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Dennis, Michael
Michael Dean Dennis died at his home on the 28th of April, 2016, at the age of 57. Michael is survived by his wife, Diane Dennis; his daughters, Ashley Head, Mandi Dennis and Emma Dennis; his step-sons Christopher Male and Timothy Male; his brother Tom Dennis and his sister Elizabeth Dennis; and his eight grandchildren: Sedona, Paris, Sierra, Jeramiah and Gladriel Voliva, William Mayo, Aubrey Male and the expected Henry Jarnagin. Michael is preceded in death by his mother Joyce Anne Longfellow (Ware); his father Homer Dean Dennis and his daughter Phoenix Marie Voliva. Michael was born on the 22nd on March 1959 in Downey, CA. He grew up mostly in California and Honolulu, where he gained his love for the Hawaiian Islands. He graduated in 1977 from Villa Park High School (CA), where he was an offensive guard and kicker for the successful Spartan football team. He honorably served our nation in the U.S. Army from 1977-1981, including two years on the front line of the Cold War as a tanker in Germany. At Wells Fargo he was a dedicated operations processor for 20 years. He graduated in 2010 with a General Associate of Arts degree and took numerous college courses in pursuit of his creative passions. Michael was an accomplished musician and talented song writer. He loved traveling with his beloved wife, Diane. He had a gifted eye in the art of photography. His hard work and generosity will persist beyond death and will provide a strong example of leadership for generations to come. He will be missed beyond words. A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, May the 7th from 10 am - 12 pm at Melcher Chapel of the Roses, 43 S. Stapley Dr., Mesa, AZ 85204. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Michael's Life.
Published in The Arizona Republic on May 7, 2016
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