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Dennis William Menton


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Dennis William Menton Obituary
Dennis William Menton

AGE: 91 • Orlando, FL

Dennis William Menton, 91, passed away on Saturday, December 12, 2015 in Orlando, Florida after a valiant battle with Alzheimer's Disease.

Born in Wilmington, Delaware on November 6, 1924, he came of age at 19 to serve his beloved country during World War II in the United States Navy. His service continued for 31 years. One of the original Underwater Demolition Team (UDT) members, his team, and teams like his unit, paved the way across the South Pacific aiding the United States Marines and Army take back many island from Japan. Dennis continued to serve in combat situations during the Korean War and two tours in Vietnam. He was awarded the Bronze Star with combat V attachment, the Presidential Unit Citation, the Navy Unit Citation, the Vietnamese Gallantry Cross, the Vietnam Service Medal, and the Good Conduct award ten times.

Following his retirement from the Navy, Dennis worked for Orlando Utilities as a construction supervisor until retiring in 1989. He was a proud Master Mason and member of Eola Lodge 207 F & AM.

Dennis was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth J. Menton; his brothers, Richard and Joseph; and his sisters, Theresa, Gertrude, Marie and Elizabeth.

Dennis is survived by his brother, Francis and sister-in-law, Carmelita; his step-son, Arthur and daughter-in-law, Gwen; four grandchildren; niece, Sarah Zwerenz and other loving nieces and nephews; and cousins.

A service in honor of Dennis will be held at the Doherty Funeral Home, 1900 Delaware Avenue, Wilmington on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 10:30AM.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Dennis may be made to , PO Box 1893, Memphis, TN 38101-9950 or Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

"Smooth Sailing, Chief!"

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Published in The News Journal from Dec. 17, 2015 to Jan. 3, 2016
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