Dennis T. “Denny” Penny, Sr., 82

June 20, 1939 - August 21, 2021

Dennis T. “Denny” Penny, Sr., 82, of Manheim, PA, passed away peacefully on August 21, 2021, surrounded by his family after an extended illness. Born in Gary, Indiana, he was the son of the late Anne (Flynn) and Stephen Penny. Denny was the loving husband of the late Virginia Jo (Laird) Penny who passed away in 1994, and is survived by his wonderful and beautiful wife, Kathy (Shenk) Penny.

Along with his wife, Denny is survived by two daughters, Denise P Noblitt (John) of Owensboro, KY, and Anne Schober (Michael) of Millersville, a son, Dennis T. Penny, Jr (Donna) of Lancaster, and his stepchildren, George Mastrogiorgos (Pamela) of Chester Springs, and Eleni Fry (Andy) of Lancaster. He is also survived by thirteen grandchildren: Heather Sweat (Elliot), Zachary Noblitt (Melinda), Michelle Schober (Chad Bucher), Katie Case (Phillip), JoAnne Stengel (Mike), Stephen Schober (Kylee), Kyle, Alyssa and Matthew Penny, Gus and Marie Mastrogiorgos, and Everett and Leo Fry; and eleven great-grandchildren. His siblings include Stephen Penny, Jr. and family in Mercer Island, WA; Daniel Penny and family from Florence, AL; Peter Penny and family from Woodstock, GA and Cecilia Chambers and family from Boaz, AL. He was preceded in death by his sister, Patricia Penny.

Denny graduated from University of Notre Dame in 1961 where he was in the Glee Club, and attended the Birmingham (Alabama) School of Law. He worked forty years in the foundry industry, starting in Birmingham, AL, going to Chattanooga, TN, Terre Haute, IN, to Lancaster, PA in 1975 and spent a little time in Waukesha, WI, and Watertown, NY. He was a member of the American Foundrymens’ Association, the Knights of Columbus, Council No. 12532, and an advisor with SCORE of Lancaster. He and his late wife, Jo, were at the groundbreaking of St. John Neumann Church where he was a Eucharistic Minister and a reader the entire time. He enjoyed flying, getting his pilot license in 1969, cooking, fishing, sailing and reading, with a little gardening on the side.

A viewing will take place from 6-8 PM on Thursday, August 26, at the Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA, 17543. In honor of Denny’s love for Notre Dame, the family encourages everyone attending to wear Notre Dame or blue and gold apparel that evening. The rosary will be recited at 7:45 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM on Friday, August 27, 2021 at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 601 East Delp Road, Lancaster, PA 17601. For those who cannot attend, services will be live streamed at Interment will follow at St. Joseph New Catholic Cemetery, Bausman. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Denny’s memory may be offered to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at or to Hospice and Community Care, P O Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.

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December 13, 2021

Denise,Annie, Sport…sorry to read about  Dennys passing. I’ve put my email in this please contact me it been many years an would like to be in contact.
Uncle Jimmy

August 27, 2021

We were Denny & Jo’s neighbors for many years. He will be missed. 
Paul & Sandy Dour

August 26, 2021

Kathy I am so sorry to hear about Denny. Now he will be free of pain and with his Savior. Prayers for you and your family. 

August 26, 2021

I am saddened to hear of Denny’s passing. I have not been in contact with him since I moved to Williamsport Pennsylvania in 1979. Prior to that he was a very special friend and time and space just separated us. I pray for his family and extended family. May God support you in this time of grief.
Lawrence Robert Bellmore Jr (Bob)

August 24, 2021

I have such wonderful memories of Uncle Denny.  I loved his big laugh and his big hugs! Even though we aren’t able to see each other very often, there certainly is a lot of love to share in the Penny family. I will miss Uncle Denny very much. Love to you all!! Colleen Lea

August 23, 2021

My dear Aunt Kathy, Denise Noblitt family, Anne Schober family and Dennis Penny Jr. Family,  Our hearts go out to you for your loss.  I will always remember my uncle Denny as a man who loved his family and had a zest for life. I loved talking with him as he was always encouraging to me and was quick to share with me the wisdom of his years. I will miss him very much. I know is in paradise with no pain. He knows the face of Jesus. Much Love to the Penny family. Jim Collins Jr.

August 23, 2021

We are so sorry to hear of Denny’s passing. We have many fond memories of our times together in the past.
Dorris Lee Savard

August 22, 2021

Peace My Friend…
Dusty Loeffler

August 22, 2021

So very sorry to read of Denny’s passing. Our heartfelt sympathy to Kathy and the Penny family. Jim & Ginny Kleppinger

August 22, 2021

Anne, you are in my prayers. So is your family. I didn’t realize your dad was ill. Would love to reconnect once the service is over for lunch. I never knew your dad, but I love that his name was Denny Penny. I will not be able to attend the services, but will plan to wear my ND apparel. Please keep in touch, Ann, regarding when and where you would want lunch. Go Irish. RIP.
Fred O’Brien

Thursday, August 26, 2021
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3110 Lititz Pike
Lititz, PA 17543
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