Andrew Dennis

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Andrew Dennis, age 87, passed away on Sunday, February 17, 2013 at his residence, surrounded by his family. He was born on April 8, 1925 in Canonsburg, Pa., to the late Andrew Dennis Sr. (Denys) and Helen Lemish Dennis. He graduated Suma Cum Laude from Cochranton High School, Cochranton, Pa. Andrew served in the Merchant Marines, after WWII, and was formerly employed as a maintenance man at the Sarah A. Reed Retirement Center, the Erie County Edmund L. Thomas Adolescent Center, and the Paint Department of the Boston Store. He was a blue ribbon winner at the North East, Waterford and Wattsburg Fairs, for many years, and enjoyed farming and fishing. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sisters, Helen Dennis, Mary Jane Dennis, Ruth Dennis, Dorothy Dennis Shook; brothers, Paul Dennis, Charles Dennis, Raymond Dennis, Frank Dennis; and son-in-law, Duane Hurlbert. Andrew is survived by his wife of 58 years, Shirley Ann Sowers Dennis; children, Deborah Lynette Hurlbert of Howard, Ohio, Wendell James and wife Marya Woldering Dennis of Bowie, Md., David Lee and wife Ruth Greto Dennis of North East, Pa.; grandchildren, Rev. Philip and wife Danita Sheffer Hurlbert of North Royalton, Ohio, Justin and wife Laura Brooks Hurlbert of Sunbury, Ohio, Allison Dennis of Bowie, Md.; great-grandchildren, Kalyn, Aubrey and Joel Hurlbert; sisters, Evelyn Dennis Graham of Hazelton, Pa., Anna Mae Miller of Meadville, Pa.; brother, John and wife Niclen Wertz Dennis of Raleigh, N.C.; sister-in-law, Donna Ervin Dennis, Cochranton, Pa. Friends are invited to visit at the Lamb of God Lutheran Church, 606 E. 38th Street, Erie, PA 16504 on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to noon and attend the Celebration of Life service at noon. Pastor Bernard Bischoff of the Lamb of God Lutheran Church and Rev. Philip Hurlbert of the State Road Community Church of the Nazarene, North Royalton, Ohio, will be officiating. Private interment will be at the North East Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Lamb of God Lutheran Church, 606 E. 38th St., Erie, PA 16504, Community Nursing Services of North East Hospice, 7 Park St., North East, PA 16428, Ketchum's Korner, 23 Clinton Street, North East, PA 16428. Arrangements are under the direction of the William D. Elkin Funeral Home, 65 South Lake Street, North East. Please send condolences to www.elkinfh.com.

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Published in the Erie Times-News on Feb. 19, 2013
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