Thursday, July 25, 2024

Dennis Michael Conlon, 78

WILMINGTON — Dennis Michael Conlon, 78, Wilmington, NC mastered the leap of faith off this globe, Friday, June 7 due to multiple physical complications.

A service for Dennis will be held at Church of the Servant, Oriole Drive, Wilmington at 11:00 am, June 29.

Dennis explored all things in life with the sole purpose of enjoying and discovering adventures, even the mundane. He offered a smile to all those he interacted with whether stranger or friend. His interests were many and varied allowing him to easily engage in conversation with just about anyone.

After retiring from the Office of Naval Research as an oceanographer, he relocated to Wilmington in 2007. He delved into discovering new passions. He learned to play May-Jongg and ultimately became a teacher of the
game at OLLI. He has enjoyed singing bass with the choir at Church of the
Servant. He was eager to volunteer time for any need. His zest for food
included eating at restaurants that provided a sweet and savory delight to
his senses. He was known and loved by many of the employees at local
restaurants and business establishments in Wilmington.

Dennis’ adventure into the cosmos of the unknown begins now as his wife,
Belva and their four-footed kitty children begin a new chapter in their story.
His sibling, Maureen Connell (Gary) is the remaining member of their core
family. All others are partying with Dennis in Nirvana.

His enthusiasm for movies and music and theatre and books were
enormous. His recent deep dive into life expressions was the film, “This is
Where I Leave You.” It provides an example and window into the world of
Dennis. If possible, he would be thrilled if anyone would care to watch the
movie in his honor. He would bestow blessings knowing others receive any
insight on the messiness that relationships bring when love is involved.

We ask if any person wishes to share tribute to Dennis that in lieu of
flowers, please share a donation to a charity of your choice or Church of
the Servant, Adopt An Angel or Good Shepherd Center. Offering a smile to
all you encounter may not change the world, but it could mean the world
to one person.

It’s not that he lived happily after ever. It’s that he lived.

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