Brian T. Dale, guidance counselor

Brian T. Dale, a retired Baltimore public school educator, died Friday from lung disease at his Ridgely's Delight home. He was 65.

The son of an aerospace engineer and homemaker, Brian Thomas Dale was born in St. Louis and moved with his family in 1960 to Cocoa Beach, Fla.

After graduating in 1965 from Cocoa High School, he earned a bachelor's degree in social work in 1969 from Stetson University in DeLand, Fla.

He enlisted in the Army and was sent to Vietnam, where he was a reporter for The Pentagram, an Army newspaper.

Mr. Dale moved to Baltimore in the early 1970s and worked for Baltimore public schools, for which he was a guidance counselor.

He earned a master's degree in education in 1974 from the University of Maryland, College Park and a master's degree in psychology in 2004 from the Johns Hopkins University.

"He worked with homebound students," said a brother, James M. Dale of Cocoa Beach. "Throughout his tenure, Brian remained a tireless advocate for both his students of Baltimore and their teachers."

He retired in 2010.

Since moving to Baltimore, Mr. Dale lived in the Ridgely's Delight neighborhood, where he had received and restored one of the city's dollar houses.

He was an avid Orioles and Ravens fan.

An informal gathering of friends and neighbors will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the 600 block of W. Conway St. to remember Mr. Dale. Plans for a memorial service to be held in Cocoa Beach are incomplete.

In addition to his brother, Mr. Dale is survived by his mother, Naomi Jean Dale of Cocoa Beach; another brother, John M. Dale of Cocoa Beach; a sister, Constance Ann Dale of Clearwater, Fla.; and his companion of more than 20 years, Carol Rabin of Ridgely's Delight.

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