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Michael Paul DeNyse

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Michael DeNyse, 39, of Largo, Fla, and formerly Cinnaminson, New Jersey.  A loving husband, father, brother, son, great friend, and a dedicated U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class, Michael was greatly loved by all who knew him.  Michael was a talented photographer, and loved nothing more than to spend time with family and friends, sharing as many smiles and as much happiness as possible.  He is survived by his loving wife Christina, son Anthony, daughter Zoey, father Paul, mother Audrey, sisters Lindsey DeNyse (Barbieri), and Ashley DeNyse.  A ceremony to honor his memory will be held at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg North Moorings, 8th Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 (Downtown area near USFSP) on Wednesday March 13th.  Gathering beginning at 4:00pm and ceremony starting at 5:00pm with services arranged by Veterans Funeral Care.  A second service will be held in Cinnaminson, New Jersey with services by Givnish Funeral Home.
The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to an educational fund for Anthony and Zoey through the following link:  Or please send checks payable to Christina DeNyse and mail them to Paul DeNyse, 2307 Laurel Drive, Cinnaminson, New Jersey 08077.
Please reach out to Michael’s family to share your compassion and support during this most difficult time.

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  • Barbara and Gary Munro says:

    So sorry Christina, Anthony,& Zoey. Our prayers and love are with you all. 🙏

  • Karen DeNyse says:

    Micheals wonderful smile and big personality will forever be etched in my mind and my heart. The world is a better place having Micheal in it, even for just a while, but will be loved forever. My prayers are with you Christina, Anthony and Zoey.

  • tom dickinson says:

    To all of mikes family you are in our prayers. Thanks for your service to our country .Your friends from cinnaminson .

  • Mark says:

    Our thoughts are with Mike and his family. We are deeply sorry for your loss.

  • Pamela , Jeff, JoMarie & Reed Hofmann says:

    Mike was happiest when everyone was laughing, smiling & having a good time. He was the guy we all wanted to be with because of his charm, whit, sweetness & positive outlook about everything.
    May Michael’s infectious smile dry your tears, his sweet charm warm your broken hearts & his belly laughs resonate & bring joy to your empty souls once again.

  • Tara Bell says:

    Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time


    RIP. Please let me know via email when the Sector service will occur.

  • Bill Hutchison says:

    I first got to know Mike when I joined a bowling league and his fun loving nature immediately became apparent. We had great fun which developed into a friendship as well. Later on I met Christina, along with Anthony (Ant…love that name) and Zoey. I genuinely missed Mike and family when they went to Philadelphia but we kept in touch. Later, when Mike returned to Florida, we talked about bowling again and Mike even came up with a team name and had shirts designed, but it never came to pass. Anyway, I prefer to remember Mike as he was…just a great guy.

    My deepest condolences to Christina, Anthony and Zoey. Bless you all.

  • Jonathan Gonda says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I know how special he was to everyone and how his smile and presence always lit up the room. Prayers to you and the kids

  • Kim Dennisom says:

    The Mildred Helms family is thinking of you all. Sending peace and comfort. Anthony and Zoey, we love you both very much!

  • Lawrence Timpe says:

    Mike and I first met in Curtis Bay, MD. Mike was an immediate great friend. So many hilarious and awesome adventures, many I still think of and reflect on often, those glory days. Every once and a while, Mike would post up a throwback photo of those Maryland years, a reminder he also still carried our time together in his heart. I am still in bewilderment that he is gone, he was too young, too much of a great happy guy, always with a smile on his face, he left us too early. My heart goes out to all who knew him, and especially his family, Mike is very loved, and will be remembered.

  • Angie says:

    I remember the first day we met. It was the first day of 6th grade (I think) when he first moved to Cinnaminson. Mike and I have remained friends, falling in and out of touch for 30 something years. We shared a love of our friends and family, and the beautiful moments caught on camera with them. We shared a love of water, and were on swimteams together. We particularly enjoyed sharing stories of our kids, being that they are very close in age. It’s hard to image that I won’t see any of his comments on my posts, or see another picture of his ocean sunsets. I’ll miss sharing stories of being an Eagles fan in foreign territory, and family photos in our gear. Mike’s infectious laugh, and brilliant smile will forever shine through his beautiful family. The best of him will remain here in our memories and our hearts. It doesn’t seem fair, and I’m not quite sure if one can ever really get over a loss of this magnitude. But, I do know that the brightest stars don’t shine as long. Mike’s soul is like that for me. He gave us so much all at once, his mortal body couldn’t keep it contained. But his light is still all around us.

  • George Papabeis says:

    My deepest condolences. I had the pleasure of working for and with Petty Officer DeNyse as a
    Public Affairs officer in the Auxiliary. He was always, courteous, respectful and treated me as
    an equal.

  • Stephan Brown says:

    Our condolences to the family and friends at this difficult time. Thank you to the family and our Shipmate for your service. May the support needed be provided during this difficult time and may the memories help with healing.

  • Christie Burns says:

    Although it’s been years since Mike and I had been in touch, this news has made me so sad! Mike was a good friend and neighbor to me in middle school, and we shared some really fun memories of playing in the snow during the famous blizzard of ’93. Christina, even though we’ve never met, I want to tell you that seeing your family photos on FB always put a smile on my face. Mike definitely touched my life and made my teenage years a lot brighter. I’m incredibly sorry for your loss, and I’m wishing you and the kids all the strength and patience it will take to get through this. I think whenever you bust out laughing, or make someone see the lighter side of a situation, or find that one funny thing that puts a smirk on your face, that’ll be Mike’s legacy living on. Blessings to the whole family. The sadness over this is shared far and wide, but so are the colorful fond memories of Mike.

  • Dan says:

    I’m sorry to hear of your loss. Mike was always a cheerful character, and in my couple of interactions with him on base, he was always a positive worker. I’m saddened to hear of his sudden passing, those are sometimes that hardest to deal with. My condolences and prayers and with Christina, Anthony, and Zoey that their hearts may find peace.

  • Pat Prado says:

    As a Public Affairs Officer with the Coast Guard Auxiliary in Tampa, I had the privilege of serving with Petty Officer DeNyse. My prayers go out for his family during their time of loss.

    RIP Michael; we will miss you!

  • Chad Saylor says:

    Honored to serve alongside you and call you my shipmate. Rest in peace, brother.


    PAC Chad Saylor

  • Joyce Litten says:

    My heart goes out to Christina, Anthony, & Zoey. I bowled with Michael at Liberty Lanes in Largo. He always made me laugh and enjoyed his crazy antics. There was no way that I couldn’t be in a good mood around Michael. Like I have read, it was a joy to watch his family and friends on Facebook and understood his passion for photography. My heart is broken and my prayers go out to all his family and friends. Take care Christina. Please know you will always be in my thoughts and prayers.