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Dennis Lee Patalon

June 17, 1945 February 11, 2021
Dennis Lee Patalon
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Dennis Lee Patalon, 75, of Elyria passed away Thursday, February 11, 2021 at his home surrounded by family. He was born June 17, 1945 in Cleveland. Dennis proudly served his Country in the United States Navy. He enjoyed teaching, diving, golfing, going to Cancun but most importantly he loved and enjoyed his family. Survivors include his beloved wife of 56 years Tonita (nee Chapman); daughter, Tammie (John) Blansett of Mt. Pleasant, S.C. ; sons, Robert (Kathy) of Holland, MI., Randy of Riverside, CA.; grandchildren Angela, Joseph, Ashley, Paige, Matthew, Trevor, J.J. and Jennifer; great grandchildren Lillian, Norah, Preslee, Aubreigh, Ian, Ivy and Dylan; sisters Laura, Sandy and Cindy; brothers, Richard, Steven, and Robert. He was preceded in death by his parents Max and Dorothy Patalon (nee Bogner). Family will receive friends from 2PM until time of Service at 4PM Sunday, February 14, 2021 at the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. (at St. Rt. 57), Elyria, 440-322-4626, where military honors will be provided by AMVETS post # 32. per CDC guidelines social distancing will be observed. MASKS ARE REQUIRED. Burial will be private. There will be a Celebration of Dennis’s life at a later date. The family would especially like to thank Lori and Crossroads Hospice for their wonderful care and support. Family suggests those who wish may make donations to the Friendship APL 8303 Murray Ridge Rd. Elyria, Ohio 44035. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

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2:00 PM 2/14/2021 2:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 2/14/2021 4:00:00 PM
Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home

38475 Chestnut Ridge
Elyria, OH 44035

Funeral service at 4:00 PM Sunday, February 14, 2021 in the funeral home

Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home
38475 Chestnut Ridge Elyria 44035 OH
United States

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Private Final Resting Place
United States

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Friendship Animal Protective League 8303 North Murray Ridge Rd. Elyria, OH. 44035


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