PLATE, Dale F. of Horseheads, NY passed away Wednesday morning, September 2, 2015 at the age of 75. Dale was born on August 19, 1940 in Elmira, NY son of the late Frederick "Ted" and Elsie Freeman Plate. Dale is also predeceased by his daughter Terry; sister Cathy Gardner and long time companion Betty Vonderchek. As well as being a farmer at heart, he worked in construction and masonry positions with various construction agencies. Dale is survived by his son, Jeffrey (Cathy) Plate of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Jeffrey and Bradley Tarr; friend and ex-wife, Alta Plate; sisters, Jeanne Krause, Marjorie Krejcar and Marilyn Plate; many relatives and a host of friends. Relatives and friends are invited to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 from 4PM - 6PM with a time of sharing to follow. He will be laid to rest in Maple Grove Cemetery at the convenience of the family. The family graciously accepts remembrances with donations in Dale's memory to the Horseheads Animal Shelter Emergency Fund, 150 Wygant Rd., Horseheads, NY 14845.