We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Royal-Coleman Funeral Home
Dale L. Flickinger, 75, of Queen Creek, Arizona, passed away unexpectedly on June 21, 2022, in Linesville. Dale was a distinguished engineer and legendary volleyball coach and will be greatly missed by all that knew him.
He was born May 15, 1947, in Meadville, the son of Howard and Helen (Bentley) Flickinger.
He was a 1965 graduate of Linesville High School and then graduated in 1969 from Penn State University with a degree in Aerospace Engineering.
From 1969-1970 he worked for McDonnell Douglas now Boeing in Los Angeles, California. Dale then served our country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War from 1970 until honorably discharged in 1972.
After the Army, Dale worked for Hughes Aircraft Company in Los Angeles from 1972-1977 and later from 1983-2003. In 2003 Hughes was bought by Boeing and Dale retired in 2005 but stayed on as a consultant for Boeing until 2011.
He was an assistant coach for the United States Olympic girls volleyball team in 1980. He was head volleyball coach at Arizona State University from 1977-1983. For many years, Dale coached girls volleyball at Linesville High School and in 2011 he coached the team to a state championship. He was an avid Penn State and Cleveland sports fan.
Dale was a member of the Linesville United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Beverly Flickinger, who he married on October 18, 1992 in California; three children, Jessica Gow and her husband, Teiva and their two children Kahaia and Keohi of Tahiti, Scott Gow of Florida and Alicia Gow residing in Ecuador; three brothers, Paul Flickinger and his wife, Barbara, of Fredonia, Bruce Flickinger of Fredonia and Dennis Flickinger and his wife, Dragana, of Boise, Idaho; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a step-father, Paul Marsh; and two half-brothers, Donald Flickinger and Gerald Moore.
A celebration of Dale’s life will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 23 at Linesville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7842, 6913 Gehrton Road, Linesville. Military honors for Dale will be held at 6 p.m. in Radle Cemetery in Guys Mills.
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