Dale Kirch, 62, Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY — Beloved husband and father Dale Kirch passed away Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, at Samaritan Medical Center surrounded by his family. A longtime resident of Ball Ave in Watertown, Dale was 62.

The memorial Mass will be said 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, at St. Patrick’s Church.

Dale was born March 12, 1957, in Watertown to Wilber and Marie Kirch. He graduated from Canton Junior/Senior High School in Pennsylvania in 1974. He then graduated from U.S. Navy Engineering School in 1976. Dale attended Jefferson Community College and earned his associate’s degree in business administration in 1986.

Dale worked as a route salesperson at Paul Delima Coffee for more than two decades.

On April 30, 1988, he married Mary Margret Biggs. He and his wife raised their twin daughters, Ashley and Emily, now both of Rochester in Watertown. Their home was filled with love and opportunities for their daughters. Dale was so proud of their achievements, including seeing them both graduate from college and seeing them start their careers.

Dale loved golf. He was a member at Willowbrook Golf Club in Watertown. When he wasn’t out on the course, you’d find him running the restaurant. He did so for nearly a decade.

He also loved lacrosse. He was a referee for high school girl’s lacrosse in the north country for several years. He served as treasurer for the St. Lawrence Valley Board of Women’s Lacrosse Officials.

He enjoyed spending time on his patio and in the pool with his wife, daughters and the family’s dogs. No matter the season, Dale loved getting ice cream sundaes with his girls.

He was predeceased by his father, Wilber.

He is survived by his wife, Mary; two daughters, Ashley E. and Emily C., Rochester, NY; a sister, Roxanne, Texas; several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., Watertown N.Y. 13601

Arrangements are with the Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Watertown.

Online condolences mat be made at www.reedbenoit.com.