Machias – Dale Wentworth Look, 83, passed away peacefully Friday, February 1, 2019 at Marshall Health Care Facility in Machias after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease. Dale was born in Jonesboro, Maine to Shirley and Arline Look on February 25th, 1935. Dale lived most of his life in Machias, graduated from Jonesboro High School in 1952 and attended Washington State Teachers College (now UMM) for 2 years. While attending college Dale played saxophone in the Dixieland Band and played at various venues around the state. Dale married the love of his life and is survived by Patricia (Patsy Wallace) Look on August 7th 1955 and they shared 63 years together.
Dale was the consummate people person and was the “go to” person for many customers who came to one of the many businesses that Dale worked in. He worked at Clark’s Market, Red & White, Gay’s Shop & Save, Hannaford’s, Four Corners Shopping Center, Columbia Supermarket, Martin’s Feed & Seed, and The Bluebird Ranch Family Restaurant.
Dale enjoyed playing golf with many great friends, dancing, listening to music and playing the saxophone. He was a passionate Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots fan all of his life. He and Patsy could be seen taking walks around Machias on most evenings or sitting on “The Dike” with Patsy watching the traffic and talking on the CB radio. His greatest joy, however, was spending time with his family.
In his spare time, Dale volunteered as President of the Machias Area Little League, served as a coach in The Machias Area Little League, and as a board member for School Union 102 School Board. Dale is remembered by many people for umpiring countless baseball games for the area town teams and high schools.
Dale was extremely proud of his three children. He is survived by two sons, Mitchell and wife Renne of Roque Bluffs, Michael and wife Tonya of Ellsworth and one daughter Michelle (Look) Gardner and husband Mike of Machias. He is also survived by six grandchildren, Justin Look and friend Katie Dodge of Saco, Kristin Look and friend Josh Harriman of Hollis, Ben Gardner and wife Stephanie of Cutler, Ashlee (Gardner) Bourgoin and husband Eric of Frenchville, and Keenan Look, and Destiny Look of Roque Bluffs. He is survived by four great grandchildren Aiden, Sophia, Jackson, and Clay. Dale is also survived by one sister Judy Randall of Harrington, sister-in-law Betty Beal and husband Melrose of Machias, brother-in-law Lee Faulkingham, as well as special people Janet and David Grout, Vicki Preston, Walter Menclyka, and many loving cousins, nephews, and nieces. In addition to his parents Dale was predeceased by brother Frederick Look, sister Mary (Look) Faulkingham, brother-in-law Kendrick Randall, maternal grandparents Bert and Stella Mawhinney, fraternal grandparents Joel and Elizabeth Look, mother-in-law Delia (Wallace) Benisek, and father-in-law Benjamin Wallace.
Dale will be remembered for his selflessness, kind heart and generous ways. Though a quiet man, Dale’s actions spoke louder than words. A special thank you to Marshall Healthcare Facility for their loving care and support as well as Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home. A Celebration of Dale’s Life will be held at The Rose M Gaffney Elementary School Gym on Saturday, February 16 at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Dale W Look Scholarship Fund at Machias Savings Bank, 4 Center Street, PO Box 318, Machias, ME 04654.
Dale was always larger than life…a giant among men. THE VERY BEST.
Service: Celebration of Life, 1:00 pm, Saturday, February 16th, Rose M Gaffney Elementary School Gym.