In Loving memory of Uncle Denny

Dennis Deem, 63, passed away at his home in Downey on July 30, 2012.  He was born in Compton, California on April 4, 1949 to Melvin and Evelyn Deem.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Maryann (MIller) Deem, his son, Roger Lynn Deem, daughter, Andrea Lynette Deem, grandaughter Daymienne Lynn Deem, daughter in law Jennifer Lynn Deem and many dear friends and neighbors. He was also survived by his sisters, Bonnie Watt, Sue Boylin, Dianne Clay and brother David Deem.

At 17, in 1967, he joined the United States Navy where he earned the National Defense Service Metal, Vietnam Service Metal and Republic of Vietnam Campaign Metal during the Vietnam War. He was a radioman, "Proud Shellback" and had the honor of serving on 6 military ship including the USS Providence and USS Annapolis. He also served with Comm First  Fleet.  He was honorably discharged in 1971 with the rank of RM-2.  His patriotism of the Navy never left him, as friends and family will attest. He was given full military honors at Rose Hills. on August 3rd, at his burial.

He started as a box box at age 16 for the grocery story Dixie Farms and stayed with the family in the food distribution most of his life. In 1999, due to his  and his wife's extreme love for animals they started a pet sitting business called "Uncle Denny's Critter Sitters" which is based in Downey, CA.  Dennis got great pleasure and enjoyment from all the critters thoughout the years and has made hundreds of friends. The business they started will continue and live on in his name,

Uncle Denny was a life long resident of Downey.  He was a baseball coach, Cub Master and a Little League Manager.  He was always a huge part of his family and childrens' life.  He enjoyed camping, fishing, detailing fine scale military planes along with his favority hobby of metal detecting.

Dennis was the most amazing husband, daddy, grandpa, brother, uncle, friend and neighbor.  He was loved by all that knew him, for he was so easy to love.  Those that knew him were truly blessed.