Mr. Denis Edward Reen, 64, of Adamstown, died Sunday, March 24, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Kathleen Reen.|
Born October 26, 1948 in Washington, DC, he was the son of the late Jeremiah J. and Ann T. Shalvey Reen.
Denis served in the Vietnam War with "Lima" CO, 3rd BN 5th Marines, 1969, and received two Purple Hearts. He modeled for Frederick E. Hart's "The Three Servicemen Statue." He was a teacher for 29 years at the Maryland School of the Deaf.
Well known throughout the community, Denis was a second generation Company of Military Historians member, and active in the 1st MD Black Hats NSSA 50 year member, 2ndMDCoEFifeand Drum, Potomac Field Music, 1st MD Rev War, Shangri-La Marine Corps League, Shanty Irish Band, AOH, Founding Member of St. Ignatius and Men's Choir, VVA, VFW Lifetime Member Falls Church, VA Post 9274, and DAV Lifetime Member.
In addition to his wife, Denis is survived by five children, Ann Massey and husband, Tim, of Georgetown, TX; Thomas Reen and wife, Leslie of Frederick; Jeremiah Reen of Frederick; Elizabeth Whidbee and husband, Ty, of Richmond, Va; and Matthew Reen of Frederick; and six grandchildren, Jacqueline Massey, Kathrine Massey, Cameron Whidbee, Colin Whidbee, Riley Reen and Owen Reen.
Denis also is survived by his brother, Jeremy Reen and wife, Sandy, of Richmond; his sister, Debbi Jenkins and hus- band, Steve, of Aurora, CO; three brothers-in-law, Jay Slovick of Dumfries, VA; Frank McConville and wife, Judy, of Tampa, FL; and Ted McConville and wife, Lori, of Gatesville, TX; and six nieces and nephews, Shannon and Rory Reen; and Samantha, Danny, Jonathan, and Madison McConville.
In addition to his parents, he was pre- deceased by his twin sister, Denyse Slovick; a nephew, Christopher McConville; and two brothers-in-laws, Tommy and Bobby McConville.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, April 1, 2013 at Stauffer Funeral Homes, P.A., 1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick. A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 12 noon on Tuesday, April 2 at St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Church, 4103 Prices Distillery Road, Ijamsville, MD 21754. Officiating will be Father Michael J. Jendrek.
Interment will be private.
If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 1120 G. Street NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005.
Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.stauffer funeralhome.com
Published Online in The Frederick News-Post on Mar. 28, 2013