Dale Lindsay

Dale Lindsay    1939-2023

Dale Alton Lindsay, 84, passed away peacefully on October 30 with his wife, Ingrid, at his side.

Dale was born on June 4, 1939, in Erie, Pennsylvania, the son of Dale Alton Lindsay, Sr. and Margaret Julia Frail. Dale and his sister Meg grew up in Greenwich, Connecticut, where at an early age, Dale showed prodigious musical talent. He also excelled at academics and athletics, especially golf. He spent much of his summers at Round Hill Club, where as a teenager he was scoring in the 70s. At 18, Dale became a member of Pine Valley Golf Club, the world’s perennially top-ranked golf course, and he played rounds there for the rest of his life.

Dale attended Phillips Academy Andover and later Yale University, graduating in 1961 with a major in American Studies. At Yale, Dale sang with The Baker’s Dozen and later The Whiffenpoofs, the country’s oldest and best-known collegiate a cappella singing group. Dale was admired for his perfect pitch, and the clarity, empathy and compassion of his voice. His special solos would regularly bring the house down. In his senior year, he was elected to Skull and Bones.

After college, Dale served in the Army National Guard at Fort Dix, New Jersey, and later began a long career in the investment business. He worked at Laird, Drexel Burnham Lambert, and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. He was known for his indomitable work ethic and the close bonds he formed with his clients, many of whom went on to become lifelong friends. While working full-time, Dale went to school at nights at New York University, where he received an MBA.

Despite long hours at work, Dale found time for his passions: piano, skiing and golf. He loved jazz, especially his favorite Bill Evans, and he was just as content playing piano for friends and family as he was spending hours practicing on his own to hone his skills. Dale was a beautiful skier, carving turns with grace and precision, whether in powder or moguls. He was even more accomplished as a golfer. He won two club championships at Round Hill Club and long boasted a near scratch handicap.

Dale was a dedicated, loving and supportive father, and he maintained a close and nurturing relationship with both his children throughout the years. In 2008, Dale married the love of his life, Ingrid Hinckley of Orlean, Virginia. After moving to Orlean, Dale played golf at Fauquier Springs Country Club, was active on the music committee at the Metropolitan Club in Washington, D.C., and attended the weekly gatherings of the Fauquier Club. In recent years, he found great joy in playing piano on a volunteer basis at the Fauquier Health Hospital and at a local nursing home. Dale was passionate about protecting the area’s environment and became an active supporter of the conservation efforts of the Piedmont Environmental Council. He formed a large group of new friends in the area, and he embraced Ingrid’s family, including his new role as a grandfather.

Dale never stopped pursuing his passions. At the age of 63, he was the runner-up of the club championship at The Rockaway Hunting Club, where he was a member for nearly four decades. He continued pursuing perfection in golf, skiing with family in Vail, Colorado, and playing piano every day. Even when his health was not at its best, Dale’s upbeat demeanor did not change, nor did his concern for and support of his family, friends and everyone around him.

Dale is survived by his wife Ingrid Hinckley Lindsay of Orlean, Virginia; son Reed Lindsay of Ketchum, Idaho; daughter Ava Lindsay of New York, New York; sister Margaret Lindsay (husband Gary Fey) of Northampton, Massachusetts; stepdaughter Katherine Hinckley Jenkins (husband Mckay) of Baltimore, Maryland, and their children Steedman and Annalisa; stepdaughter Annalisa Hinckley Savin (husband Adam) of Vail, Colorado, and their children George and Ingrid; stepson Steedman Hinckley (wife Lisa) of Truro, Massachusetts, and their children Freddy and Marley.

A memorial service will take place at The Episcopal Church of Leeds Parish, 4332 Leeds Manor Rd, Markham, VA 22643 on December 9 at 11 a.m. For those who cannot attend, the service will be livestreamed at https://www.facebook.com/leedschurch.

For those who would like to give a gift in Dale’s memory, Dale’s family requests that you consider donating to the Piedmont Environmental Council. Checks can be sent to Piedmont Environmental Council, P.O. Box 460, Warrenton VA 20188 (“in memory of Dale Lindsay” in the memo line), or payments can b