Dennis M. McGurn, 61, of West Church Street died January 27, 2012 at University Hospital, Syracuse.
Born April 12, 1950 in Watertown, NY, he was the son of Franklin G. and Hilda I. Monroe McGurn. He graduated from Indian River High School in 1968 and had attended Jefferson Community College, Watertown.
He married Cheryl C. Kinne on September 11, 1976 at her parent's home in Brownville.
Denny was employed with Champion International, Deferient for 32 years, and North America Tape, Watertown for the past 3 years.
He was a member of the National Rifle Association.
An avid reader, Denny also enjoyed playing golf, watching sports, especially the New York Giants, gardening, spending time with his children and grandchildren and loved his dog "Max".
Denny was a longtime supporter of the American Red Cross and donated over 6 gallons of blood in his lifetime.
Surviving besides his wife are two daughters and their husbands, Alissa and Joe O'Melia, Calcium and Hayley and Joe Cook, Antwerp; a brother and his wife, Jack and Barbara McGurn, Glen Burnie, MD; 5 grandchildren, Alannah, EJ, Cassidy, Sydney and Jared; a great aunt, Margaret Shorkey, Evans Mills; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
A grandson, Jeremiah Lee Cook died July 19, 2007.
A gathering of friends and family will begin at 7 pm Tuesday evening at the Robert Markwick Post 798 in Philadelphia.
Donations may be made to the SPCA, South Jefferson Ambulance, American Red Cross or the charity of one's choice.
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