Dennis (Pablo) Gittens, 2010.
Dennis Courtney Gittens
  • 68 years old
  • Date of birth: Sep 24, 1945
  • Place of birth:
    Trinidad and Tobago
  • Date of passing: Oct 26, 2013
  • Place of passing:
    Brooklyn, New York, United States
Let the memory of Dennis be with us forever

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Dennis Gittens. We will remember him forever. TRIBUTE: You may leave a tribute below (max. 6 lines). STORY: You may leave a short story (greater than 6 lines) by clicking the "Stories" tab above. You may also upload your special photos. ********************************************************************************************************************* A memorial service we be held on Saturday, November 9th., 2013, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM at the Piro Funeral Home, 251 Dekalb Ave., Brooklyn, New York 11205.
Phone: (718) 789-1535
*********************************************************************************************************************** A memorial service is pending on Wednesday, March 5th., 2014,
10:00 AM -11:00AM, at St. Crispin's Anglican Church, 55 Alberto Street, Woodbrook, P.O.S. Trinidad.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by reginald vidale on 26th October 2014

"Yes a year has passed since my dear brother left me so suddenly with out saying good bye and today I continue to miss you dearly.Pablo you were always a true caring and devoted friend and I would always remember you. Rest in peace my brother and rise in glory"

This tribute was added by Paula Ramsay on 22nd October 2014

"I regret that I didn't really know my cousin Dennis even though he lived only a block away from me in loss.  But somehow, viewing this site has reimbursed some of that loss. Thank you Deanne and Giselle for letting me catch a glimpse of Dennis' life.  And as you all remember his passing this Sunday, please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Paula (McLeod) Ramsay"

This tribute was added by gail walrond on 28th September 2014

"Miss you Pablo. May you continue to rest in peace. From your cousin Gail."

This tribute was added by reginald vidale on 25th September 2014

"On this the 69th Birthday of my dear beloved friend and brother I want not just to wish him a happy birthday but to remember him as being a true, loyal, sincere friend who I will always remember. As it approaches a year after his passing I still find it rather difficult to come to terms with his passing. May he rest in peace and rise in glory. A great friend he was. Love yuh Bro"

This tribute was added by Deanne Newton on 24th September 2014

"Remembering you on your special day.  Rest in peace as your memory continues to live on."

This tribute was added by vanetta gittens on 24th September 2014

"One year ago God took you home for a reason that we will never understand. Today would have been your birthday, and I know for sure there would have been a "grand" celebration,  but for whatever reason, it's not so.  May you rest in peace as your memory continues to live on"

This tribute was added by NIGEL PARKER on 13th January 2014

"I will miss you Dennis, I cried when I  heard the News.....everytime you're in trinidad around Carnival you will pass and check me & family out in St.James, When I was in New York for the First Time ,you showed me around.Thanking you and your brother Junior & Auntie Brownie for Knowing you guys  in '06, You're  the one & only Dennis "Pablo" will be surely missed.  may your SOUL rest in peace in jesus name"

This tribute was added by Lystra Funderburk on 27th November 2013

"Brother Poem:  Written By Sister Lystra Funderburk

I wrote this as therapy as I though it would be good for me.

Never though it could be you,  I NEVER wanted it too.

My tears will never go away,  my heart seems like it has been thrown away.

While flying to see if it was true,  memories of you ran through my head, and I CANNOT BELIEVE THAT MY BROTHER IS DEAD.

The last time I spoke to you, I promise to take care of you.

Always thought you would be around, not knowing you were on the ground.

I looked at you and I saw peace and that gave me some relief.

Now it is time to say goodbye all I feel to do is break down and cry.

Love you brother"

This tribute was added by B McLeod on 16th November 2013

""Our condolences to all the Gittens family on the passing of Dennis. This is from Bruce McLeod and family, Toronto, Canada. It is not easy to miss a family member so close to you all. God bless you all and comfort you all through the coming days.""

This tribute was added by reginald vidale on 12th November 2013

"I find it difficult to accept that"

This tribute was added by reginald vidale on 12th November 2013

"I find it very difficult to accept that my brother and friend of over 50 years has left me just like that without a sound or murmur.Pablo epitomized caring,love for others,a sense of humour,impecable integrity,love for the Steel pan and the Bands from Wood brook(Starlift,Invaders,Phase2),a TRUE loyalist and a patriot beyond reproach.With all the faults he had I loved him still. R.I.P PABL"

This tribute was added by Stephen Lewis on 8th November 2013

"Condolences from the entire Lewis Family:Rita, Clayton, Glenda, Brenda, Lennard and Stephen. Remember when I first visited New York in 1981 for 4 days.Pablo took me to several places including the Empire State Building . Cousin Dennis R.I.P


This tribute was added by esther pollard on 5th November 2013

"Around Carnival time I would often meet Dennis along a street in Woodbrook and I knew he would, before returning home, drop by for a visit. He seemed to have all the latest news and would add some humorous anecdote to what he had to relate. Debbie also wants to say that she remembers him as being a jovial and carefree person. He will be missed."

This tribute was added by david lee on 4th November 2013

"R.I.P Pablo....Roxane and I remember you fondly....I remember 'Roasting Breadfruit with Red Seal and  salt meat in the back garden in Alfredo Street..."

This tribute was added by Roxane Lee-Affonso on 31st October 2013

"So long Pablo.  I don't remember a time in my life when I didn't know you.  The Gittens and Lee families spent so much time together - Easter in Toco, Carnival limes, helping to make costumes for Starlift, waving flag for Invaders, pelau in the stands when the band crossed the stage, sailor bands and powder, pushing pan.  R.I.P. my friend."

This tribute was added by Anne-Marie Grannum on 31st October 2013

"I knew him Pablo since I met him in 1972.  He made us laugh especially at parties.  I knew 2 sides of Pablo - the party side and the serious side.  I remember when I saw Pablo in the deli on Lexington Avenue on a Monday morning and I did not recognize that Pablo.  What a shock!!! After that I knew another side of Pablo that I really loved. See you again my friend."

This tribute was added by Stafford Grannum on 31st October 2013

"I will like to thank Dennis for filling my life with joy, excitement and lots of memories.  He was a true friend to me and my family.  There were two sides to Dennis, sober and non-sober.  I experienced both and to summarize our friendship, what a genuine intelligent person.  He will surely be missed and my condolences to his family."

This tribute was added by Eulan O'Connor on 31st October 2013

"Thanks Giselle for sharing... I am only now learning of Dennis' passing, and am so sorry to hear.  He will be missed by all you for his colourful character.  Your comfort is in knowing that he joins his parents.
God willing, we plan to be home for Carnival.. we will be able to attend the memorial service. Eulan and Rusty.  God Bless you all"

This tribute was added by hazel gittens on 31st October 2013

"Uncle Dennis, you will be truly missed. I remember you taking my sister and me to the candy store around the corner in Brooklyn,teaching us how to play "jacks".You bought me my first deck of magic cards, and we could always count on you for a tick tack.Last Christmas you spent with us,teaching my son to play bottle n spoon.
R.I.P. "Pablo"."

This tribute was added by Akio Ross on 31st October 2013

"Uncle Denis, what can I say... It was just last Christmas that you were teaching me how to beat bottle and spoon, in the kitchen.I was looking forward to a day when we will beat bottle and spoon together, because I have been practicing. I may not have as many memories as everyone else but you will be missed just the same. R.I.P"

This tribute was added by Denise Stanford on 30th October 2013

"Carnival will never be the same without you, It was carnival this year (2013) when I last saw you on Alberto St.  Gone, but will never be forgotten. My memories of you will always be fun and laughter, May God be with you. Peace. RIP"

This tribute was added by vanetta gittens on 29th October 2013

"Dennis, the "one and only" a very unique human being.  You left us unexpectedly, but with many memories. You will never be forgotten for the many ways in which you impacted this family.  Gone but not forgotten.  R.I.P.  Ps.116:15  Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints"

This tribute was added by Deanne Newton on 29th October 2013

"R.I.P Pablo.  We will miss your sense of humor, your giving spirit and your presence at family functions.  Woodbrook, Starlift and Invaders will also miss you, especially at carnival.  You have left us with many memories and you would never be forgotten."

This tribute was added by Giselle Gittens-Eaton on 28th October 2013

"We will miss you Uncle Dennis. You took my sister and me to the Empire State Building for the first time, taught us how to fly a wasp (jack spaniard) on a thread in our backyard in Trinidad, and encouraged us to play fun word games that made us think. We will miss your bottle and spoon rhythm section at Christmas and carnival time. May you keep the rhythm going in heaven."

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