Michigan Remembers 9‑11

Brian Paul Dale, 43; a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, was a senior consultant with Price Waterhouse.  Dale oversaw the legal and accounting activities at Blue Capital Management, the investment firm he co-founded. His job often required him to travel for business purposes. He was on American Flight 11.  

THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE Published on September 10, 2011, Local victims of 9/11 have not been forgotten, BY CAROL WATERLOO FRAZIER

Brian Paul Dale was among 81 passengers and 11 crew members on American Airlines Flight 11. He was on his way from Boston to Los Angeles when the plane was crashed into the World Trade Center. He had missed an earlier flight to the West Coast after a business trip; he rescheduled and had a seat aboard the doomed plane.

Born Oct. 23, 1957, Dale was the son of Mary Steimer Dale and the late Earl Dale and grew up in North Huntingdon Township. He was a student at Immaculate Conception School in Irwin and a 1976 graduate of Norwin High School where he was his valedictorian. He graduated magna cum laude from Dartmouth College in 1980, where he earned the nickname “Hulk” playing tight end for the football team. In 1981 he received an MBA from Dartmouth’s Amos Tucki School of Business. Ten years later he received his juris doctor degree from the University of Michigan.

Prior to co-founding Blue Capital Management LLC, a New York City-based investment firm, he worked for the Kirkpatrick and Lockhart law firm in Pittsburgh and was a former certified public accountant with Price Waterhouse in Pittsburgh, Washington and New York.

Dale and his family lived in Warren, N.J., 10 years ago, but his wife Louanne Baily and their children returned to her hometown of Mt. Lebanon. They were married in November 1996 and have three children Jacob Earl, who was 3 at the time, and 1-year-old twins Russell and Rachel.

His wife and children aren’t the only ones impacted by his death. So were his siblings Kevin Dale, who at the time was a commander in the U.S. Coast Guard in Norfolk, Va., and Lauren Dale Rice as well as his other relatives. The family had a chance to be together that year when Dale was home in July for a 25th class reunion, and in August spent time vacationing with his family for two weeks in the Adirondacks.