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July 16, 2018

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January 31, 2018
He was a kind, quiet man and he talked about ice skating but there was no mention of this sport in his obituary. He was our family eye doctor and I wish I had known more about him. We will miss him. I liked the part about no TV.
November 8, 2017
On behalf of the Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University, we send our condolences to the entire family. Dennis was a member of our MCO family and will be dearly missed.
November 6, 2017
So sad to hear, he was a kind hearted person. I'm sorry for your loss.
October 26, 2017
To all of Dennis's friends and family,
I knew Dennis in another time and another life when we were roommates in Berkeley. I was fortunate to meet Ralph and Naomi and share some meals and many conversations. Dean even made it to the old Russell Street house at least once, and he shared stories about living in New York City in a scarier time.
The last time we spoke was 23 years or so ago, when I was living in Boston and looking for a summer job and Dennis encouraged me to come to Michigan and teach English to migrant children with him. I think I found a newspaper job instead.
When thinking of Dennis, it is his keen intelligence and quirky wit that come to mind. I remember him going back to Cal and kicking butt in all the science classes that were populated with many younger Asian students. He really made it look easy. And he made a lot of other things look easy as well -- his grace on the basketball court, his willingness to help change the clutch on a 1960 Ford pickup, to eat at least three burritos at a sitting, etc. He did balk at dressing up in drag, but was happy to wield a whip in a photo for a party flier.
When I see he lived without a TV, and volunteered in Haiti, I just shake my head and think, "that's Dennis." He was a man who followed his heart, and touched many others without a lot of effort.
We will miss you my old friend, and I'm sorry I did not get to say goodbye, but please know that I will always think of those days on Russell Street with genuine fondness, and the realization that I was lucky man for having shared that time with you.