Wakefield '60 Classmates: In Memoriam
Edward Dean Spaith Vandale
b: 11/1/1941 d:
||EDWARD SPAITH, Chi Hi-Y 2, 4,
President 3; Outdoor Track 3; Library Assistant 2, 3.
|Dean Spaith Vandale was born November 1, 1941 as
Edward Dean Spaith. Dean was adopted. He later changed his name to Vandale.
He had two children with Roberta Ann Frost: Wendy Vandale and James Vandale.
Dean Vandale died May 5, 1989.
After leaving Wakefield I went on two years
of active duty in the Submarine Service. During that time I changed my legal name
from Edward Dean Spaith to Dean Spaith Vandale. My travel took me all over Western
Europe and south through the Virgin Islands. Upon completion of my active duty I
entered West Texas State University in Denton, Texas, where I majored in Communications
and minored in Business Administration. It was during this time that I married
Roberta Frost (Wakefield class of '62). After being injured playing football for the
University and not being able to finish my senior year, I returned to the Navy. In
1968-1970 I was stationed in Vietnam as an Advisor. Since my return from 'Nam we
have lived in Virginia Beach, Virginia, then San Diego, California, Honolulu, Hawaii, back
to Virginia Beach, and finally back to Honolulu. It was during my first tour in
Honolulu that I began my second career, in Radio and Television. I will be retiring
from the military in two years and plan on continuing my career in radio full time.
We would love to hear from any of you who will be in Honolulu during the next two years or
would just like to say hello and go over old times.
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