CRA Executive Director Dale Blackwell passes
By Lindsey Anderson20 April 2020
Dale Blackwell, the longtime executive director of the California Rental Association, and owner of Aba Daba Rents, died on April 15 following complications of a traumatic brain injury. The 65-year-old served as the CRA’s executive director for 14 years and was a part of the American Rental Association and its ARAPAC, the organization’s political action committee.
Blackwell is survived by his parents, Gene and Betty; his wife, Victoria; his five children, Kerri Costarella (John), Scott, Jeffrey, Randall (Alison) and Jena; siblings, Bob, Dianne and Christine; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the family will hold a celebration of life on a later date. Donations may be made to the Rental Services Industry Foundation (RSIF) or a local animal shelter in Blackwell’s name.