Dennis F. Wright

GETTYSBURG Dennis F. "Denny" Wright, 64, of Gettysburg, passed away Sunday, June 15, 2014, at his home after a courageous three-year battle with cancer. He was the loving husband of Jacqueline M. (Klunk) Wright, Gettysburg, and together they celebrated 41 years of marriage on May 19. He was born November 1, 1949, in Gettysburg, the son of Ruth V. (Nunemaker) Wright, Gettysburg, and the late John F. Wright. Denny served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was a police officer with the Gettysburg Police Department for 28 years, retiring as a sergeant in 2001. After retiring from the police department, he was a dispatcher for Adams County Electric Company from 2001 to 2013. He was a life member of the Gettysburg Fire Department; a life member of the Adams County Law Enforcement Association; a life member of the National Rifle Association; a longtime member of the Furnace Run Hunting Camp, Clinton County, and was an avid hunter and fisherman. A member of the Hanover Lancer Drum and Bugle Corp, Denny participated in many competitions through the years and was inducted into the Pennsylvania Drum Corp Hall of Fame. In addition to his wife and mother, Denny is survived by his son, Dustin J. Wright, Gettysburg; daughter, Wendy B. Kane and husband John, Gettysburg; half-sister, Bonnie, Gettysburg; and granddaughters, Lily and Aubry Kane, Gettysburg. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 19 at the Peters Funeral Home, 321 Carlisle St., Gettysburg, with the Rev. Laura Haupt officiating. A time to share memories and an opportunity to view will be on Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. and again on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. Burial with full military honors conducted by the Adams County Allied Veterans Honor Guard will be in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens, Gettysburg. Serving as pallbearers will be Alan Morelock, Garry Gourley, Richard Reese, Robert Heims, Scott Klunk and Todd Miller. Contributions in memory of Dennis F. "Denny" Wright may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256. To share memories of Dennis F. "Denny" Wright and view a video tribute, please visit www.petersfuneralhome.com

Funeral Home

Peters Funeral Home - Gettysburg
321 Carlisle Street  Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5815

Published in Evening Sun on June 16, 2014