MARCH 17, 1968 - SEPTEMBER 16, 2015
Dale A. 'Chip' Perala, 47, a beloved friend of many and caring nurse to his patients, passed away recently at his residence in Seattle following an injury resulting from an automobile accident.
Born in Willoughby, Ohio, March 17, 1968, Chip was a graduate of North High School in Eastlake, Ohio and studied nursing at The Ohio State University and Capital University. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, where he served as a Security Police officer. Chip lived at various military installations in Texas and South Carolina during his enlistment, which included a deployment to Panama. After leaving the military, he called Cleveland; Columbus, Ohio; Seattle; New York and Dallas home. He was a Registered Nurse and cared for patients in Washington state, New York City, Ohio and South Carolina over the years.
Throughout his life Chip enjoyed travel and the outdoors, cruises and had an ongoing love of Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. He also loved the desert and traveled often to Palm Springs, Calif. He was a proud pet parent to cats Maxwell and Boo, and dogs Buster, Jocko and Chester.
Chip is survived by many dear friends across the country, particularly in Washington state, Ohio, South Dakota, South Carolina, Texas and New York City. He is also survived by his long-time partner and former husband Joel Hastings, of Chevy Chase, Md. Although their marriage ended in divorce in 2014, they remained very close and intimately involved in each other's lives. Also surviving are cousins and aunts in Seattle, South Dakota and Ohio.
A memorial service will be held in Seattle Saturday, October 3, 2015, at Bonney-Watson Capitol Hill, 1732 Broadway. Friends can call beginning at 2 p.m., with the remembrance commencing at 4 p.m. Following the remembrance, friends can gather at C.C.Attle's, 1701 East Olive Way, for a toast in Chip's memory. It is suggested that memorial donations be made in Chip's name to Three Dollar Bill Cinema, producers of the Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, or to the charity of the donor's choice. Additional information regarding arrangements can be found at http://bonneywatson.com/obituaries/2015/09/Dale--Chip-A-Perala.html.
Chip was injured in a multi-car accident in Seattle over Labor Day weekend, and passed away 10 days later, September 16, 2015, at his residence on Capitol Hill in Seattle.
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