Dennis, 88, of Allendale, NJ passed away peacefully early Friday morning, January 31, 2014. Born in England and came to the US with his family in 1954, settling in Bergenfield/Dumont area for more than 40 years.
A British Navy veteran of World War II
and the Korean War
. He had a successful Painting and Decorating business in Bergen County area for more than 40 Years.
Retired to Colorado Springs , CO with his wife in 1996 to be with family. He then returned to NJ in 2007 to join his daughter Denese in Allendale. He was predeceased by his wife Shirley Smith (1999) and grandson Ryan Morris ( 2012). He is survived by his children, Fredrick (Bing) Smith of Seattle WA, Keith Smith of Colorado Springs, CO, Denese Smith Morris of Allendale and Joanne Smith Buffit also of Allendale.
Grandfather to six, Melanie Arvish, Chris Morris, Ryan Morris, Mark Buffit, Corinne Buffit and Ashley Buffit. Great-grandfather of six, Jeremy and Alyssa Buffit, Joshua and Michael Morris and Emma and Henry Arvish.
Private cremation with a private family service on February 25, 2014. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.