Dale Richard Saner

5 September 1945 - 7 July 2024

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Dale Richard Saner

Dale Richard Saner, a faithful follower of Christ and loving family man, passed away at his home in North Wales, Pennsylvania on July 7, 2024. He was the beloved husband of Huynh Kim (Lam) Saner and a devoted father.

Born on September 5, 1945, in Harrisburg, PA, he was the son of late Roy and Esther (Book) Saner. Dale led a life marked by his commitment to service, education, and the development of others.

Dale grew up in north-central Pennsylvania, where he graduated from Williamsport High School in 1963, earning a scholarship to Cornell University. He pursued Industrial Engineering for two and a half years at Cornell before embarking overseas to become a Community Development Specialist in Vietnam with the International Voluntary Services from 1966-1969. In this role he quickly became fluent in Vietnamese while designing and leading community projects across several villages to develop local skills and initiatives. He later became a key figure at Lear Siegler Inc., where he directed bilingual technical instruction programs for the Vietnamese Air Force and managed finance and personnel administration.

It was in Vietnam he would meet his future wife of 56 years, Huynh, and where they would start their family, starting with two daughters, Cheri and Marie, living in south Vietnam until 1975.

Dale Richard Saner

Dale's career was characterized by his leadership and dedication in various roles across the globe. After leaving Vietnam, Dale served as the Supervisor of the Learning Center at Bell Helicopter International in Tehran, Iran. Here, he was responsible for developing instructional services and materials essential for helicopter logistics and maintenance. And it was in Tehran where they would have their third daughter, Michelle. In 1979, they were forced to evacuate Iran when the Shah was overthrown and moved to Saudi Arabia where Dale took a job with Saudi Aramco. It was in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia where his fourth child, Johann, was born.

Dale Richard Saner

Dale loved his work at Aramco and spent 26 years with the company before retiring in 2005. He served in numerous roles across his career at Aramco, from leading the senior professionals Management Training division, to serving on several task forces, and working in Planning Staff Management Services. Dale loved getting to know people, helping develop their skills and investing in their growth through training and education. He was renowned for his integrity and kindness and was a patient and humble man with an unwavering commitment to making a difference in the lives of others.

Today, his legacy at Aramco lives on, with all three of his daughters currently working for Aramco. For the past 45 years, six members of the Saner family, including his wife and sons-in-law, have contributed to the Aramco story. Together, the Saner family boasts an impressive 109 years of combined service to Aramco.

Dale Richard Saner

Dale had a passion for travel, exploring the world and experiencing different cultures throughout his life. His adventurous spirit took him to many corners of the globe, creating cherished memories with his family. From scuba diving in Vietnam and riding segways in Prague, to cycling on the Great Wall in China,
and road trips on his Gold Wing motorcycle, Dale loved to explore.

Dale was known for his love, kindness, and dedication to his family. As a father, he provided unwavering support and guidance, and his love for his children was evident in all he did. His family was always his top priority, and he made every effort to create a loving and nurturing home.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Cheri, Marie (Steve Rebl), Michelle (Jonathan D'Antoni), and Johann (Anne Kozul); and his grandchildren, Acacia, Sarah (Travis), Gaetano, Jack, Gabriel, Anna, and his treasured Mary; and his siblings Floyd (Eileen), Gary (Janice), and Shirley (Dave Garber).

Relatives and friends may call after 10:00 a.m. Monday, July 15, 2024 at Calvary Church Souderton, 820 Route 113, Souderton, followed by the Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be in St. John Neumann Cemetery, Chalfont. Arrangements are by the Huff & Lakjer Funeral Home, Lansdale.

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