Mass of Christian Burial for Matthew Dengel, 72, of Willoughby, will be 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 37932 Euclid Ave., Willoughby. Final resting place will be at All Souls Cemetery in Chardon Township after the Mass.
The family will receive friends from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, at Davis-Babcock Funeral Home, 4154 Clark Ave., Willoughby.
Mr. Dengel passed away Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, at Briar Hill Health Care Residence in Middlefield.
Born June 19, 1941, in Cleveland, he had lived in Willoughby for the past 41 years.
He was a U.S. Army
veteran and a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. He loved hunting, fishing, golfing and woodworking in his shed.
Mr. Dengel was owner/operator of the former Matt's Gulf Service in Cleveland and also owned Auto Truck Repair in Cleveland.
Survivors are his wife of 48 years, Patricia (Berry) Dengel; son, Tony (Sue) Dengel of Mentor; daughters, Deanna Westfall of Rock Creek, Chrissy Dengel of Willoughby and Roxanne Dengel of Chesnee, S.C.; grandchildren, Anthony, Domenic, Stephen, Stephanie, Ricky, Tyler, Cheyanne, Billy and Kennedy; brothers, John Dengel of Alabama and Frank (Sandy) Dengel of Willoughby Hills; and sister, Dorothy Dengel of Euclid. He also leaves his sister-in-law, Eileen Berry of Willoughby; many nieces and nephews and their families; and his best friends, Tom Kingzett and George Mlachek.
He was preceded in death by his son, Eddie, on July 12, 1984. His parents, John and Frances (Juranko) Dengel; sister, Helen Rasavage; best friend, Joe Balash; and pets, J.C., Blackie and Smoky are also deceased.