Dale E. Connelly, 78, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on May 25, 2015. Dale was born in Yakima on September 12, 1936, the oldest of 4 children to Morris and Gertrude Connelly. Dale was raised in Yakima and graduated from Naches High School in 1954. His sister Phyliss introduced him to one of her friends, Noreda Cooper, and not long after they eloped to Stevenson, WA, on November 2, 1954. Dale then entered the Air Force in 1955, serving 4 years as an aircraft mechanic. Most of Dale’s career was spent working as a diesel mechanic at Associated Grocers for 21 years. After the closing of A.G. in Yakima he owned andoperated Connelly’s Automotive until his retirement.