Baldelli, Dale

July 2, 1954 - October 10, 2021

On Sunday, October 10th, 2021, Dale Francis Baldelli was surrounded by love as he went to his heavenly home. Dale was born in Danbury, Connecticut in 1954 and moved to Dallas with his family in 1959. The Baldellis made Northwood Hills their home and became part of a larger neighborhood family, forging friendships that have lasted a lifetime. Dale was full of joy and experienced life fully on his own terms. His smile and charisma were radiant, and with a passionate and charming personality he influenced many lives. He loved snow-skiing more than any other activity and this passion led him to attend the University of Denver. When asked about his profession, Dale said he was in the “toy business.”  He loved exotic cars and made them his career for over half of his life. His time in the luxury car industry yielded many relationships and entertaining stories……… of which few actually involved the cars. He eventually took his love for impeccable design and high-performance to managing the construction of luxury homes in Preston Hollow.

In Dale’s 16-month battle with pancreatic cancer, two things were consistent: his indomitable spirit and attitude. Dale shined at making the best of every situation and was always a champion and hero to his family and friends that witnessed his journey. Along with his loving wife of 31 years, Karla Baldelli, and their sons, Rafe and Roman Baldelli, the family focus of late was having as many “good days” as possible.  Of all Dale’s accomplishments, his family was his greatest achievement, and to know him was to know his family.  Dale was a follower of Jesus Christ and long-standing member of Prestonwood Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by; his parents Richard Vose Baldelli and Elizabeth Streeter Baldelli, and his brother Richard Bard Baldelli. His story is lived on by; his wife Karla Glover Baldelli, sons Roman and Rafe Baldelli, brother Gregory Baldellli (Northport, FL) , sisters-in-law Linda Baldelli, Jaquelyn Baldelli and Jill VanEgmond (Randy VanEgmond), nephews Ryan Baldellli (Emma Baldelli), Bryce Lucien, nieces Bailey Lucien, Alaina Lucien, grandniece Isabella Baldelli and cousins that he loved dearly.

A memorial service will be held in Faith Chapel at Prestonwood Baptist Church-Plano Campus, 6801 W. Park Blvd., on Thursday Oct. 14th at 3:30pm, immediately followed by a celebration at the Baldelli home. An educational fund has been established for Dale’s sons at Happy State Bank and Trust in Addison (The Baldelli Children Fund).


Please leave the family condolences and share memories on this website.


Arrangements under the direction of:

Aria Cremation Service and Funeral Home

19310 Preston Road

Dallas, Texas 75252

(214) 306-6700

14 replies on “Baldelli, Dale”

Susan Salley says:

Dearest Karla
I have no words to express how sorry I am for your loss. You and Dale always seamed so in love. I pray God blesses you with memories of all the beautiful memories you two made together.

Eric osuna says:

To my dear friend Roman and his family. I send my love and prayers at this time of hurt I love you Roman very much I know my mom and your father at at their reward in heaven in their heavily bodies! Sending love and comfort!

Sam Elchami says:

So loved so missed.
My best friend, my brother. I love you Dale.
Words will never express my sadness and sorrow.

Ivan Fernandez says:

I know you are in Heaven 🙏

Ivan Fernandez says:

I know you are in Heaven 🙏 God keep you in Peace.

Terry Reddy says:

The Mitchell kids grew up down the street from the Baldelli boys.They were our brothers and we loved every one of them. Losing Rick and now Dale is losing a huge part of our childhood. We spent many hours running back and forth in the alley between our houses. Dale was always happy, funny, the best dancer and coolest dresser of all of us. What a guy! Oh Dale, we will miss you. All our love, The Mitchell kids.

Dawn Chrisostom says:

Chrisostom’s love the Baldelli’s. One thing you would never forget about Dale is his joy and enthusiasm. He loved people well and made life one big party. He will be greatly missed. Praying for you guys.

Kcchami says:

Dear Karla
I am so saddened with the news of Dale’s passing. He was a dear friend and a great man he will be forever missed. I am sure God will have a special place for Dale in heaven. Stay strong we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Sheree Harvey says:

This is beautiful. So glad we met him moving the kids to college.

John Lewis says:

Dale was one of my closest friends. He was always so happy and so funny. I will really miss his friendship but know he is in a better place.

Javier Gutiérrez says:

Dale and his family have always been very special to me It always gave me great pleasure to make their special celebrations at my restaurant even more special. I will miss him greatly. He always had such a positive attitude about everything all the way to the end. May God bless him and his family..

Dennis says:

My condolences to the family and will miss seeing him annually while on vacation

Jun Mendoza says:

Known Dale for 35 years since working at Javier’s restaurant he’s the most nicest person I met I will miss him very much God bless Dale

Jennifer Frank says:

Karla, Rafe and Roman – Your dad was a breath of fresh air every time I got to spend time with him. No filter, no pretense but lots of humor, insight and passion for life and his family. I miss those days with you all at Grace Academy. Much love, Jennifer, Nico and Alex

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