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Dennis Wayne Garvey

Obituary for Dennis Wayne Garvey

April 16, 2020



Dennis Wayne Garvey, formerly of Germantown Philadelphia and Hatboro, PA, passed away on April 16th, 2020 at the age of 57. Dennis was husband to Diane Garvey (nee Hemmerle) for 8 loving years. Dennis was father to the late Erin Garvey, Sarah Donahue (Jeff) and Catherine Garvey (Jeff). Dennis will also be greatly missed by his grandson, Ronan Donahue. Dennis was the youngest of 14 children and devoted brother to Charles, Michael (Suzanne), Walter (Andrea), Theresa (Robert), Russell (Sandra), Marie (Thomas) and Steven (Lisa). Dennis was preceded in death by his loving mother and father, Alberta and Charles Garvey and brothers James, Jon, Martin, Joseph, Donald and Ralph.

He was a devoted employee for the Derbyshire family for 37 years and thoroughly enjoyed the people he worked with. He made some lifelong friends there.

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Dennis loved his city. Many mornings he would just get up and take a ride and drive all over the various sections of the city. He enjoyed showing his girls where he came from and where he grew up.

Dennis and Diane met in 2002 and were married in 2012 at one of their favorite places, The Valley Green Inn. They enjoyed their years together taking day trips and spending time at home together in their yard grilling and gardening.

In recent years, Dennis took up the hobby of wood working. His first and greatest build was the Little Free Library he built in memory of his daughter Erin, who loved to read. Dennis was very much a family man. There are few things he loved more in life than being home with his wife, children and grandson.

Please share a memory, a loving story or a comment below for his family to read. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dennis' memory to Fox Chase Cancer Center would be greatly appreciated.

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Dean/Geitner/Givnish Funeral Home, Inc.

7900 Oxford Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19111
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