Dennis Cuvar Obituary

Dennis Michael Cuvar
Dennis Michael Cuvar

May 2, 1958 - May 5, 2019
Born in Granite City, IL
Resided in Granite City, IL
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Dennis Michael Cuvar, age 61, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at Alton Memorial Hospital, Alton, IL. Dennis was born on May 2, 1958 in Granite City, IL.

On August 16, 1980, Dennis married Schelly Connor, the love of his life at Concordia Lutheran Church, Granite City, IL. Dennis worked as an engineer for Boeing in St. Louis, MO, for many years. Dennis had a love of nature and he enjoyed growing and shaping Bonsai trees. He also received an honorary Arboriculture Certificate from Missouri Botanical Gardens for his talented work. He also enjoyed being outdoors and reading. His greatest joy was spending time with his family, especially with his grandson, whom he adored. Dennis loved life, he loved to laugh, but most of all he loved his family. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Dennis was preceded in death by his mother, Thelma (Heaton) Cuvar; and by his sister, Kathleen Sands.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Schelly Cuvar; dear father, John Cuvar Jr.; loving children, Shannon Cuvar, Amanda (Kenneth) Hedge and Benjamin Cuvar; proud grandfather to Michael Hedge all of Granite City, IL; extended family and many wonderful friends.

In celebration of his life, a memorial gathering will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, May 10, 2019 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to the Special Olympics. Donations will be accepted at the funeral home.

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Memorial Gathering
Irwin Chapel
3960 Maryville Road
Granite City, IL US 62040
Friday, May 10, 2019
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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