and hearts at this time and always!
    Joan (Boyd) Young

  • Very sorry for your lost. Dale was a great friend to me, he helped put the engine and transmission in my 1956 plymouth in 2008 and went with me to share the driving on a 19 hour round trip to a junkyard in Richmond, VA to pickup a 1948 Plymouth. Dale and I attended many cars shows. He will be greatly missed. Just a great guy.

  • Jackie & family,
    I was so sorry to hear about Dale passing. Prayers for peace and comfort for you and your family.

    Your neighbor
    Terri Perry

  • To the Crowl family, So sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. Our thoughts and prayers to you and your family.