Dennis Earl Nearing, 72, beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle and brother, of 580 Dolphine Drive, El Paso, Texas, passed away Tuesday (May 20, 2014) in El Paso.
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Born Aug. 9, 1941, in Bradford, he was a son of the late Robert J and M. Pauline Anderson Nearing. On Nov. 2, 1991, he married Martha Simons Nearing.
He served in the U.S. Army and worked as an elevator safety inspector until his retirement.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Lincoln, Melinda and Piper; grandchildren, Brandon Davis and Payton Mook; a brother, Robert G. (Janet) Nearing; a nephew, Eric (Barbara) Nearing and their children, Kyle and Matthew; two nieces, Victoria (Randall) Haight, their children, Kara and Graham, Cynthia (Stafford) Townsend and their children, Sarah and Sydney; stepgrandchildren, Wesley (Angie), Kaygan, Cheyanne, David, Shannon, Kyle and Jeremy; stepgreat-grandchildren, Bianca and McKenzie; three brothers-in-law, and their wives and several cousins.
Friends are invited to call from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., 33 South Ave., where funeral services will be held at noon with Mark Briggs officiating. Burial with full military honors accorded by the John Gertsch Memorial Lodge in Warren will follow in Willow Dale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to the John Gertsch Memorial Lodge #77, Box 846, Warren, PA 16365; to a
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com.
Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
33 South Avenue
Bradford, PA 16701
Published in The Bradford Era from June 24 to July 1, 2014