- January 12, 1943 - March 21, 2009
- North Troy, Vermont
of Dennis' Passing
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“My memories of my good friend Denny are many. The many chess games we played back in '63 & '64; the many trips we made to Lake Erie to swim in the...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Michael Schwind - Fremont, OH
“We knew Dennis when he lived in Vt. I will never forget the fun fishing trips we took and the one New Years party we celebrated at his home in Jay. ...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Betty and Vic - Aynor, SC
“Joellen and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. We are truley sorry for your loss.
3 of 11 | Posted by: Carla Russell & Sandra Shade - OH
I am so sorry to hear of Denny's passing I had been meaning to get in touch with him since our last clase reunion. Just to let him know...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: John Livingston - Pearblossom, CA
“I am very sorry for the loss on your brother. He was a great friend and shipmate for many years. Dennis was a pleasure to sail with, always happy,...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Kerry Fitzpatrick - Duxbury, MA
“JoJo & Ken,
So sorry to hear that Dennis has passed away,my first thought was when we played football behind Soup Campbell's house on Kroft St.We...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Phil Fox - Galion, OH
“JO AND KEN,
IT HAS BEEN MANY YEARS SINCE I HAVE SEEN DENNY, BUT MY MEMORIES ARE FULL OF ALL THE FUN WE HAD BUILDING OUR TANKS IN THE GARAGE(OUR CLUB...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: BILL HERSHNER - BRADENTON, FL
“We got to launch his boat but never got to go fishing together. Who knows what kind of fishing is still in his future. Please accept our deepest...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Ed JWEohanessen - Fort White, FL
“Ken, Jo, & family,
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. God Bless!
9 of 11 | Posted by: Tracy Kruger Griffard - Orcutt, CA
“Jo and Ken,
We are so sorry to learn of Denny's death. He was such a pistol! and will be missed. Please know that you are in our thoughts during this...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Lisa Dye Hoffman - GALION, OH
“We offer our sympathy on the loss of your brother.
11 of 11 | Posted by: Gene and JO Haas - Galion, OH
Dennis R. Popa, 66, of Stevens Mills Drive, North Troy, VT died Saturday, March 21, 2009 at Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL.
Denny was born in Galion on January 12, 1943 to the late Joseph and Nellie (Day) Popa.
He had lived in Vermont for the past 15 years having moved from New Port Richey, FL. He retired in 1999 after working in the U. S. Merchant Marine for the previous 25 years. He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy having served during the Vietnam War. He was a Life Member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion, both of Galion. Denny enjoyed his Appaloosa horses. He was an avid ham radio operator; call letters K8QMC. He loved fishing, so much so, that he summered in Vermont and wintered in Florida so that he could fish the year 'round.
He is survived by his sister JoEllen and Ken Ruehle, Port Clinton, his nephews Marc and Rozani Ruehle, Sunny Isles, FL, Ryan Ruehle, Columbus and his special friend Harriet Johanessen.
The family will receive friends Saturday, April 18, 2009 after 10:00 a.m. at the Mark A. Schneider Funeral Home, Galion, where a Memorial Service will be held at 11:30 AM, with Rev. Neil Gilliland officiating. Full military honors will follow, conducted by the U. S. Navy and the Galion/Crestline veterans groups. Interment for the family will be in Fairview Cemetery, Galion.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society , in care of the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made to the family at masfh.com