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Dennis Michael Dansby


Dennis M. Dansby, age 75 of St. Petersburg, Florida passed away on Thursday December 31, 2020 at St. Petersburg General Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida.  Dennis was a sixth, seventh and eighth grade school teacher for 34 years. He taught in Dayton Ohio full time and as a substitute teacher in St. Petersburg, Florida. He was adventurous and taught in the Dominican Republic for 2 years. He also worked at Fours Bakery in Fresno, CA, Walgreens as a Store Manager in St. Pete, FL and Ceridian in St. Pete, FL.  His pastimes were gardening, baseball and spending time with his grandchildren. 

Dennis is survived by his wife Elba Dansby; brother John W. Dansby; daughters and sons-in-law Bridget (Nick) Kleismit of Enon, OH, Regina (David) Maag of Grand Rapids, MI,  Cleidy  (Orlando) Cruz; sons and daughters-in-law Dennis (Mary) Dansby of St. Pete, Chad (Santa) Dansby of Lithia, FL, Raphael (Amy) Polanco St. Pete, FL, Caesar (Graciella) Polanco of St. Louis, MO; grandchildren Adam, Tyler, Caitlin, Jasmine, Bailey, Morgan, Colin, Riley, Dylan, Ethan, Cooper, Baby Dansby (on the way), Serena, Julio, Nick, Alex, Amilio, Cassandra, Giovanny, Sandra, CJ ; and great-grandchild Evelyn.   

He was preceded in death by his parents Laverne and Margaret Dansby.

Funeral Mass will take place at 12:00 noon on Monday January 11, 2021 at Light of Christ Catholic Church (2176 Marilyn St) in Clearwater, FL. Father Patrick Rahill will officiate.   Family and guests are invited to arrive at church at 11:30am.  Following church mass, visitation/viewing will be hosted at Veterans Funeral Care (830 N. Belcher Rd) in Clearwater.  Dennis will be laid to rest with a Catholic committal by Father Ted Costello at 3:00pm at Memorial Park Cemetery (5750 49th St N) in St. Petersburg, FL.   

To share your condolences and special stories of Dennis, please visit www.VeteransFuneralCare.com   and  www.GrassoFuneral.com  

 

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  • Rodger Wells says:

    With deepest sympathy and love to all.
    Rodger and Mary Lou Wells

  • Jane Martin says:

    I’m very sorry to hear about Mr. Dansby. I hope the love and support of family, friends, and coworkers gives you some comfort.

    With sympathy,

    Jane Martin

  • Dino Ferrari says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and family as you grieve.

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