Dale Cochren Trask

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Dale Cochren Trask

July 04, 1957 - November 11, 2018

Brewer and Swampscott, Mass. Dale Cochren Trask, 61, of Brewer, ME, and Swampscott, MA, died peacefully surrounded by his family on November 11, 2018.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Virginia Tosney Trask; son, Conor and his wife, Emily, of Brookline; and daughter, Gillian of Swampscott; son of Bourke C. Trask and his wife, Esther O'Brien Trask, of Bangor, ME; brother of Stephen B. Trask of Salem, MA; and predeceased by his mother, Arilla Whitehead Trask.
Dale was a much-loved and cherished husband, father, son, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend.
Born on July 4, 1957 in Washington, D.C., Dale was a 1975 graduate of Brewer High School and attended the University of Maine at Orono graduating in 1979 with a BA in business administration, followed by an MBA in finance from Babson College.
An avid runner, Dale was an oft-recognized fixture with his dogs by his side on the Marblehead Rail Trail. Dale was a gardener and painter who loved the outdoors. He was also a natural athlete: marathoner, skier, tennis player, golfer, ocean kayaker, and a lover of hiking on Mount Katahdin.
Dale worked for many years as a consultant to the biomedical industry and often traveled extensively to China, Europe, and Russia, and when possible, would bring his children along to share the experience.
A celebration of Dale's life will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Solimine Funeral Home at 67 Ocean Street (Rte. 1A) Lynn, MA.
A graveside service in Charleston, ME, will be announced in the spring of 2019.
Donations in loving memory of Dale may be made to the Massachusetts General Hospital ARMS program, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114, or to the NEADS Program for Service Dogs, 305 Redemption Rock Trail, Princeton, MA 01541.
Published on November 19, 2018
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Rodney L. Hanscom
Dec 09, 2018
Very much saddened by this news, Bourke. Dale was a highly regarded Brewer High School classmate of my youngest brother Ken. My memory of Dale dates from over 25 years ago, when I was invited to join the two of you for the back nine at PVCC. I liked him instantly; he was genial, conversant, and obviously a very competent golfer. You were justifiably proud of your son, and I am very sorry for your loss.
Barry Spofford
Dec 01, 2018
Good man. Sorry for your loss.
Brian McCrea
Nov 22, 2018
To Steve and Bourke and all the Trask family. I am so sorry to hear of Dale's passing and your loss. Such a great guy. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Beverly Blackwell
Nov 21, 2018
To the Trask family, we are so sorry for your loss. No parent ever expects their kids to go before them. It”s terribly sad when they do. Be assured our love and prayers are with you. Bev and Gareth.