Robert Dennis

DENNIS, Robert E. Sr., 78, of Brilliant, OH, passed away Wednesday Aug. 6, 2014, in Valley Hospice Care Center North, Steubenville, OH.

He was born May 22, 1936, in Yorkville, OH, a son of the late Chalmer F. Dennis and Ora May Nolan Dennis Barker.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Norman Dennis.

Bob was a retired planner in the engineering department at American Electric Power, Brilliant, OH plant, was a member of the Harmony United Methodist Church, a graduate of Brilliant High School Class of 1954, and enjoyed helping his friends and neighbors by doing carpentry of electrical work for them.

Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Marjorie L. Utter Dennis, whom he married on April 14, 1956; three sons, Robert (Lorraine) Dennis Jr., Richmond, OH, Michael P. (Mary) Dennis, Jewett, OH, and Raymond (Penny Kay) Dennis Sr., Brilliant; a daughter, Janice (Robert) Maxwell, Mingo Jct., OH; a brother, Kenneth (Betty) Dennis, Yorkville, OH; a sister- in-law, Emma Dennis, Tiltonsville, OH; 16 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Friends received on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Wheeler Funeral Home, 712 Third St., Brilliant. On Saturday, Bob will lay in state at the Harmony United Methodist Church, 2119 Commercial St., Mingo Jct., OH from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. with Pastor Sam Davis officiating.

Interment will follow at Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, OH.

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Robert Dennis

DENNIS, Robert E, 77, of Brilliant, Ohio, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at the Valley Hospice Care Unit, Steubenville, Ohio.

Friends received at the Wheeler Funeral Home, 712 Third St., Brilliant, on Friday, 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Final arrangements pending with a full obituary to appear in Friday’s edition.