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Dennis W. Day

March 24, 1940 - December 11, 2008

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, December 15, 2008 at Gilliland Cemetery in Sweet Home, Oregon.

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Dennis W. Day, age 68, of Sweet Home passed away Thursday morning. He was born in Rochester, New York to Robert Donald and Shirley (Tinnear) Day.

He grew up in Brockport, New York, where in 1970 he established his first HVAC business with the aid of his brother, Jimmy Day.

Dennis was a member of Local 13 Plumbers and Steamfitters Union, and the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society in Rochester, New York. He was an airline pilot/instructor in New York, where he trained navy pilots, and was a commercial pilot in Newport News, Rhode Island. He also worked in maintenance at OSU.

Dennis Day

During his life he also spent time in Province, Rhode Island and Grass Valley, California before moving to Sweet Home in 1990.

Dennis was a devoted Catholic, who enjoyed working with his hands, flying airplanes, building antique cars, and restoring an old boat. He will be greatly loved and remembered by all of his family and friends.

Dennis is survived by sons, Anthony and Christopher Day of Oregon and Gregory and Eric Day of New York; mother, Shirley V. McBride; brothers, James and his wife, Debra Day, and Robert Day; and sisters, Debra and her husband, Mark Laney, Lori and her husband, Robert Bryant, Pamela and her husband, Michael DiSanto of New York, and Carol Purvee of California.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Donald Day, and sister, Betty Jane Day.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, December 15, 2008 at Gilliland Cemetery in Sweet Home, Oregon.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling services.