In Memory

David Denk



 
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03/23/14 09:28 PM #1    

David Brown

7/26/02

 

Jim, Dave's  brother, told me that Dave was a retired engineer for Conrail. He had worked in the Philadelphia area. In Cleveland, after he retired,he was killed by a car on his way to the doctor.

I knew Dave first at Cathedral Latin School where we were good friends for a year or so and then later we were both at Heights. I still owe him for getting me a horrible job doing night  dishwashing at Oakwood CC. (hate doing dishes to this day as a result). We hung out "American Graffiti"  like on prom  night in 1965. That was the last time I ever saw him. We then went on our separate journeys. Didn't we all?

 

DAVID A. DENK age 55. Loving husband for 13 years of Susan J. (nee Dorko); loving father of Danielle 'DD' Powell (husband Daniel) of Philadelphia, PA; beloved son of the late Mary Kay (nee Toohey) and Hebert J., Sr.; dear brother of James (wife Barbara), twin Daniel and the late Herbert J. 'Bud', Jr.; dear uncle of Kelly Ann and Kevin; dear son-in-law of Sophie and the late Frank Dorko. Tribute Service Saturday, July 27, 2002 at 5 p.m. at DeJOHN- FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF SOUTH EUCLID, 4600 MAYFIELD RD., (JUST EAST OF GREEN RD.)where the family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Dave SATURDAY 2-5 P.M. We love you Honey Bunny! A Trust 100 Funeral Home For Directions please visit www.DeJohnFuneral.com

 

 

Condolences: 

 

July 28, 2002

With sadness I learned of Dave's death today. I have many funny memories of our times together working the road in earlier years. I'll remember Dave the same as if he were still here.

Rich Mayor,

West Salem, Ohio

July 27, 2002

IT IS WITH MY DEEPEST REGRET THAT WE ARE GOING TO MISS DAVE ON THE RAILROAD. I WORKED A LOT WITH DAVE AND WILL MISS HIS LAUGHTER AND SMILE.OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL IN THIS TIME OF SORROW.

DENNY WELSH,

AKRON, Ohio

July 26, 2002

My heartfelt sympathy goes out to the entire family. I feel blessed to have had the chance to meet David at Dan and Danielle's wedding. What a kind, fun interesting person he was. I’m praying for you all.

Maxey Gore,

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

July 26, 2002

Much love from your friends in Philly.

Jeremy Drummond,

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


03/15/15 05:33 PM #2    

Joseph Schafrik

I would like to thank the people responsible for establishing this web site and allowing people to share their memories of fellow classmates.

 

My memory of a fellow classmate I would like to share with you is about my friendship with David Denk, We were part of the group who hung out at the coroner of the first floor hallway by Unit A.

 

David and I first met walking the streets around Superior and 123rd Street years before we were in first grade.

 

We used to jump on railroad cars being moved around in the rail yard . We saw the effects of drugs up close and the sad reality of families being torn apart.

 

We both entered St. Agatha then St Louis grade schools at about the same time then moved onto Cathedral Latin and Heights at about the same time .

 

We played basketball and baseball together at St. Louis . Dave's Dad used to pick me up on his way to Cathedral Latin where we played our basketball games.

 

At Cathedral Latin we played football together. Never played for Heights but I  did pick-up Mr. Roberts (head football coach for Heights) as we both worked in construction at Republic Steel during the summers at their hot and cold roll plant .

After high school I only saw David a couple of times ,once when his oldest brother Buddy died and when  his father was gravely ill. We met at his parents house. David was there with his wife, Jimmy his older brother was there with his wife, Danny his twin brother was there and Mr. and Mrs. Denk were there. Although it must have been 30 years since I last saw them it was like yesterday. We talked for hours. You never grow away from old friends. I was shocked to hear from my sister that Dave was killed pulling into a drug store.

 

I hope I have in some way  done my part to preserve and honor Dave's memory.


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