Dillon "Curly" Dennis

Dennis, Dillon "Curly" ROTTERDAM Dillon "Curly" Dennis, 91, of Stoodley Place passed away at Ellis Hospital on August 21, 2013 surrounded by his family. Dillon was a kind and friendly man loved by all who knew him. Dillon was born on August 13, 1922, a son of the late Elmond Shields and Nettie Baumgartner in Maquoketa, Iowa. Dillon served in the United States Coast Guard during World War II. During military leave, he met his beloved wife Gloria in Times Square and they were married on January 19, 1947; a loving marriage that lasted 66 years. Dillon loved the outdoors, gardening, fishing, camping and playing horseshoes. He bowled in many leagues throughout the years and enjoyed Florida in the winter months. He was a coach for Carman Little league baseball and St. George's basketball team. He would always lend a helping hand to his sons during their home improvement projects through the years. Dillon especially loved spending time with his children, grandchildren and great- grandchildren. Dillon was a member of St. George Episcopal Church and the GE Quarter Century Club. Dillon is survived by his wife, Gloria (Mandel) Dennis; sons, Daniel R. (Ellen) Dennis of Rotterdam, Donald E. (Christine) Dennis of East Berne, and David R. (Karen) Dennis of Rotterdam Junction. Dillon also is survived by his grandchildren, Daniel R. (Laurie) Dennis Jr. of Niskayuna, Kelly (Justin) Doolittle of Binghamton, Dr. Kathleen (Corey) Vest of Naperville Ill., Jennifer (David) Kulczyckyj of Baskenridge N.J., Crystal (Mike) Pettinato of Manhattan, Amanda Dennis of Yorktown, Andrew (Jennifer) Dennis and Autumn Dennis of Rotterdam Jct. and five great-grandchildren, Kyle Vest and Connor Vest, Jocelyn Kulczyckyj, Riley Doolittle and Lucy Pettinato. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Judith (Harry) Sansone of Loudonville; one stepbrother, Glenn "Red" Henton of Maquoketa; nieces, nephews and many friends. In accordance to Dillon's wishes, all services are private. Memorial contributions may be made to a .



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Published in Albany Times Union on Aug. 23, 2013