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Dennis W. DeForest

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Dennis W. DeForest

Chesterfield - Dennis passed away peacefully on September 26th, 2018 at the age of 69. Dennis is survived and very much missed by his wife, Linda, daughters, Tamara DeForest and Erica Musa, son Scott DeForest, son-in law Saliba Musa, grandchildren Jacob and Saliba Junior, brother David & Claudia Preston, sister Karen Gotts, Sister-in-law Carol & Larry Thibert & brother-in-law Robert & Mary Kozlowski, and many nieces, cousins, and friends. He is predeceased by his parents Garland and Emma DeForest. Dennis was born in Detroit on April 10th, 1949. He graduated from Fitzgerald and received an Associates Degree in Fixture Design from MCCC. He served in the U.S. Air Force from '69-'73; from '70-'71, he was a Weapons Mechanic at Phan Rang Air Base in Vietnam. After his service, he worked in Tool&Fixture design as a Design Leader. He and Linda married in 1971. Together they raised their three children and were married 47 years. Dennis loved baseball and music - he was a lifelong Detroit Tigers fan and an avid guitar player. Most of all, he was a devoted husband and father, and loved his family and friends. A memorial service followed by burial will be held at 1:00pm Saturday, October 6th, at Christian Memorial Cemetery in Rochester Hills. Family friend Pat Dery will officiate. Arrangements made by Gendernalik Funeral Home.

Published in The Detroit News & Detroit Free Press on Oct. 4, 2018
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