He was born on Oct. 9, 1934 in Canton, Pa. to the late Clifford and Mary (Stockholm) Reynard. Dale was a 1952 graduate of Canton High School in Canton, Pa. As a teen he enjoyed hanging out and helping with his family’s restaurant “Reynard’s Restaurant”. He served in the U.S. Army from 1954 until 1956 where he earned an honorable discharge. He earned a Math & Secondary Science degree from Mansfield University in 1959 and a Master of Science Degree from Clarkson College of Technology in 1966. He would marry the love of his life, Joyce E. Starr on Aug. 20, 1960, where they shared 57 years together until her death in 2017.
After moving to Wilmington, DE in 1966 Dale held positions as a Chemistry/Science teacher at Brandywine High School; Wilmington Friends School and Padua Academy where he retired in 1999. He received honors/awards for his teaching including Middle Atlantic States Chemistry Teacher of the Year in 1976 awarded by Manufacturing Chemist Association and Delaware Chemistry Teacher of the Year Award in 1984. He assisted with the facilitation of the Science Olympiad program in the State of Delaware as well as regional and national tournaments.