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Obituary for ROBERT D. DENNIS

ROBERT DEVEREUX DENNIS passed away on August 17, 2018 at the age of 92. A lifetime resident of the Greater Cleveland area, he was a member of the Bay Presbyterian Church for 61 years. Bob was an Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineer in his work career after graduating from Cleveland Heights High School, then attending college at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Tufts University, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he found time to play on the lacrosse team. Later in life he returned to school at Baldwin Wallace University where he earned his MBA degree. He was a US Navy Veteran. He worked for several companies including Lear Romec, Lear Siegler, Nelson Stud Welding, TRW, and others. He also was active in numerous community activities, including Indian Guides, serving as Scoutmaster of the Boy Scouts, and as a Little League Baseball Coach mentoring his three sons and others. Another favorite activity was participation building homes for Habitat for Humanity, both in the Cleveland area and on mission trips to Guatemala and Honduras. He was preceded in death by his first wife Gladys Washer Dennis in 1980. Left to cherish his memory are his sons James (Linda) of Oakwood, Ohio; Scott (Debora) of Avon Lake, Ohio; Steven (Linda) of The Woodlands, Texas; grandchildren David (Natalie), Alan Robert, Madison, Kyle (Beth), and Lori Wiggs (Carson); great grandchildren Ella, Brooke, and Kyle Steven; sister Mary Kundrat (William-deceased); second wife Joanne Gerhart, her children David Furry (Debbie), Carol DeBlois and several step children. Visitation will be at the McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME OF WESTLAKE, 25620 Center Ridge Rd., (West of Columbia Rd.) on Friday, August 24, 2018 from 9:30-11:00 a.m. Services will be at Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m. burial to follow at Lakewood Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either Bay Presbyterian Church or Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cleveland. The family wishes to thank the staff of Brookdale Westlake Village and O’Neill Skilled Nursing of Bay Village for their kindness and care of Bob.

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9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
McGorray-Hanna Funeral Home of Westlake

25620 Center Ridge Road
Westlake, OH 44145





11:00 AM
McGorray-Hanna Funeral Home of Westlake

25620 Center Ridge Road
Westlake, OH 44145

Cemetery Details


Lakewood Park Cemetery

22025 Detroit Road
Rocky River, OH 44116

Memorial Contribution

Bay Presbyterian Church

25415 Lake Rd. at Columbia
Bay Village, OH 44140

Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity

2110 West 110th St.
Cleveland, Ohio 44102

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