Dennis S. "Denny" MASSARI
Zabor Funeral Home, Inc. - Parma
5680 Pearl Road
Parma, OH
age 68. Beloved husband of 43 years to Paula (nee Nahory). Loving son of the late Mario and Elia (nee Rondini). Dearest brother of Diane, David (deceased), Linda (Jim), Larry, Tom (Denise), Mark (Angel), and Jim. Dear son in law of James Nahory and Elvera (deceased). Dear brother in law of Diane. Dear uncle, great uncle, and friend to many. Denny was an ornamental plasterer and tradesman for over 40 years. He was a native Clevelander who worked on construction and building but also pursued his passion for music and guitars by rebuilding and restoring them as well. Denny played guitar for over 40 years. He is one of the most beloved musicians in Cleveland due to his ability to welcome other musicians to the stage, his ability to play with others, and encourage others. Denny passed away on Jan. 7. PRIVATE SERVICES WERE HELD. A PUBLIC TRIBUTE WILL BE HELD AT A LATER DATE. To offer condolences please visit

Published by The Plain Dealer from Jan. 13 to Jan. 16, 2022.
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To Paula, Linda and family. Our deepest sympathies. I remember Denny almost like it was yesterday ( highschool). Also remember him sometimes hanging out with my brother Bob, who passed away 2 yrs ago. Steve and I are so sorry for your loss. He was a great guy.
Linda Seminatore (Gaydos)
January 20, 2022
I REALLY loved Denny -- I feel that i have not had enough time to hang with him... His time was cut so short. His skill as a craftsman, was the best-- I'm reminded of the guitar that he made, and that he showed me the last time I visited him, when I came up to Cleveland. It was a grand visit, as well... I hate it when the good guys move away from this plane of existence... Love you Denny,... You take care. -J. Huerta
Jasun Huerta (Husband of Laura Tabor-Huerta)
January 18, 2022
Paula, I am so sorry for your loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Take care of yourself and know he will be your guardian angel.
Megan Ursick (Beatty)
January 17, 2022
Dear Paula, my cousin, like a Sis to me in many ways, I am so very sorry to hear about Denny passing away. He had such a nice smile and a relaxing voice. I am so glad we were able to visit over the years and see him play music several times. He was "young for his years" and I thought we would visit with you all many more times. Hugs & love and you know we are here for you. Love from Laura, Jason & Santiago, your Texas cousins.
Laura Tabor-Huerta
January 14, 2022
Paula I´m so very sorry for your loss. Had the pleasure of not only working with Denny but also calling him a friend !! I´ll never forget the fun and laughter we shared on the job sites and his easy going demeanor always quick with a joke ! I´m quite sure Denny has already started a band in Heaven ( probably blues ) !! Rest In Peace old friend
Billy Nails
January 14, 2022
Denny left a void no one can ever fill. An incredibly talented musician who helped so many people become better musicians by his encouragement. But an even better human being. All of us are better for having known him. He'll be missed more than I can ever express. Paula, my thoughts are with you. I am so very, very sorry for your loss.
Pat Murphy
January 13, 2022
My condolences Paula thru this difficult time.
john beatty
January 13, 2022
Our deepest Condolences for the loss of Denny. He was such a funny sweet talented guy. It was such sad news may he Rest In Peace . Paula our thoughts and prayers are with you
Michael and Deborah Vasey
January 13, 2022
I will miss my grade school buddy
Dennis Harper
January 13, 2022
Sad to see you go Denny. Thank you for all the kindnesses you showed, and the help with guitar too. I had a lot of fun playing a few tunes with you.
January 13, 2022
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