Robert J Dennison, 75 from Westchester, New York passed away peacefully after a long battle with Leukemia on July 26th, 2021 surrounded by loved ones. Bob had two loving marriages; Mary Ann Dennison, his first wife who passed in 2010 and was the mother of his three children. He is survived by his loving wife Maria Dennison, his children Ann, Elizabeth, and Robert, sons-in-law Jim and Brian, siblings Maryann, Joseph, and Chris, and his grandchildren Alessandra, Grace, Mikaela, Lucas, William, and Tessa. Bob was also beloved by all of his nieces and nephews, his grandnieces and nephews, his wife Maria’s children, and many close friends and special people whose lives he brightened.
Bob’s most outstanding qualities were his kindness, compassion, and sense of humor. His career was in parole and when he retired he was the Commissioner of Parole for NY State. Bob and Maria spent the last 10 years of his life enjoying vacations, dinners with family and friends, time at baseball games, dance recitals, and art shows with his grandchildren. He was an inspiring man that found the time to touch many people’s lives – fighting for the rights of and freedom for wrongfully convicted prisoners and helping to change laws and lives for the better.
He was also a seeker of any and all possible information. He gathered this info mostly from his children with either daily phone calls or random pop-ins asking important questions like “are you working today? (asked daily)”, “are you taking any trips soon?”, “do you have plans for dinner?”, “where are you now?”, “are you traveling this week?”, “is it hot where you are?”. He was also an excellent sharer of all of this critical knowledge (he couldn’t keep a secret).
Everyone that met him liked him; everyone that knew him loved him.
In Lieu of Flowers contributions may be made to Memorial Sloan Kettering Leukemia Research