J. Dale Molander passed away Sept. 3, 2021. Dale was born in Rockford, Ill., April 6, 1935.
After high school he received a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.
He was employed by Sundstrand Aviation and Microswitch (a division of Honeywell) before obtaining a PhD in Business Administration from the University of Washington. Over the course of his 34-year career in academia, Dale taught at the University of Wisconsin -Oshkosh and was Dean of the Schools of Business at Coastal Carolina University in Myrtle Beach, S.C. and Lander University in Greenwood, S.C.
After retiring, Dale and his wife Sandy, moved to Malakoff where they lived for 14 years. Dale was active in Rotary International for over 35 years and served as President of both the Greenwood, S.C. and Cedar Creek Lake Rotary clubs.
He quickly connected with the local Rotary after moving to Acworth, Ga., in 2019. While he was in Texas in addition to Rotary, he served as president of the Cedar Creek Library Board and the Bridgepoint HOA.
He was also on the Malakoff School District’s Foundation Board. Dale enjoyed golf, tennis, boating, travel and playing bridge (especially in his later years).
Dale and Sandy visited more than 40 foreign countries and most of the 50 United States, including Alaska and Hawaii.
Dale is survived by his wife of 60 years Sandy, children Belinda Henschel (Pete) of Dallas and Jon E. (Lori) and Paul D. both of Atlanta, Ga., grandchildren Adam, Jay and Thomas Molander and Erin and Emily Henschel and sister Marilyn Morris of Dallas.
At Dale’s request, there will be no funeral service. Dale wanted a Celebration of Life party instead, which will be planned for the family.
If you wish to honor the memory of Dale, donations may be made to the MOLANDER Faculty Development Fund, an endowment set up by Dale to support faculty development in the College of Business at Lander University, 320 Stanley Ave. Campus Box 6004, Greenwood, S.C. 29649. https://78882.thankyou4caring.org/give/select-your-fund