Dale Andrew Pyefinch
Jul 28, 1996 - Aug 19, 2019
On Monday, August 19th, 2019, Dale Andrew Pyefinch passed away due to injuries caused by an accident at the age of 23.
Dale was born in San Jose, California on July 28th 1996 and came into this world ready to defend his twin brother, Shawn Pyefinch from the start. Dale made sure the nurses understood not to mess with his twin as he cried loudly for Shawn with each poke or prod. This special bond followed them through life. He was incredibly proud of his “bad-ass soldier sister” (Melanie Pyefinch) and close with his Buddy Guy (sister Annie Pyefinch.
Dale was always a standout – and while not always the best student, he made his impressions with his sense of humor and ability to befriend everyone. Dale had many close relationships with teachers who were charmed by his mischievous ways. Due to his pride in his Canadian heritage, he chose Maple Magic as his rap name and spent many afternoons (both in and out of school) rapping with his friends. In addition to rapping, Dale was a skilled hockey player and while he didn’t quite achieve his NHL ambitions it was not due to any lack of proclamations that he just might make it. Little pond or big ocean – Dale would find the fish as he truly was a ‘fish whisperer’. One infamous Halloween – he even insisted his mother make him a Bass Fish costume and was the hit of the holiday. Dale shared this passion for fishing and mentored local scouts and would participate in annual scout camps as a fishing instructor. His excitement with each catch was expressed by his catch phrase he would excitedly shout, “10 pounder, 10 pounder!”. Dale’s gentle heart prompted him to help those he came into contact with. Even through his struggles he would give of himself. Dales smile and sense of humor endeared him to many as he was never a stranger to those he knew.
Dale will be greatly missed by his parents Michael J. Pyefinch and Melissa L. Porter, siblings Shawn M. Pyefinch, Melanie A. Pyefinch (Steven Venturino, fiancé) and Annie E. Pyefinch (Dale’s Buddy Guy). He is also survived by his Grandfather, Rob K. Porter and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was proceeded by his Grandmothers Kristi A. Porter and Clara E. Townley and Grandfather James R. Pyefinch.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints located at 8925 Vintage Park Dr, Sacramento, CA 95829. All are welcome.