Dennis Alan Haynes, 69, loving father and grandfather, passed away unexpectedly on July 18, as the result of an automobile accident.
Born in Akron on July 19, 1940 to the late Kneale Matt and Norma Haynes, Dennis had been a lifetime area resident. He was a 1958 graduate of North High School and later graduated from the University of Akron with a PhD in Education. Dennis retired as a teacher and administrator for the Akron Public School System, where he worked for over 30 years. He was a longtime member of Trinity United Church of Christ and was recently attending the United Presbyterian Church of Cuyahoga Falls, where he served as a Deacon. He was active in the church choirs and many other church groups.
Dennis served as a board member for the Towpath Credit Union, was a member of the educator's association Phi Delta Kappa, the Lone Star Fraternity, The Optimist Club, and also served as a volunteer for the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
In addition to his parents, Dennis was preceded in death by his sister, Janet Houlette. He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Wendy and Todd Fincham of Stow, Jennifer and Christopher Blasio of Sagamore Hills, and Erin and Christopher White of Stow; brother, Eric (Beth) Haynes of Akron; and sister. Judy Sours of Oklahoma; brother-in-law, Bud Houlette. Dennis also leaves behind his grandchildren, whom he loved and cherished deeply, Nathan and Mathew Blasio and Taylor 'Sunny' and Mikayla White, several nieces and one nephew.
The family will receive friends on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Anthony Funeral Home MCGOWAN-REID & SANTOS CHAPEL (at 3rd st., one block north of Portage Trail in the Falls). A funeral service will take place on Friday, at 11:00 a.m. at the United Presbyterian Church of Cuyahoga Falls, 2819 Hudson Drive. Rev. Adam Marquette officiating. Interment will follow at Chestnut Hill Memorial Gardens. Anthony Funeral Homes