Gregory Mark Dennis
  • 58 years old
  • Date of birth: Mar 13, 1955
  • Place of birth:
    Leongatha, Victoria, Australia
  • Date of passing: Jan 5, 2014
  • Place of passing:
    Missouri, United States
Remember friend as you pass by, As you are now so once was I, As I am now you soon shall be.

Gregory M. Dennis, 58, passed away January 5. He was born to Dr. Stanley M. Dennis and Naldi Walters on March 13, 1955, Leongatha, Australia. He is survived by his wife, Catherine Lynch; children, Katherine Sosna, William, and Zachary; father, Dr. Stanley M. Dennis; and sister, Deborah Vernon.

He attended school at Manhattan High School, Kansas State University, Oxford University, London School of Economics and Washburn University.
  He represented veterinarians and related organizations for over 25 years. Dennis was expert in veterinary law and lectured extensively in the US and internationally. He was a founding member of the American Veterinary Medical Law Assoc., legal counsel for both the MO and KS Veterinary Medical associations and American Veterinary Medical Association consultant.  
Visitation is Jan. 18 from 11 to 12 pm followed by a noon service at Sheil Colonial Chapel, Kansas City, MO. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to local animal shelters or American Diabetic Association.

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Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Linda Dean on 23rd January 2014

"Stanley, Catherine, Kate, William, Zachary;
    Greg and I worked together from 1994 to 2007, when I had the pleasure of meeting each of you once. Please know that I will continue to send each of you healing prayers while you are adjusting to your loss.
   Greg was a delight!  His quit wit, dry humor, integrity to seek clarity, devotion to family, and act on his dream to improve his corner of the world are his legacy.  These very characteristics are also what challenged me. I saw others receive his "stealth" style of challenge as well. Greg's standards would not allow for anything less than what was the right thing to do. Bravo for him!
    I have always trusted Greg for his character and judgment. I will miss him.
Namaste to each of you.  Namaste to you Greg!"

This tribute was added by Jill Freeland on 20th January 2014

"Catherine, we are so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband.  Please know that you and your family are in our hearts and prayers.  Jill, Mike, Will, & Max Freeland

Mrs.Lynch I am so sorry about what happened. I miss and love you so much.-Sophie-"

This tribute was added by Kent Perry on 15th January 2014

"I have been fortunate enough to have known Greg since 1984 when he joined the firm of Wagner, Leek and Mullins. Our relationship as professional colleagues spanned a period of 27 years interrupted by a six year period of separation during which Greg served as counsel to a credit card company, and after which he again joined me to continue practicing law with me. Greg was a scholar and intent upon working feverishly for and on behalf of his clients and steadfast in his pursuit of a cause. I did, and always will respect him as a lawyer, and as a man. He was bright, congenial, funny and fun, and always pleasant and accommodating to be around. Most importantly, though we had our differences, he was my friend and I know he felt the same. The week before he passed away, we had discussed meeting either for lunch or a late afternoon drink to bring in the New Year. I am so sorry that proved to be an appointment he couldn't keep.

Rest in Peace, Mr. Dennis."

This tribute was added by Cindy Sasse on 14th January 2014

"I am very sorry to hear of Gregory's passing.  I worked for a company that had Gregory as their legal counsel.  He was a very talented individual.  Gregory had a in depth knowledge of veterinary medicine,  the field I work in.  Dr. Dennis, I was a student of yours at KSU.  My maiden name was Bohling and you were one of my favorite instructors.  It was one of life's fun twists to find your son to be our legal representative at Lambriar Kennels.  Gregory will be missed by so many.  I will keep your family in my prayers."

This tribute was added by Gail Golab on 13th January 2014

"I had the pleasure of working with Greg in my role as a staff member at the American Veterinary Medical Association. He consistently provided thoughtful responses to my questions, and I very much appreciated his sense of humor that brought much-needed relief in the midst of some challenging discussions. He will definitely be missed!"

This tribute was added by Teresa Lazo on 13th January 2014

"I was so very fortunate to meet Greg through my involvement with the American Veterinary Medical Law Association.  Greg was so thoughtful and genuine in making me feel welcome in the group.  I immensely enjoyed our conversations about advancing the profession and protecting the public from unauthorized or unscrupulous practitioners, the latter matters to which I attend in my role as counsel to the Pennsylvania Board.  He will truly be missed."

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