Dorlando Steven Gale, 48, of Winchester, VA passed away Tuesday, September 29, 2020, at his home.
Dorlando was born in 1971 in Columbus, OH, the only child of George and Kristina Gale. He was a graduate of East Moor High School, Class of 1990 and continued his education at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, earning an Associate’s degree. Dorlando was previously employed as a Deputy Sheriff in Ohio, until moving to Winchester where he worked in retail. In 2010 he was named the Best New Poet of the Year by the American Poet Society. His poetry and music has touched many around the world. Dorlando found the Lord at a very young age and for the past ten years has been a part of Men of Courage, teaching ministries to young people. A loyal and devoted son, uncle, and friend that will be missed.
Surviving with his parents are many loving friends, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins. He is also survived by a longtime brother, Toby Johnson.
A memorial service will be conducted at a later date in Columbus, Ohio. Arrangements are being handled by Omps Funeral Home, Amherst Chapel.