DENNIS A. OFANDISKI
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Dennis Allen Ofandiski, age 70, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, November
6, 2020. A lifelong resident of Lorain, he was known to many as Lorain
County's "Mr. Fence."
He was born at the former St. Joseph's Hospital on July 1, 1950 to the late
John and Linda (nee Delmonico) Ofandiski. Growing up, his sister Kathleen
was his best friend and accomplice in skipping Sunday School. Dennis
graduated from Lorain High School in 1968. He began his fencing career at
Sears and Roebuck in 1972 before starting how own business, Ofandiski Fence
Company in 1983. He often said the best part of his job was the people he
met. It's been said that when Dennis reached those pearly gates, he had to
take a minute to adjust them to make sure they would be straight as possible
when we all followed behind him.
Even though he could have retired years ago, he worked until the day he
passed away. On his occasional day off, he enjoyed gourmet meals prepared
by his family of chefs, Friday date nights at the casino, winter vacations
in Florida with family and friends, watching Ohio sports teams, and fishing.
He is survived by his beloved wife and business partner of 37 years, Ardith
(nee Stephens), daughter Jennifer Moore (John Kiska), son Justin Dennis
(Amanda D'Amico), daughter Kelly Marie (Richard Bouska), dearly loved
granddaughter Hannah Moore (Erik Kneip), cherished sister Kathleen (Stan)
Eustler, niece Samantha (Steve) Peck, and great niece Allie. Also left to
mourn his passing is his trusty companion and side-kick, his dog Petey.
Dennis has many loud, yet very loving cousins, in-laws, friends, current and
former employees who will mourn his passing for years to come.
Dennis was preceded in death by his parents John and Linda Ofandiski and his
son-in-law Big Dan Moore who was formerly of Amherst.
The family will host a memorial service and luncheon 2 p.m. on Saturday,
November 21, 2020 at Rosewood Place, 4493 Oberlin Avenue, Lorain. Covid-19
precautions will be observed and face masks are required.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the Lorain
Police Officers Charitable Foundation, Cops and Kids Program, c/o Lorain
Police Department, 100 West Erie Ave., Lorain, OH 44052.
Dennis would want to say to his friends and family......Jak sie masz...Dzien
Andras Crematory & Funeral Home, Lorain, entrusted with arrangements.