Dale Lisi, age 85, of Alexandria, Virginia passed away on Tuesday, October 4, 2022.  He is survived by his children, Margaret, Dale, and Catherine; grandchildren, Amrita, Shoham, Joseph, and Michael; sister Ursula, and brothers Fred and Arthur.

Dale was born in Janesville, Wisconsin.  He attended college at the University of Maryland. After graduation he began teaching biology at Thomas Edison High School in Fairfax County, where he met his wife of 52 years, Carol. He contributed to the science department as well as coaching baseball, football, and soccer, and volunteered for the after school recreation department.

Dale had a strong sense of community responsibility. After retirement, he returned to teaching as a long term substitute at several local schools where there was a need for experienced teachers.  An experienced mason and carpenter, he was willing to assist anyone needing help with a project.  Later, he devoted his time to helping raise his grandchildren and volunteered his own time at preschools and elementary schools.   Beloved grandfather, his grandchildren will remember the walks, dinners, and trips to the park.

Funeral Service Broadcast 17/10/2022 10:30 am

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Mass of Christian Burial: October 17, 2022 10:30 am

Good Shepherd Catholic Church
8710 Mount Vernon Highway
Alexandria, VA 22309


Committal Service: October 17, 2022 1:00 pm

Mount Comfort Cemetery
6600 S. Kings Highway
Alexandria, VA 22306


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  1. I was and still am , a close friend to his daughters. I can only remember, Mr Lisi being so funny .. One time I came over , and he had taken the kitchen cabinets doors off , to sell to a client down the street .. And one cabinet was on the floor and, he happened to be on the ground behind it ,and then opened the doors and said , well Hello … and for heavens sake I will miss him and his Antics.

  2. Both Carol and Dale will always have a special place in our hearts. The boys will forever remember Mr Lisi bringing Joseph and Michael out to play with them, his Slurpie deliveries, his bags of chocolate and his smile and wave hello whenever he passed by. They were both wonderful people and will be missed on Karl Road by all of is who knew them. Sending love and peace and prayers- Glen, Kendra, Benjamin, Luke and Zack Chambers

  3. My science teacher at Edison, he could tell I wasn’t ‘all in’ in his class; he made it so I could do extra credit projects in order to finish strong. He was likable, funny and had a great demeanor. May he Rest In Peace.

  4. As an Edison Class of 1981 alumni I had Mr Lisi in 10th grade. He graded our class on a curve, thank goodness. One thing he said was, “if you don’t remember anything else, remember to compare and contrast”. And I have.
    I’ll be stopping by his finally resting place, when I visit my parents’, at Mount Comfort.
    He made a difference 🙏
    Jean (Watts) Mallory

  5. I had great memories of Mr. Lisi being a wonderful science teacher, even though I struggled in the subject. He made it interesting and challenged us. Sending condolences to the family and may he rest in peace.

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