Of Roseville, California, passed away peacefully at home on February 2, 2019. Dennis and his wife Arleen were long time parishioners at St. Mel Catholic Church in Fair Oaks. Dennis was a Catholic convert who thoroughly embraced his faith. Family was very important to him. He was active in Knights of Columbus as past Grand Knight and Financial Secretary. He was a church usher and a Boy Scout leader at St. Mel’s. He also was a member of the Men’s Cursillo, former St. Mel’s Family Group member and a parent volunteer at St. Mel’s School. He was a trustee for the Fr. Doheny Religious Education Fund. Dennis was a longtime platelet and plasma donor at Vitalent (formerly BloodSource), achieving the level of 600 Centennial donor. He was a Realtor for 15 years and loved helping people find their dream home
Despite being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer 5 years ago, Dennis lived a full and active life. He especially enjoyed puttering in his backyard and traveling.Survived by his wife of 40 years, Arleen; daughter, Katy Lowes and son-in-law, Rob (Redding); son, Daniel (San Francisco); Dennis’s sister, Melody Higgs (Deltona, FL); and his grandchildren, Kamryn and Jarrett.
Family and friends are welcome for visitation on Friday, February 15, 2019 from 6:00-7:00PM with a Rosary service at 7PM and are invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 10:00AM all at ST. MEL CATHOLIC CHURCH (4745 Pennsylvania Ave, Fair Oaks).
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Fr. Doheny Religious Education Fund at St. Mel’s Church.