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Dennis Michael Wolk

DENNIS MICHAEL WOLK, aged 52 years, beloved son of Dennis J. and Elaine F. (nee Putka), dear brother of Jeffrey and Kenneth, fond nephew, cousin and friend to many.

Dennis was born on January 28, 1966 in Cleveland and passed away suddenly on October 5, 2018 at his home in Euclid. He was a graduate of Cleveland Heights High School. He had worked in the appliance repair business, with his last employment being with Elite Services.

He was an avid Cleveland Indians fan and was also a fan of boxing. He was a good friend to many and a lover of animals. He was a huge fan of Superman, and was a collector of Superman, Browns and Indians memorabilia.

A private family Mass will be held. Arrangements entrusted to THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF SOUTH EUCLID

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  1. I heard this news on Oct. 5, 2018, and I am still in disbelief. I just do not want to believe or think that the best friend I’ve ever had is gone. This man had more energy than anyone I’ve ever met. He never wanted to see anyone sad or down. In fact, he would run toward those people in order to cheer them up. I was one of those people…in the same Jr. High School as Dennis, both of us aged 13. We had been friends from then until now. My friend, I’ll miss you so much. My condolences to the entire Wolk Family, the many friends of Dennis, and anyone else who was lucky enough to meet him.
    Wm. Craig Jacocks

    • Richard E Berta 11

      Just seen the obituary this morning in the paper I am so sorry to hear this. I was just thinking of Dennis not long ago of course I have not seen him for so many years. We had many great laughs at Monticello jr high he had a great smile and laugh. He will be missed may God keep you and bless you brother Dennis.

  2. Becky (Trojan) DeLucia

    The untimely and unexpected passing of Dennis has left my head spinning. My mind is flooded with memories of my childhood. Being the “baby” cousin and the only girl in the family led to all sorts of fun memories… sometimes at my expense! But the truth is that I always felt fiercely protected, more like a little sister than a cousin. He wanted me to be independent and strong… literally! I can remember the first time he laced real boxing gloves onto my hands… My arms were so little and weak that I could barely hold them up! But no matter if he was babysitting, teaching or just teasing, I cherished anytime he devoted to me.
    While the paths of our lives led to less time together, I still felt the same comfort, protection and love anytime we were able to catch up. This was especially true at my wedding where Dennis and Kenny graciously participated as ushers. My cousins ceremoniously opened the doors to the Church for my Dad to walk me down the aisle, and into the next chapter of my life. I don’t think there could have been two more fitting people to share such a special moment with.
    I am who I am because Dennis chose to be more than just a cousin… He influenced my life and, therefore, is forever a part of my soul and heart.
    Love always,

  3. John “LJ” Lacombe

    Any time I hear the name Julio, I think of Dennis. I’ll never forget his voice booming JUUULLIIIOOOO at the old ballpark when Julio Franco came to bat, and how that chant caught on with the fans.

    Any time I see Chief Yahoo, I think of Dennis, so it happens often. He was Tribe before The Tribe was cool. So many great games together. I remember our last one against the Yankees several years back. We sat about 10-15 rows behind Home Plate. Again his unique booming voice heckling Jeter all game. He heard him and went 0-4 with 2 errors in a Tribe victory.

    Numerous other things make me think him and I have so many great memories. We lost a good man and great friend way too early. Mr. & Mrs. Wolk, be proud because he was truly one of a kind!

  4. Nikki Lorenzo Luna

    Ken and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear about Dennis. My heart breaks for you during this time. He has always been so kind … always ready to share a joke and a smile. Sing his songs and tell his stories and may you find peace and comfort in your memories of Dennis.

  5. Carol & Duane Forte’

    Dearest Elaine & Denny,
    Duane and I are so very sorry to hear about the sudden loss of your beloved middle son, Dennis Michael. This is so very wrong. Parents are not supposed to outlive their children. Our hearts are breaking for you.
    Please know that our love,thoughts and prayers go out to you both and to your entire family.

    Carol and Duane Forte’

  6. Richard E Berta 11

    I was shocked to see the obituary of Dennis this morning. We had so many good laughs at Monticello Jr,. high so many years ago Dennis had a great smile and laugh and personality he will be missed. May God bless you brother Dennis and keep you .

  7. jeanne & ken diamond

    our condolences to you

  8. Dennis,
    You left us way too soon. My heart aches at the thought of going to Cleveland to visit and you not being there.The last 20 years with you and Bob have been so fun and exciting that I could never forget how much we laughed and joked about everything.
    I will never forget the night you sang my favorite Elvis song to me and you even taped it so I could listen to it any time, but you couldn’t find it anywhere every time I came to town??? Sure would Be nice to listen to it now! I really am going to miss you so and my thoughts and prayers are with your family at this trying time. Love forever Cyndi

  9. My sincerest and heartfelt condolences to Denny and Elaine, Kenny, Jeff and all friends and family of Dennis. Dennis became a part of my world when he befriended my son in Junior High School and they remained, not just good friends, but Best friends for decades.

    One of my great memories is, a few years back Dennis and my son got together and gifted me and his father , with tickets to an Indians game for Fathers Day. Although the Tribe lost in heartbreaking fashion we four gained a lifelong memory of fellowship.

    On the many occasions over the years when Dennis called or my son called him, I’d always say, “…Be sure to tell Dennis I said HI!”
    I, for my lifetime, now send that message to the Heavens….

  10. He was a good friend. I wish I had a chance to say good bye.. To a friend who died way too young and will be missed by me and many others Rest In Peace Dennis

  11. I was shocked and sadden to hear the terrible new. It was great to see both Denny and Elaine at my house when Cheryl was in town. I came over several weeks ago to say hello and had a ice conversation with Kenny in the drive. Please help each other through this wrenching loss. I wish nothing but peace for your entire family. May Dennis Rest In Peace.

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