Dr. Thomas D. Dennis of Pompano Beach, FL passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family.
He was preceded in death by his parents George and Jane of Pompano Beach, and brother James Dennis of Colorado. He is survived by his wife, Sandra of 58 years. Daughters, Sherry Torode (Jeff), Robin Forgash (Walt). Grandchildren, Stephanie Montella, Erica Eiswerth, Melissa Prochilo (Domenick), Vincent Montella, Steven Forgash, Hailey Forgash, Ava Forgash; and nine great-grandchildren as well as his buddy "Rocky" his canine companion.
Dr. Dennis was born in Akron, Ohio and moved to Pompano Beach in 1957. He met the love of his life, Sandra Wilson, at Pompano Beach High School. He received a basketball scholarship and continued to Marshall University. He graduated from Southern College of Optometry in 1966. He practiced Optometry in Pompano Beach for over 50 years. He was passionate about his work and enjoyed the many loyal patients he took care of over the years. Mostly, he loved being with his family. He enjoyed boating, fishing, sports, and horseback riding. He was a member of Sons of the American Revolution, member of Florida Optometric Association, Inc., President of the Broward County Optometric Association in 1978, and member of Sand & Spurs Stables Advisory Board of Pompano Beach.
A visitation for relatives and friends will be held at Horizon Funeral & Cremation Services, 4650 N. Federal Hwy, Lighthouse Point, FL 33064 on Friday, October 4, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. until service time at 1:00 p.m. A private family interment will be held at Pompano Beach Cemetery.
Donations can be made to American Cancer Society 1-800-227-2345 or www.cancer.org
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Dr. Dennis has served 3 generations of our family. He will be missed. There is just no way you can pass the office and not remember him. Our prayers for the family.
Dr. Dennis was my Dr. for over 25 years. He wasn’t just my Dr. he was my friend. As a resident of Pompano since 1964 and a PBHS graduate we had to gossip about people we knew. It was always a great visit when I would come in. He was always since a kind fun man and would share the travels he had with his family. He will be truly missed. Condolences to his family that he loved so much and was so proud of.
To my friend and fellow board member for more than 30 years. You will be
missed and your memory will live on. A very special person. Jerry & Newana Bowman
Thoughts and prayers for the family. Tom was such a good person, I remember him from PBHS. God bless each of you.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Sherry. What a wonderful person your father was, I always enjoyed our visits when I visited his office. His face always just lit up when he spoke about you. I am so glad that I was able to know him. Sending love and sympathy to you and all of your family.
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