Dale R. Lonnroth Sr.
Dale R. Lonnroth Sr., 72, longtime resident of Merrimack passed away unexpectedly on November 20, 2021. Born in Worcester, MA on September 21, 1949 to the late Anton N. And Charlotte A. (Brown) Lonnroth, he attended Nashua High School, graduating with the Class of 1967. Believing in the full value of a secondary education, Dale attended college in Washington D.C. where he obtained his degree in journalism and communication.
A couple of paragraphs cannot sum up a person’s life. Many people knew Dale by his golden voice. He was a local fixture in the Merrimack Valley that was heard daily on WSMN radio for many years. After Dale retired from providing comfort and stability to his many listeners, he went on and founded a typography company called X-Height.
Dale’s most passionate endeavor was a lifelong affinity for dogs of all breeds, but none more than dachshunds. Over the years he cared for eight “doxies” nurturing them with long, happy lives and went so far as gourmet cooking their meals and treats to which he occasionally shared with the neighborhood. Speaking of cooking he was very well known as an adventurous baker. taking risks and ignoring the common rules of cooking.
Dale had a deep appreciation for music that touched your conscience. In high school, he began his lifelong romance with harmony and soul in a band called The Tories. Carrying that passion of music, he passed it along to his son; where they both immensely enjoyed listening to rock n’ roll, especially their fondness for Van Halen.
Always known for his sense of humor and wit, Dale could recite any line from any episode of Seinfeld. As a man who treasured some of the simple pleasures in life, he was a selfless and caring individual who put everyone else’s needs before his own.
Dale was the beloved patriarch of his family. He is survived by his son, Dale Lonnroth Jr., and his wife Nancy of Derry, NH. Dale was the cherished grandfather to his two granddaughters; Sophia and “Izzy” Isabelle. He was the dear brother to Cheryl Morgan and her husband Will of Tennessee.
In addition to his parents, on November 5, 2021, Dale was very recently predeceased by his wife, soulmate and best friend, Sharon Ann (Whitehead) Lonnroth. They celebrated 52 years of marriage together.
To honor one of Dale’s final wishes, a graveside memorial service commemorating the live’s of Sharon and Dale will be held in the late spring of 2022. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Dale’s memory to The Dog Chapel, 143 Parks Road, St. Johnsbury, VT, 05819 or online at www.dogmt.com. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.Farwellfuneralservice.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Farwell Funeral Home.