Dennis M. King
1949 - 2021
Castiglia Funeral Home, Inc.
873 Abbott Road
Buffalo, NY
Dennis M. King

On February 16, 2021, the family of Dennis M. King said a loving goodbye to the most colorful among us. He passed away after a brief illness and hospitalization in Williamsville, NY. Born in Jamestown, NY, December 11, 1949, to the late John R. and Madeline (Gavigan) King, he was a resident of Clarence, NY, formerly of California and Elmira.

Dennis leaves behind his sisters Karen (William) Waffner of East Aurora, NY, Kathleen (George) Macko of Naperville, IL, and Christina (William) Poliseo of Littleton, CO, and beloved friend Roberta Yohn of Cheektowaga, NY. Also, loving nieces and nephews: Todd and Jill Waffner , Eric and Jen Waffner, and Kate and Kevin Murphy; Adam and Allina Macko , Tynan and Sarah Macko, and Charles Macko and Taylor Page; Gregory Poliseo, and Emily and Anthony Manzi. He will be missed by great nieces and nephews Ella and Madeline, Simon and Willa, Hanna and Emma, Francesca and Shane, Morgan, Logan and Harley, and Vivian. He is also survived by many King and Gavigan cousins.

Upon graduation from Elmira Free Academy in 1969, Dennis served in the Navy aboard the USS Furse until 1971. After a few years living and working in New York State, he moved to San Jose, CA, where he worked for many years for the Versatec Company. He returned to Elmira in 1998 and was of great help to our aging parents.

Dennis loved his family and all its wonderful memories, the outdoors, sports, and his Irish heritage. He was a proud member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, John M. Lee Division in Elmira, and he volunteered his time at Chemung County Meals on Wheels. He was a super fan of the Bills, the Sabres and the Yankees.

Interment service for Dennis will be at St. Peter and Paul Cemetery in Elmira at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 12, with the Rev. Richard Farrell officiating. McInerny Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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15 Entries
June 10, 2021
So Sorry To Hear About Dennis Passing.. I Knew Him From Here In Elmira..
We Were Neighbors.. He Was A Great Guy and A Great Friend..
May He RIP..
Shiela Stahle
June 10, 2021
To the King Family, I was friends with Dennis in high school and through the years. I always enjoyed his company. Many a time, we talked baseball especially the Yankees. He was a great guy and I will miss him. Sincerely, Dana Carpenter
Dana Carpenter
June 9, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss. I was in contact with Dennis the last time over 10 yrs ago. Never knew if he found out my brother Dennis passed as well in 2018.
Pam Reidy Christman
March 20, 2021
Karen,Kathy&Tina I was sorry to read of Dennis's passing.We have wonderful memories of growing up in the neighborhood of Hillbrook & Clinton St. Dennis & your Dad were so kind to stop at the house when my mother passed away and pay their respects and share memories of old times.Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Priscilla Hart Taallman
March 7, 2021
Last time I saw Denny we had breakfast at Lights Bakery the day after our 50th reunion for the EFA class of 69 back in 2019. He was so happy to see so many of his classmates and talk with them. We talked about seeing classmates at the next reunion. He made so many friends wherever he went. He will be in many people’s thoughts for quite some time. RIP Denny.
Dickson Rathbone
March 3, 2021
I'm so sorry to read of Dennis' passing. He was always a good friend to my parents and a very good patriot and Irishman. I enjoyed seeing him at the Memorial Day parades. My sincere sympathy to all of his family and friends. May he rest in heavenly peace.
Mary Ellen Dalton
March 2, 2021
We are most grateful to all of you for your words of kindness and comfort.
March 1, 2021
So sorry to hear about Dennis . I knew him along with my sister Pat and Mary also my brother Daniel were also friends of his ..
Bob Ryan
February 28, 2021
Dear Karen, Kathy and Tina, Jack and I are very sorry to learn of Dennis's passing. I always enjoyed meeting and catching up with him at various Elmira festivities. I know your family and the Connellys shared many great times on Hillbrook Road. I hope those memories and others ease some of your sadness at his loss. Sincerely, Marianne & Jack Connelly
Marianne Connelly
February 28, 2021
Love Dennis ! Great, caring, funny and fun loving man ! Brother Hibernian with an electric Bills hat !
Joe Robinson
February 28, 2021
Karen, Kathy, Tina & extended family-I was so saddened to read of Dennis' passing. He was such a unique individual and his enthusiasm for life in general was contagious. I always knew that I was going to get at least 1 hello when I went to the Hibernians if Dennis was there & he would always catch me up on what was happening with the family. He will be greatly missed...
Kathleen Foy Kane
February 28, 2021
RIP Dennis. Many thanks for always carrying my packages up from the mailroom, and leaving them by my door. Godspeed, my friend.
Diane Buscaglia
February 27, 2021
Karen, Kathy and Tina,
Thoughts and prayers to all of you at this time of sorrow.

Many great memories of Dennis and the Hillbrook Road families.

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; Love leaves a memory no one can steal."

Peace to all.
Dan and Mary Hughes Sullivan
February 27, 2021
Karen, Kathy, Tina and family, so sorry to you all for the loss of Dennis. What a kind soul who will b missed by all who crossed his path in his journey through life. ❤
Susie Gavigan Lemon
Grand Parent
February 27, 2021
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