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Harold C. Denny
  • March 09, 1933
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  • November 14, 2020

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Harold Denny, 87 of Oak Run, Ocala, FL. passed away November 14, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Harold was born March 9, 1933 in Ransomville, NY, son of the late Charles and Doris (Ricker) Denny. He is survived by his beloved wife, Helen (Oliphant) Denny of 67 years.
In addition, he is survived by his 4 sons; Thomas Denny of Gowanda, NY, Michael (Carol) Denny of Versailles, NY, Paul (Erin) Denny of Leland, NC and Jeffrey (Greer) Denny of Santa Rosa Beach, FL. Six grandchildren, Kyle (Emily) Denny, Tara Denny, Calvin Denny, Stacymay Denny, Zachary Denny and Sarah Denny Martinez. Also 3 great grandchildren; Miri Martinez, Mila Martinez, and Maci Martinez. Also survived by his sister, Beverly Bowers of Lakeland, FL, sister-in-law Barbara Oliphant of Wilson, NY and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents and his two brothers: Charles Denny of Ransomville, NY and Donald Denny of Joliet, IL.

Harold was a corporal in the United States Army and deployed to Korea in 1953 where he served as railways coordinator with the Army Engineering Corps until discharge in 1955. He was an inspection engineer for Uhl, Hall & Rich overseeing construction of the Robert Moses Niagara Power Plant in Lewiston, NY in the early 1960s. Harold went on to work as an engineer in the construction of the Buffalo River Improvement Corporation (BRIC) in Buffalo NY which was developed to provide cooling water to Republic Steel Corp and 4 other industries. After completion of this project, he was the Manager of the Pumping Station on Fuhrman Blvd. largely responsible for the clean up of the Buffalo River. After leaving BRIC, Harold spent several years as a real estate agent for Hunt Real Estate in Amherst. He retired in 2001 and has since resided in Ocala, FL with his wife, Helen. Harold was a generous spirit, well loved by family, friends and neighbors.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, November 28th at 2 PM at the covered pavilion behind Ocala West United Methodist Church: 9330 SW 105th St., Ocala. Pastor Michael Sims officiating. All attendees will be required to wear a mask and practice social distancing. Internment with military honors will be held at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL at a later date. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Marion County, PO Box 4860, Ocala, FL 34478. Arrangements by Baldwin Brothers Funerals & Cremations 11250 SW 93rd Ct. Rd. Ocala, FL 352-236-7813.



Service

Location:
Ocala West United Methodist Church: 9330 SW 105th St., Ocala

Date & Time:
November 28, 2020 at 2:00 PM


Cemetery:
Baldwin Brothers Crematory


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  1. 28 Nov 2020
    Bettye and Will Wilcox says:
    Helen and family, we will miss Harold so very much. We will never forget all the sharing and activities we so enjoyed. Harold was a wondersful friend and his love of his family and friends was always evident. We send our love to all of you. Bettye and Will

  2. 25 Nov 2020
    Karen Barlow Conrad says:
    Sincere condolences to the Denny family. So sad to lose another Ransomville, NY native.

  3. 22 Nov 2020
    Greer Denny posted an image:
    As usual, Harold and Helen never missed a special moment. This was our son, Zak’s, UNCW graduation in 2018
    As usual, Harold and Helen never missed a special moment. This was our son, Zak’s, UNCW graduation in 2018

  4. 22 Nov 2020
    Greer Denny lit a candle:
    Lit since November 22, 2020 at 11:10:24 PM

  5. 22 Nov 2020
    Greer Denny says:
    I will miss my incredible father-in-law who took the “in-law” out of Father. I am so grateful for all of the wonderful memories you have left me to cherish for the rest of my life.

    Love, Greer

  6. 22 Nov 2020
    Rob Oliphant says:
    My Condolences to Aunt Helen and the Family. Going to miss his smiles and jokes. He did well.

  7. 21 Nov 2020
    Jim & Linda Ricker says:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. So thankful we were able to see Harold at Dad's 100th birthday party.

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