Dennis M. Suain

Dennis M. Suain, 71, of Mount Vernon, OH, died November 7, 2020 at OSU Wexner Medical Center after a long illness.

Dennis was born in Buffalo, NY October 18, 1949.  His family moved to Mount Vernon in 1950 before his first birthday.   He promptly got busy building his family a home.  They moved into said home before he turned three, but his recollections of building it himself were vivid.

He graduated from Mount Vernon High School then went on to attend the school of hard knocks. After dabbling in a few trades he settled on a career as an insurance adjuster. He worked as an independent adjuster until his retirement.

Dennis was an avid hot-rodder and loved spending time in the garage.  He was naturally drawn to anything mechanical and loved fixing things.  You could always count on him to prove you wrong if you said something was impossible.  He was also a fantastic cook.  Anyone fortunate enough to have had a piece of his secret family recipe fudge would agree.   He was quick to reprimand anyone who dared to eat his fudge “like candy”.  He loved racing and maybe above all other things, storytelling.  There wasn’t a topic that he couldn’t expand on and has written/published at least one book.

Dennis is survived by his son Andrew, granddaughter Daisy, sister Jackie Davidson (Jim), brother-in-law Jim Brown, beloved nieces and nephews Nick, Jon, Stacey, Sean and Tina, and an abundance of cousins and friends.

Dennis was preceded in death by his father John (Jack) Suain, mother Merita (Mickey) Kraengel Suain, brother  Gregory,  sister Beth Suain-Brown and nephew Ben Brown.

Dennis was a very caring person, always looking out for others as well as himself.  He could act gruff, but he had a heart of gold.

In keeping with Dennis’ wishes, there will be no calling hours.  There will be a Celebration of Life service at a date to be announced.

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