Dennis "Denny" Fenton

April 18, 1949 - August 31, 2017
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Dennis L. “Denny” Fenton, 68, of New Philadelphia, died Thursday, August 31, 2017 while in the care of Community Hospice’s Truman House, following a brief illness.

A son of Dale (Faye) Fenton of New Philadelphia and the late Betty Cook Fenton, Denny was born at Canton, Ohio on April 18, 1949.

He was a 1967 …

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Dennis L. “Denny” Fenton, 68, of New Philadelphia, died Thursday, August 31, 2017 while in the care of Community Hospice’s Truman House, following a brief illness.

A son of Dale (Faye) Fenton of New Philadelphia and the late Betty Cook Fenton, Denny was born at Canton, Ohio on April 18, 1949.

He was a 1967 graduate of New Philadelphia High School and earned his bachelor degree from LeTourneau College in Texas where he studied Electrical Technology.

On August 27, 1972, Denny married the former Rita Huether and two weeks following was drafted into the United States Army. From 1972-1974, Denny was stationed in Germany and served as a Nuclear Weapons Maintenance Specialist.

Following his service, Denny returned to the family business, Fenton Brothers’ Electric, where he later became part owner. His specialty area of the business involved industrial motor service and installation.

In his free time, Denny enjoyed being out of doors, riding his Harley with his friends, “The Wild Hogs”, golfing, fishing, being on the water, vacationing at the beach and traveling to visit family; most recently he had enjoyed time spent on his patio, surrounded by nature and his plants. Above all else, Denny loved the opportunities he was given to spend time with his family and friends, especially his children and grandchildren, and enjoyed playing games and cards with them. His faith in God was nurtured at Trinity Gospel Temple where he was an active member for over 40 years.

In addition to his father and step-mother and his wife of 45 years, Denny will be missed by his three children, Stephanie (Ammon) Perry of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Wendy (Larry) Danner of Columbia, Maryland, and Tyson (Christen) Fenton of New Philadelphia and three grandsons, Isaiah, Ethan, and Liam.

Completing the family are two sisters, Sandra (Terry) Johnson of Bolivar and Pamela (Randy) Pipes of Canton as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, September 2, 2017 in Trinity Gospel Temple, 1612 Tuscarawas Street W, Canton, OH 44708 from 4-6 PM where a service celebrating Denny’s life will begin at 6 PM and a light meal will follow. Cremation care has been handled by the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia.

Memorial contributions in Denny’s name may be directed to Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Avenue SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.

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Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, September 2, 2017

Time: 4:00 pm

End Time: 6:00 pm

Trinity Gospel Temple

Address:

1612 Tuscarawas Street W
Canton, OH 44708

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Service Information

Date: Saturday, September 2, 2017

Time: 6:00 pm

Trinity Gospel Temple

Address:

1612 Tuscarawas Street W
Canton, OH 44708

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Reception Information

Date: Saturday, September 2, 2017

Trinity Gospel Temple

Address:

1612 Tuscarawas Street W
Canton, OH 44708

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A light meal will follow the service.


Donation Information

Community Hospice

716 Commercial Ave. SW
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
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Born: April 18, 1949
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Condolences for Dennis Fenton

Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Lenza Stephens posted on 9/9/17

Sorry for your loss. Sending your family prayers. Dennys was a great boss and friend. He will truly be missed.

 

Lowell and Diane Caneday posted on 9/4/17

What wonderful memories we have of Denny and you, Rita! A true brother in TKD at LeTourneau, a wonderful friend. God has blessed us with that friendship and those memories, just as He has blessed the two of you throughout your marriage. He will comfort you in your loss.

 

John and Donna Lenardos posted on 9/4/17

Denny was a very special person, we will miss him at church. God bless the family. ....

 

Laura Vance (college friends with Ty) posted on 9/2/17

Kevin and I heard from Anita that Mr. Fenton had passed away. We are praying you feel the Lord's presence as you walk through this difficult time. Romans 15:13, " May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."

 

Molly posted on 9/2/17

Dale and faye - we are so terribly sorry to hear of your loss! Please know you will be in our thoughts and prayers. If there is anything we can help with, don't hesitate to ask! Love, Brad, Molly, and Audrey Pfeiffer

 

Lucy Ricklic posted on 9/2/17

My thoughts and prayers are with your family. My late husband, John, got to know Denny thru business repairs and this relationship grew into friendship. They had a lot in common and each respected the knowledge of the other. Denny came out to the shop one day after John passed and I don't think he ever realized how much that visit meant to me. He made his mark in life by being a kind, giving and thoughtful man who lived his faith and treasured God and family.

 

Dale and Lori Burkholder posted on 9/2/17

Rita, Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. May God comfort you at this time and give you strength. Denny was a blessing to all who knew him.

 

Terry and Betsy Maurer posted on 9/2/17

Dear Rita and Family, We were extremely saddened to hear of Denny's passing. I had hoped to see Denny recently when Rick and Jim /(Eggie) and I got together but knew Denny wasn't feeling well at that time. We will miss my High school classmate and long time friend. I tried to get a flight and car to come to the service today but didn't have luck getting there from Atlanta but wanted to offer our sympathies to you and the family. Sincerely, Terry and Betsy Maurer

 

Alice Petrullo posted on 9/2/17

Dear Rita and family, I am so sorry to hear of Denny's passing. He was an amazing man Always calm and carrying. He will be missed. Alice Petrullo

 

Dave Myers posted on 9/2/17

Rita. Faith and I did not know you guys as personally as some, but we remember your faithfulness to Trinity and one memory will always be with us.When we took over the Wed. night young adult class, you guys came up to us in a morning service and told us you would be praying for us. That meant so much. Bless you as you remember such a great life with Denny. Lean on your faith and your children at this time. Love Dave and Faith Myers.

 

Scott posted on 9/1/17

Such a good, and wonderful man. Very knowledgeable, and helping. He will be missed by all who got to know him.

 

Jeff Reiser posted on 9/1/17

What a great man of God he was.Hard working, always serving. Loved walking in the shop,hoping l would see Denny,he always greeted me with a smile ,and a helping hand. he will be truly missed. Jeff Reiser

 

Susan Davis posted on 9/1/17

Our deepest sympathy to all of Denny's family. He was a very kind person. Johnny and Sue Davis

 

Leslie Keith posted on 9/1/17

I am so sorry for the loss of Denny, I loved talking with him at Fenton Brothers while stopping to talk to my dad Warren. Thoughts and prayers to the family. Leslie Keith, daughter of Warren Toland

 

Karen(Beitzel)Welch posted on 9/1/17

Sandy, Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

 

Sherry Bartrug posted on 9/1/17

Rita and family: Our hearts a broken for you all. Denny was a wonderful man. We celebrate with you His home going. He is where we all long to be, seeing Jesus face to face. You all are in our prayers. In His Love, Ron & Sherry Bartrug

 

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