Dennis James Biodrowski first saw the light of day June 27, 1940, in Gary, Ind. He passed away Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. Graveside service: 11 a.m. Thursday, Shannon Rose Hill Cemetery with visitation at 10 a.m. Dennis was the second son born to first generation Polish-American, Joseph Biodrowski, and his wife, Corabelle Matthews. He was an All-State half-back in high school with multiple scholarship offers. Having chosen Memphis State University, he excelled in football as tight-end being inducted into the Memphis State University Hall of Fame. He continued his career playing five seasons in the National Football League for the Kansas City Chiefs from 1963 to 1967. Dennis played in the 1966 AFL Championship game as well as Super Bowl I. After retiring from football, Dennis met and married the love of his life, Donna Harris, on June 24, 1977, in Texas. During their 37-year marriage, the pair traveled the world creating a lifetime of wonderful memories. Dennis was a kind, generous man who enriched the lives of those he touched. He was a devoted husband, a proud father of four sons and an awesome grandfather. Dennis had a quick wit and captivating smile. Family was most important. Dennis was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Donald and Edwin. Survivors: His wife, Donna; sons, Scott, Kirk, Clint, Drew; brother, Joe; grandchildren, Alex, Timmy, Sophie, Drake, Nolan, Cale, Cara.
Published in Star-Telegram on Oct. 22, 2014.