Frank R. Dennis, JR., 64 of Denver, PA had his spirit released into the universe on March 5th, 2021 in St Joseph Hospital. Frank’s goal as a parent was for his kids to love each other and always be there for each other, no matter what. As he wished, Frank was surrounded and held by his four children as his energy was peacefully released. Frank’s only priority in the world was protecting his kids and putting them first. He was a single father for many years and raised four children he was proud of no matter what title they had or the balance of their bank accounts. All that truly mattered was unconditional love and support.
Frank always expressed such pride in the children he raised: Frank Richard Dennis III (Spouse Megan Dennis), Jennifer Lee (Guldner) Dennis, Ashley Rose Dennis, and Timothy James Dennis (spouse Peggy Dennis).
Frank was born in Reading, Pa on August 29th, 1956. He was preceded in death by his parents Frank R Dennis, Sr., Marsha Dennis, and Nancy Spatz. Additionally, Frank was a bone marrow donor to his brother, John Dennis, who also preceded him in death as well as baby brother, Frank R. Dennis. Frank is survived by siblings Richard Dennis, Linda Schultz, Julie Elsen, and Marie Taylor.
Frank was an active grandfather to all 10 grandchildren: Kendra, Hayden, Lillian, and Adaline Dennis, Jack and Evangeline Guldner, Airiana, Cordelia, and Charisma Dennis and his granddaughter corgi Jazzy Dennis. He always stepped in to babysit, mirroring the lessons he taught his own children. He was “PopPop Pepsi”, and he did “PopPop Magic” because he never discouraged the wonder and imagination of a child. Not once did his children think they couldn’t rely on him, he was always there, no questions asked, to offer a helping hand or fix things - even if only with duct tape for the moment. Now, that strength is within each of his kids and grandkids, as a piece of him that will live on as they hold him in their hearts.
Frank enjoyed scratch off tickets and playing the lottery. Not once was it for himself, but he dreamed of winning big to help all his kids. Ironically he hated money, and called it corrupt but knew it was essential for survival and in creating opportunities for his family. He wanted to give his kids the world, but he did with his love, and never failed them. He would give his last dollar if it meant it could help someone.
Frank had been an electrician and contractor for most of life. He was the one to call when you needed help fixing something because he would have the answer. He taught his children how to be resourceful, how to live in a world that is motivated by money, and always bring it back to what mattered most: LOVE. Frank enjoyed and found relaxation being in nature and fishing with his kids and grandchildren. Frank would often spark up conversations with strangers with the intention of bringing joy to someone’s day. He always found a way to make people laugh and not take situations and social stereotypes so seriously, even if that meant passing gas in the grocery store then rushing away to blame it on, usually, one of his children as he laughed in the distance. This is what matters. The joy, the stories, the traditions. Life is about living in each present moment and holding the intention of love and laughter, because in moments of loss and sorrow, that is the medicine that gets us through.
Frank always said if he won the lottery he wanted a portion to go to a children’s hospital and to help his own children. In honoring that wish we ask in lieu of flowers or cards that donations be made to cash app: Nniffer , Venmo: Jenn-Guldner, All donations will be used to buy lottery tickets for his kids and grandkids to scratch, and all the winnings will be shared between siblings and a children’s hospital. Or, if you feel called, please make a donation to a children’s hospital of your choice.
Frank believed energy cannot be created nor destroyed. Energy lives on, it just changes form. We’re hoping that brings comfort to the people he knew or whoever may be reading this, because that was Frank: always wanting to comfort, help others, and bring a smile to their face. Love life, love your children unconditionally, and allow your mind to wonder if UFO’s and Bigfoot just might be real. That was the open mindedness of our dad who inspired magic, wonder, and most importantly, LOVE in the world and in ourselves. To be loved and give love is a beautiful gift that lives on in the hearts of each person it touches. A Memorial Mass will be held on Monday, March 22nd at 10:00 AM in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 905 Chestnut Street, Douglassville. CRAMP HUMMEL Funeral Home, Centre Park, Reading has charge of arrangements. www.cramp-hummelfuneralhome.com
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