Ruth, my sincere condolences on the loss of your husband. I cannot imagine how difficult it must be for you. I remembered you at Mass this weekend. At an SMA reunion, someone suggested always remembering our classmates at Mass, saying that prayers do help.
Barbara Mlot Olson (SMA 1960)
My deepest thoughts and prayers are with you. I have know Dennis for the last 20 plus years umpiring my high school JV baseball games. He also had a smile and brought laughter to the ballpark. He will be missed on the baseball field.
Coach Brian Galineau – SM JV Baseball
Aunt Ruthie, I don’t know what to say. My god Father was a great guy.
Dennis was a terrific guy. I know because I spent a lot of time with him on the golf course.
I met Dennis in Dallas in the 80s. He was a friend of my dad and for a couple of years the three of us golfed together almost every weekend. Three-putting and slicing into the woods can be a real test of character. Unlike some of us, Dennis always maintained a positive outlook and a smile on his face.
Years later, after I moved to Minneapolis, Dennis was in town on business and we went to a Twins game. The Metrodome is a poor venue for baseball, but the company was great. (Being a fan of baseball is another sign of upstanding character.)
Dennis always had a good word for everyone. I will miss him.
– Mike McQuaid
Dennis was my cousin but truly the brother I never had. He was the definition of God Father to my son.
I remember then last time I saw him. It was in Orlando before the rest of the family arrved for a vacation. We went to a Hooters restaurant next to the hotel he was at. The servers there seemed as if they knew him for years. How typical with his personality.
I truly regret I waa not able to thank him and say see ya.
I’ll miss him more then anybody will ever understand.