David Eugene Denn, 42, of Hagerstown, Md., and formerly of Walkersville, Md., passed away at Meritus Health near Hagerstown on Nov. 15, 2011, after a long battle with cancer called pleomorphic rhabdomyosarcoma.
Born Jan. 14, 1969, in Walkersville, he was the son of Milton and Dolores Denn Sr. of Walkersville.
Dave worked many years in the machine shop and manufacturing fields, and most recently was employed by Tristate Electronic Manufacturing, Hagerstown, in quality assurance.
Dave had many hobbies, including train collecting, NASCAR and dirt-track racing. He also had a passion for history and was a World War II re-enactor. His goal was to have the Advanced Range Instrumentation Aircraft 328 Memorial built in Walkersville.
Dave was a member of Saint Paul's Lutheran Church in Walkersville.
Survivors include his wife, Karen Appenzellar Denn, and son, Jeremy Matthew Myers, at home; parents, Milton and Delores Denn Sr. of Walkersville; brothers, Milton (Chuck) Denn Jr. of Walkersville and Mark Denn and wife, Karen Sue Denn, of Woodsboro. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and other close family members and friends. He also leaves behind his beloved pets, Dale, Moose and Taco.
He was preceded in death by a brother, James Bradley Denn, of Walkersville, and grandmother, La Amanda (Edna) Wisner, of Walkersville.
Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to any of these wonderful organizations: Ariamemorial.com, ppfinc.org, sarcomahelp.org and St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 14 Pennsylvania Ave., Walkersville.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.staufferfuneralhome.com.