Dye, Dale Glyn "Tiny", a 31 year resident of the South Bay, passed away at his home on Sunday, September 12, 2010 in Compton, CA. Born in Everett, WA, Tiny was 57 when he died. He was a member of the New Hope Fellowship in Gardena, CA. Tiny graduated high school in Big Bear, CA. Each year, he has attended the high school reunions that are held in Big Bear. A reunion was planned for this coming weekend and he had put new tires on his car in anticipation of attending with Diana. Tiny worked at Delta Motors in Long Beach, California for 37 years. He served as a mechanic and sandblaster for the repair of big ship motors. Tiny was a fan of Country and Western music. Tiny enjoyed the wisdom of Billy Graham, praying with Diana, and singing music with Marian and Diana. Tiny loved people and people loved him, where ever he went. He was well known for his jokes, sense of humor, and his warm and loving personality. Whenever things went wrong (as they sometimes do), Tiny would get angry, but he was always quick to sincerely apologize afterward. He was also known for his wisdom and caring manner. He was quick to give comfort to people in need, including children. When a friend was broken, Tiny would pick up the pieces and put the friend back together better than before. His great heart went out to the poor and down-trodden. Tiny ALWAYS told the truth, never fibbed or lied. To have Tiny for a friend was one of the greatest gifts our loving Heavenly Father could bestow.

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  1. Dale “Tiny” Dye was a true friend of mine for 41 years. We met at Big Bear High School and stayed in touch all these years. Everyone that knew him remembers the first meeting. I was a freshman at BBH, out on the football field for PE class. I was 6’4” tall, a lean 165 lbs. I lined up, looked up, and there Tiny was, 6’1” & 375lbs, with a look on his face that said “I hope you have life insurance and a will!” When the ball hiked, I moved quickly out of his way, & I think I pointed out who had the ball… Later, after we got to know each other, he would pretend I was holding him back… We had a lot of good times, & times that were not so good, but they were all memorable, like the time I nearly froze to death when he took me camping… I was in California to visit him, but he passed before I could come see him. In another universe, free of the eye problems he developed at birth, he might have been a great poet or philosopher. He was truly a unique individual, & I shall miss him mightily.

  2. Goodspeed Dale I am sorry I didnt get the chance to reunite with Dale before he passed I had just located him on Facebook and was going to see him at the reunion you will be missed. Prayers to all family and Friends

  3. No one dared take advantage of the underdog when Dale was around. His appearance was deceiving — he looked physically imposing, but he truly was a Giant with a Heart of Pure Gold. He always took care of those who were fortunate enough to be called his friends. The years may pass, but you will never be far from our thoughts. My Sincere Condolences…..

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