Richard Allen Gale, 83, of Locust Lane in Vineyard Haven died on Sunday, March 16, at Mass. General Hospital in Boston. He was the beloved companion of Nancy Tesch and the father of Lynne Silva, Richard B. Gale, Raymond Gale and Leigh Reynolds and brother of Betty Cottle and Robert Gale. A graveside service will be officiated by the Rev. Richard Rego on Friday, March 21 at 2 pm in the Lambert's Cove Cemetery in West Tisbury. Visiting hours will be held in the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road, Oak Bluffs on Thursday, March 20 from 5 to 7 pm. Donations may be made to the Vasculitis Foundation, PO Box 28660, Kansas City, MO 64188-8660. Visit ccgfuneralhome.com for online guest book and information. A full obituary will appear in a future edition of The Times.