Dennis was a graduate of St. Mary's, High School, Lorain, and was a veteran of the United States Marine Corp, serving during the Vietnam War from 1968 to 1972. During his enlistment, he achieved the rank of Corporal, and received the National Defense Service Medal, the Meritorious Unit Commendation, and the Good Conduct Medal. He was a member of the Amvets Post #47, and the American Slovak Home. He enjoyed playing cards, bowling, throwing darts, and caring for his cats. He was an avid Ohio State and Cavaliers fan.
Dennis worked for Ford Motor Co. as an assembler for 17 years retiring in 2009. Prior to that, he worked for Conrail for 17 years.
He is survived by his brother, Robert Minnich of Lorain; niece, Mandy Lopez of Avon and her children, Lena, Adrian, and Alicia; uncle, Andrew (Marlene) Holko; cousin, Sharon Pintur of Lorain and her daughter, Danielle Pintur; and many freinds.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Maryann (Holko) Minnich; sister, Jackie Minnich; and grandparents, Frank and Alice Minnich.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, March 5, 2013, from 4 to 8 P.M., at the Dombrowski- Riddle Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 1939 Oberlin Ave., Lorain. Prayers will be said at the funeral home Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at 9:30 A.M., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 A.M., at St Mary Catholic Church, 309 8th St., Lorain. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens, Avon, where military honors will be conducted.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the Marine Corp League, P.O. Box 3070, Merrifield, VA 22116.
Online condolences may be made at www.dombrowskifuneralhome.com