Dennis E. Letts
July 2, 1943 – March 1, 2018
Dennis E. Letts, age 74, of Manchester, NJ, formerly of Lakewood, passed away on Thursday March 1, 2018 at home surrounded by his family. Dennis was born July 2, 1943 in Long Branch, NJ. He was a Lakewood resident for most of his life, before moving to Manchester last year. Dennis was the owner operator of D. Letts Inc. excavation service. He was a longtime Forest Fire Service employee, and worked as a fire fighter and district fire warden to his mandatory retirement age of 70. Dennis was also a member of the Lakewood Rescue Fire Company No. 2 for more than 45 years. Always fond of the outdoors, he enjoyed horseback riding, hunting and fishing.
Son of late Elizabeth and Jonas Letts, Dennis is survived by his beloved wife, Diane Haybach Letts; a son, Stephen J. Letts and his wife Kimberly; a daughter, Denise B. Gabliks; a son-in-law, Maris Gabliks; 2 sisters Diane LoBello and her husband Vincent, and Sharon Meyers; a sister-in-law, Judy Marks; five grandchildren, Tyler DiStefano and his fiance Rachel Boll, Austin Letts, Marjorie Letts, Marisa Gabliks, and Alexander Gabliks, 2 great-grandchildren, Holly and Dennis DiStefano; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Sunday, March 4, 2018 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the D'Elia Funeral Home, 1300 Vermont Ave., Lakewood, NJ. A fireman's service will be offered at 7:00 p.m. His funeral service will be Monday, March 5, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Lakewood, NJ.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Stand up to Cancer by visiting www.standuptocancer.org
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.DEliaFuneralHome.com for the Letts family.
- Diane Haybach Letts, Wife
- Stephen J. Letts, Son
- Kimberly Letts, Daughter-in-law
- Denise B. Gabliks, Daughter
- Maris Gabliks, Son-in-law
- Diane LoBello, Sister
- Vincent LoBello, Brother-in-law
- Sharon Meyers, Sister
- Tyler DiStefano, Grandchild
- Rachel Boll, Granddaughter-in-law
- Austin Letts, Grandchild
- Marjorie Letts, Grandchild
- Marisa Gabliks, Grandchild
- Alexander Gabliks, Grandchild
- Holly DiStefano, Great-grandchild
- Dennis DiStefano, Great-Grandchildren
- Judy Marks, Sister-in-law
- Stand Up To Cancer
- Visitation Sunday, March 4, 2018
- Funeral Service Monday, March 5, 2018
- Committal Service Monday, March 5, 2018
Dennis E. Letts
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March 5, 2018
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