Dennis Darling

DARLING, Dennis Neil, 58, of Camp Verde, AZ formally of Bloomingdale, OH, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at Scottsdale Health Care.

He was born in Long Beach, CA on July 13, 1956, a son of the late Virgil Darling and Nancy Litten Darling who survives.

Dennis was a retired master plumber out of the local 469 of Phoenix, AZ. He was the owner of Hidden Springs Mechanical, where he rebuilt motorcycles.

He graduated from Wintersville High School in 1976 being in the first graduating class from Jefferson County Joint Vocational School and also graduated from Motorcycle Mechanical Institute in Phoenix, AZ. He was an avid motorcycle rider, a great husband, son, father, brother, grandfather and a friend to all.

In addition to his father Dennis was preceded in death by his step-son, Jason Germann; sister, Diana Lynn Darling and nephew, Justin Wade Darling.

He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Mary V. DeGroot Darling of Camp Verde, AZ; his mother, Nancy Litten Darling of Bloomingdale, OH; brothers, Wesley (Tina) Darling of Bloomingdale, OH and Cortland Darling of North Carolina; sister Cathleen Darling (David Kemp) of Bloomingdale, OH; children, Dayna Ramsey, Joy (Brian) Duda and Matthew (Tammy) Germann; grandchildren, Ian, Alec and Maggie Ramsey, Zach, Batson, Brendan and Julia Bruce and Katie Duda, all of Arizona; nieces, Courtney Darling and Harley Kemp of Bloomingdale, OH; nephews, Cody Darling and Brandon Gissel of Utah.

The family will receive friends at Unionport Christian Church on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, from 3 p.m. until time of services at 6 p.m. with Rev. Jeremy Kuttler officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.

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