Dennis  Runyon

Obituary for Dennis Runyon

April 6, 1950 - June 8, 2021
Avon Lake, Ohio | Age 71

Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, Friend


Dennis L. Runyon, 71 of Avon Lake, OH formerly of Pittsburgh, PA, Louisville, KY, Long Island, NY and Holland, MI peacefully passed away in his home surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, June 8, 2021. He was born April 6, 1950 to parents Walter and Helen (nee Hudie) Runyon in Sewickley, PA.

Dennis received his Executive MBA from Case Western Reserve University and was employed with Eaton Corp for 18 years until he retired as VP of IT Processing in 2006. He was a member of Avon Lake United Church of Christ where he was on the board of trustees. He also volunteered with Eaton's Rev'd Up group, and had served on the boards of University Settlement, United Way and the Access Program at LCCC. He was an avid NASCAR fan, loved the Indians, Pittsburgh Steelers and the Pittsburgh Pirates. He was married to Hilary (nee Stocking) his high school sweetheart and the love of his life for 51 years. He will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his beloved wife Hilary; loving children Kristin Runyon Emerson (Drew) and Dennis Grant Runyon (Kathi); cherished grandchildren Sara "SE", Katie "Kates", Dennis Brandon and Hilary Renee; dear sister Leslie Brady of Raleigh, NC.

He is preceded in death by his parents Walter and Helen (nee Hudie) Runyon.

A private memorial service for the immediate family will be held at a future date.

Memorial contributions may be forwarded to the Avon Lake United Church of Christ 32801 Electric Blvd, Avon Lake, OH 44012 or to the Seidman Cancer Center 11100 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106.

Cremation by Busch Funeral Home. 440.933.3202

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Suggested Memorial Donations

  • Avon Lake United Church of Christ
    32801 Electric Blvd.
    Avon Lake, OH 44012
  • Seidman Cancer Center
    University Hospital, Institutional Relations and Development
    11100 Euclid Ave
    Cleveland, OH 44106

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Busch Funeral and Crematory Services

163 Avon Belden Road
Avon Lake, OH 44012
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