Dale Rodberg Obituary, Manhattan Beach, CA, Dale Rodberg Dies At 62
- john Gibson
Dale Rodberg Obituary, Death – Dale Daniel Rodberg, who was known for his huge personality and even bigger heart, died suddenly on April 14th, at the age of 62. Dale Rodberg was born in Islamorada, Florida, on August 25, 1960, to Allan and Mary Jane Rodberg. He attended the University of Florida and majored in finance. Dale met his wife, Kim Wilder Rodberg, early in his career while working for Lehman Brothers in New York City.
Dale’s wit, generosity, and warmth made him the ideal father, spouse, friend, and host. His entire attention was on his wife and children. He meticulously cared for his sister Debbie throughout her life. He roused his friends and assembled them. Simply put, Dale helped people feel better. Dale believed in living rather than surviving. And if no one showed up, he’d be doomed. Dale was The Captain, and everyone was expected to board, whether it was a daily pickleball game, a weekly family lunch, or an annual boat trip for everyone. There would be music, wine, and a lot of laughter.
Dale was committed to his family and was always willing to help anyone in need. He loved photography, boats, scuba diving, and anything to do with the Florida Keys. Above all, he recognized that what a man has to offer, rather than what he possesses, is the ultimate measure of a man. And no one had a greater impact than Dale. Dale is survived by his wife, Kim Wilder Rodberg; three daughters, Alex Gardner Rodberg (28 years), Olivia Grace Rodberg (26 years), and Mary Myers Rodberg (22 years); his parents, Allan and Mary Jane Rodberg; siblings Gail Rodberg, Kimberly Rodberg, and Derek Rodberg and his wife, Tara Rodberg; and an incredible group of friends. Dale’s sister, Debra Jane Rodberg, died before him.
A Memorial Mass will be held at American Martyrs Church, 1431 Deegan Place, Manhattan Beach, CA, on April 18th, followed by a Celebration of Life at the house of Jim and Laura Hirschmann, 408 John Street, Manhattan Beach. Please consider sending a donation in Dale’s honor to Operation Smile, Samaritan’s Purse, Make a Wish Foundation, or Ducks Unlimited in lieu of flowers.