Stan died peacefully in the hospital on Friday, June 8,
2007, with Janet and other family members at his side. As he passed,
Stan was able to acknowledge an angel shower by his loved ones. Stan's
health had been compromised by cancer and other health issues the last
couple of years of his life. There was a celebration of his life in San
Francisco, on June 25, 2007, attended by over 1000 people. A DVD of the
presentation was lovingly created, and you can order it here. There were also regional celebrations around the world.
The flame of his love will burn eternally in the thousands
upon thousands of people's hearts who have been touched, either by Stan
directly or by the beautiful workshops that he founded and are now part
of his legacy. HAI is still alive and well and will continue to
flourish as Stan wished.
About Stan Dale's Life
An article on Stan Dale's life originally appeared in Passionate Living Magazine
in 1993 and was reprinted in the Jan/Feb 2004 issue of the
HAI Community Journal. It contains many photos and fond remembrances of
his years on the radio and the beginnings of the HAI workshops. You can
read it here.
Stan Dale was a Transactional Analyst, educator, workshop facilitator
and author. A New Yorker by birth, Dr. Dale spent 19 years in Chicago,
where he originated and hosted the first ever psychological-based
call-in talk show. Prior to that he was the announcer/narrator on radio
for The Lone Ranger, Sergeant Preston of the Yukon, and The Green Hornet, and for a brief period was the voice of The Shadow.
Stan also served with the US Army in Korea. Among his experiences
during that time, was residing for a few months in Japan, at an
authentic, traditional geisha house. It was there where Stan truly
learned the meaning of service and was able to see a new meaning out of
things as simple as a stone. After his tour of duty, Stan received a
commendation and Ribbon of Meritorious Service.
more than 20 years after his arrival in San Francisco, Stan was the
host of several radio talk shows on KGO, KSFO, and K101. He also
appeared on several television shows including Donahue, Oprah, Joan Rivers, Geraldo, Sally Jessy Raphael and CNBC’s Real Sex. Stan authored two books, Fantasies Can Set You Free and My Child, My Self: How to Raise the Child You Always Wanted to Be, and he is featured in the best selling books Chicken Soup for the Soul and Bridges to Heaven, among others.
Dale had advanced degrees in psychology and sociology from Roosevelt
University, Chicago and the Illinois Institute of Applied Psychology.
He received his Doctorate in Human Sexuality from The Institute for the
Advanced Study of Human Sexuality in San Francisco where he was Adjunct
Professor of Behavioral Studies in Human Sexuality. Dr. Dale has been
on the faculties of Loyola University, Mundelein College in Chicago,
and Sonoma State University in Cotati, California. He was a frequent
lecturer at many colleges and universities in California and elsewhere,
including China's Shandong and Beijing Universities, where he was a
visiting professor. He also addressed a wide variety of service and
civic organizations, social clubs, churches, high school and junior
high school campuses, and corporations.
1968, Dr. Dale created The Human Awareness Institute. Since then more
than 75,000 people have attended the Institute's workshops and seminars
in various parts of the United States, Russia, Europe, Australia and
Japan. Stan Dale was one of only 10 worldwide recipients of the prized Mahatma Gandhi Peace Medallion for his selfless commitment to the cause of world peace, humanity and brotherhood. He was also presented with the Humanitarian of the Year award from the Ethical Humanists of Chicago and has received the Distinguished Member award of Who's Who Worldwide.
There are some wonderful tributes to Stan on the web, including these: