Dale J. Grabowski, age 70, of Boise passed away Sunday, September 16, 2018 at his residence. Viewing will be Sunday, September 30, 2018 from 5pm-7pm with the vigil ceremony at 6pm at Cloverdale Funeral Home in Boise. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday, October 1, 2018 at 12pm at St Marks Catholic Church in Boise. Entombment will follow at Terrace Lawn Memorial Gardens.
Dale affectionally known as Uncle D by family and friends, was born on July 7, 1948 to Edward and Ruth Grabowski in Greensburg, PA. Dale graduated from Greensburg Catholic High School in 1966. After graduation he joined the Air Force and serviced his country for 13 years and received an honorable discharge. He then moved to Boise to be with his brother and worked for the Boise School District in maintenance from 1983 to his retirement in 2010. He remained in Boise until the time of his death.
Dale was an avid Boise State football fan and attended many games while tailgating for many years. Also, being from Pittsburgh, he was an avid Steeler fan as well. He was a devoted Catholic and was a volunteer for many charitable organizations. He loved Bishop Kelly and attended their football games for years.
Dale is survived by his brother Ron and wife Norene Grabowski of Boise. His sister Lee Mary Grabowski of Los Angeles and brother in law Emory Elliot of Pittsburgh. He has numerous nieces and nephews, Brandee Grabowski and fiancé Jason of Boise, Rob and wife Crystal Grabowski of Portland, Jason, Shane, Summer and Nicole Elliot of Pittsburgh. His great nieces and nephews are Brendan Grabowski of Boise, Samantha and Bowen Grabowski of Portland, Evan, Wes, Grace and Braxton Elliot of Pittsburgh and Jackson, Grace, Jenna and Roman also of Pittsburgh. Dale was proceeded in death by his parents Ruth and Edward, and sister Gale.