Obituary for William "Bill" Dennis, Jr.
William F. “Bill” Dennis, Jr., 75, passed away on June 11, 2017, at the Davis Hospice Center in Cheyenne.
Bill was born July 12, 1941, in Elizabeth, New Jersey, a son of Elsie Paffrath and William F. Dennis, Sr.
Bill attended Cranford High School in New Jersey, class of 1959; and George Washington University, class of 1963, where he was a Brother of Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity, Lambda Chapter. Bill proudly served with the 50th Armored Division, Army National Guard. Bill moved to Cheyenne 1980 with Mountain States Tel & Tel, and retired from U.S. West Communications in 1998. He is a life member of Alaskan Malamute Club of America, a member of the Alaskan Malamute Assistance League, and the Samoyed Club of America. Bill has an advanced ham radio license with the call sign KI1ZA. He was a communicant of St. Mary’s Cathedral in Cheyenne.
Bill was joined in marriage to Sandra on October 15, 1988 in Cheyenne. He is also survived by two children, Kevin Gallagher of Cheyenne, and Karin Critelli (Tom) of Barnegat, NJ; two grandchildren, Elizabeth and Mitchell Critelli; a sister, Carol J. Dennis; nephew, William Vesey of Sebring, FL; and niece, Aimee (Jorge) Clavijo of Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
Memorials may be made to the Alaskan Malamute Assistance League at www.malamuterescue.org
A Vigil for the Deceased will be held on Sunday, June 18, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. at Lakeview Chapel at Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home. A Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at St Mary’s Cathedral on Monday, June 19th at 9:00 a.m. with Father Carl Beavers as celebrant. An inurnment service will follow at St. Mary’s Columbarium. Cremation is under the care of Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home.
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