In Memory

Dennis W. Dean

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10/25/16 11:21 PM #1    

Jon Admin

Dennis W. Dean, age 66 of Middleport, entered into rest on Monday, October 24, 2016 at Sister's Hospital in Buffalo. Born October 16, 1950 in North Tonawanda, Dennis is the son of the late Arthur J. and Ruth M. (Wilkes) Dean.
Dennis graduated from Williamsville High School. He married Cheryl Vogt September 18, 1982. Dennis enjoyed his horses, working on the computer and helping people fix their computers. He loved music and used to be the lead singer of the band "Houston".
Dennis had worked at the House of Windows in Wheatfield and Imperial Fence in Wheatfield.
Surviving Dennis is his loving wife, Cheryl and daughter, Sara (Sean) Olejniczak. He is the brother of Sally (Dean) June and uncle of: Amy, Kara and Becky.
Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 11:00 AM from the Sherrie-Bream Funeral Home, 4521 Main Street, Gasport.
In lieu of flowers, memorials appreciated to: SPCA and EquiStar.
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10/26/16 10:34 AM #2    

Bill Dougherty

I'm sorry to hear this sad news. Dennis and I were close friends in the two year after graduation but lost touch with each other after I moved away. We had some great times together.

Bill Dougherty

10/26/16 11:10 AM #3    

Brad Onasch

Wow, just yesterday I was talking to someone about high school dances and the local group including Dennis.

So many fond memories, I miss so many people from those interesting days, they've had more of an impact on me than they will ever know.

Rest in peace Dennis.

Health and happiness to all, Brad Onasch

10/26/16 12:07 PM #4    

Charles B. Eller

I'm so sad to hear this news about Dennis!  Although I hadn't been in touch with him since high school, I have some great memories of the gigs that I did with Dennis during our "Happy Underwear" years, including a few that would have given Jim Morrison a run for his money.  He was a fun loving guy, and I'm very sorry for this huge loss to his family. 

10/26/16 02:15 PM #5    

Mellen Monaghan (Reckman)

My heartfelt sympathies to Dennis' wife

and his daughter Sara and all his family 

He was a fun loving guy and I sure remember

the School dances with "Happy Underwear "

Glad he kept up with the music :)

Lots of great memories from those days!

Have been in Cincinnati,OH since college 

but so fondly remember my WHS days!

what a great profile picture of Dennis

He looked happy and full of life! 

Love to all he left behind❤️

Mellen Monaghan Reckman

10/27/16 01:45 PM #6    

Dennis C. Newkirk

I attended the memorial service for Dennis this morning.  Like many of you, I also lost contact with Dennis after graduation, but during our high school years, we were very close.  After reading the obituary, I was flooded with memories of all of the great times we had together.  Playing guitar (or at least trying to), in Happy Underwear with Dennis, Chuck Eller, John Chynoweth and Dave Miller remains one of my fondest memories.  We had a blast.  Dennis, I hope you found peace and great happiness in your much too short lifetime.


10/29/16 08:43 AM #7    

William A. DeLuca

So sorry to hear the loss of another member of our class, RIP my friend. 

10/30/16 12:44 PM #8    

James Endres (Endres)

Sorry to hear, memories of the band, dances, you will be missed.

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