|Birth: ||Feb. 8, 1927|
|Death: ||May 5, 2002|
Carl R. "Buck" Denne of Duquesne, age 75 died on May 5,2002. Buck was a retired Pipe fitter from U.S.Steel Duquesne Works, He was the City of Duquesne Treasurer an office he held since 1971; husband of Rosemary (Curran) Denne; father of Dr. Thomas C. Denne (Mary Jane)of Keyser, WV, Mamie Donohue (Thomas) of Jefferson Hills, Rosie Dubyak (Andy) of Duquesne, Joseph Denne of Akron, OH, Sharon Beal (Tim) of West Mifflin, Carla Tomas (David) of North Huntington; brother of Henrietta Takacs of Toronto, OH; Sylvester Denne, Clarence Denne and Anna Kosko of West Mifflin; also 13 grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Visitation Tuesday, 12-9p.m. at the Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home, Inc., 915 Kennedy Ave. Duquesne, 412-466-3300 www.maloy-schleiferfuneralhome.com. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph church on Wed., 11 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Church. Burial with Military Honors in St. Joseph Cemetery.
DUQUESNE LOSES CARL DENNE, 75
Duquesne lost both a treasurer and a pillar of the community with the passing of Carl R. "Buck" Denne.
Denne, born Feb 8, 1927 passed away in his home yesterday.
Denne served as Duquesne's treasurer from 1971 until his death, but the reach of his community activities spanned far beyond his elected office.
According to Duquesne Mayor Phil Krivacek, Denne and his family have always been in the forefront of community and school-based organizations, ready to lend a helping hand whenever it was needed.
"He was one of the finest gentleman I have ever known. He did the things he did because they needed to be done. It wasn't to get in the paper or to get a pat on the back. It was just the way he and his family were," Krivacek said.
David Poljak, Duquesne City Manager, echoed Krivacek's comments.
"He was dedicated to Duquesne, especially the schools," Poljack said, "He was their biggest fan."
Denne, a U.S.Marine Corps veteran of World War II serving in the Philippines and a retired pipefitter from the Duquesne plant, U.S. Steel Corp., has held office or been an active member of a broad variety of civic, educational and arts organizations.
Among his presidencies are Duquesne Catholic Parent Teacher Group, Duqusene Junior Tamburitzans Parents and Duquesne High School Basketball Boosters.
He has served as a school board member in Duquesne from 1969 -1971; vice-president of the Third Class City Treasurer's Associates; 50 year member and former junior governor of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 75 in Duquesne; chairman of the Duquesne Democratic Committee; and former member of the Allegheny County Democratic Committee.
In addition to his myriad of civic and educational service experiences, Denne has worn many hats at St. Joseph Church in Duquesne from lector, council member and caretaker of its cemetery in West Mifflin to its current Men's Club treasurer and member of the financial committee.
An active promotor of Duquesne High School athletics for 36 years, he was a former member of the high school's Band Parents and former Boy Scout leader.
Denne also was a member of Duquesne/West Mifflin Council 4210, Knights of Columbus; Subic Bay Marine Corps Verterans Association; and Teutonia Mannerchor and Social Club and American Croation Club of Duquesne.
Krivacek also noted that Duquesne is not the only community to lose an active member.
"Moraine State Park will be missing him, too. He spent his summers there and everyone up there knew him the same way we did." Krivacek said.
Denne is survived by his wife, Rosemary Curran Denne, six children, two brothers, two sisters, 13 grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Joseph J Denne (1887 - 1975)
Anna E. Ruhe Denne (1888 - 1968)
Marietta Denne (1956 - 1956)*
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