Dena Marie Dymtrow

25 août 197017 juin 2021

Dena Marie Dymtrow, age 50, of Tampa Florida passed away on Thursday, June 18, 2021. Dena was born August 25, 1970 in Hackensack, NJ to Janet and John Dymtrow and was the eldest of four children.

She is pre-deceased by her father, John F. Dymtrow and her brother, John D. Dymtrow.

She is survived by her two precious children, Hannah Marie Pavliga and Jack William Seiden; her mother, Janet D. Dymtrow; her brother Dan (Jill) Dymtrow and Deacon, Luke and Lila; her brother Dave (Lauren) Dymtrow and Brody, Brennon and a new baby niece due in November; who all love her and will miss her forever.

Dena will be loved and remembered by her beloved family of Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins as well as her treasured friends.

Dena also leaves behind her two constant companions Chubbs and Harley. Dena attended St. Joan of Arc Elementary School and Boca Raton Community High School in Boca Raton, Florida; she attended the University of South Florida in Tampa and received her Juris Doctorate from St. Thomas University College of Law in Miami Florida; started her law career as a Public Defender in Tampa immediately after graduation where she grew in experience, she was a professor, and a mentor to many young and future attorneys. She was well respected in the legal community, and known to be a zealous and passionate attorney for all her clients.

Dena has left a lasting and beautiful legacy which will be continued by her children and never forgotten by all of us who love her. Her most identifiable laugh will be one memory that none of us will ever forget. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Best Friends Animal Society: No-Kill Animal Rescue & Advocacy. Bestfriends.org

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 2pm.


  • Memorial Service

    samedi, 24 juillet , 2021


Dena Marie Dymtrow


Brittany Harley

12 septembre , 2021

You may be "gone" but you achieved your purpose.

- Useful
- Honorable (literally)
- Compassion
- Made a difference (me, I'm your difference here)
- You [live]ed.
- You [live]ed well.

I am sorry.

💔That is what I should of wrote in the guestbook 7/24.

Lupe Mitcham

7 juillet , 2021

My heartfelt condolences to Dena's family and children. Dena was my neighbor on Harbour Island and we shared Thanksgiving together with her children and friends. Also spent a wonderful evening at a worship service in December. She was a dedicated lawyer who helped many in their cases fight for justice. God bless her family and praying for God's comfort. She is now resting in peace in the arms of her Creator. Lupe Mitcham

Angela Paolillo

4 juillet , 2021

My sincere condolences to Dena's family. Dena was the strongest woman I knew. She always had good advice to share with me and because of her passion and wisdom, made me a better person. Dena, I will miss you very much and you left us too soon. I will never forget you. Until we meet again, rest gently my dear friend.

Jessica SparkmN

3 juillet , 2021

Jane I am so sorry for your loss. I have been on Facebook with Dena for about 4 years now. And I am so sad for you and your family. I am sending all my love and hope god helps you thru this rough time.

Diane Giannola

30 juin , 2021

There are no adequate words to describe how deeply saddened we are to learn that Dena Dymtrow has passed away. Every member of the Dymtrow family has been a special blessing in so many ways to the Giannola family. We are devastated to know that this wonderful family has once again been dealt the burden of immense grief in the passing of Dena. We pray that you will know the presence of God’s compassionate grace holding you close and giving you strength during this difficult time. Please know also that your family is being covered in prayer and an abundance of love. Dena was a beautiful light in this world. Her light will continue to glow in eternity. With much love. Diane and Rich Giannola

Sandi Savia

29 juin , 2021

I am so so sorry for the Dymtrow’s family tragic loss. May you all be comforted with the happy times you spent with Dena and hold special memories close to your heart.

domenic grosso

29 juin , 2021


Robb Magi

28 juin , 2021

I was fortunate enough to know Dena From Saint John of Ark. This is still a shock. Is a beautiful soul and a beautiful woman taken way too soon.

I know that nothing I say here will assuage the grief and sense of loss that her family is feeling, as well as her friends. I ask that God Provide the family with strength and wisdom through this difficult time.

Laura Underwood

28 juin , 2021

I met Dena years ago on Harbour Island. I will cherish the times we spent together laughing, sharing heart felt moments, talking and walking on the boardwalk. I remember her vibrant spirit that was so contagious along with her infectious laugh, that I loved. I send my sincerest and heartfelt condolences to her family. God Bless all of you.

Leah Davidson

28 juin , 2021

I taught at SJA for 36 years and Dena was one of the beautiful ones who passed through the halls. It’s more than sad to to see I’ve outlived another of my “children” . Sincere sympathy to the family and friends of this young lover of animals.
Leah Davidson
Lake Worth, FL