Dennis was my childhood freind. Despite not seeing him in quite a few years I have never forgotten the times we spent together as I am sure everyone who knew him and spent any amount of time with him will say. When I heard of his death it hit me in my soul. My heart felt as if a piece of it had been taken away for ever and the news has put a shadow across my soul for a few weeks now. Like Dennis, I have a deep and abiding faith in God and from that I have taken a vast amount of comfort. The reality that he now resides with God is the greatest comfort of all. 

I cannot fully comprehend the magnitude of the loss his wife and children have to now confront and I pray that they will find peace and comfort over time. Dennis was very proud of his family’s and rightfully so as they are beautiful and will carry his legacy with honor and pride. 

One of the best memories I have of the times I spent with Dennis was swimming off the dock behind his parent’s house. There were many summer days spent swimming and fishing and sharing each others company. His parents and siblings were wonderfully hospitable people who were most welcoming. Those days are long gone but they have never left my memory. I am thankful to have shared them with him and they comfort me now. 

Peace freind. You will be in my heart forever. 

T.S. Deary 

P.A.F.M.