Orland Funeral Home

9900 W 143RD ST, Orland Park, IL


Christopher J. Dennis

December 7, 1993July 4, 2020
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Christopher John Dennis, a resident of Chicago, Illinois, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on July 4, 2020 at the age of 26. Chris is survived by his parents, Cindy and Ted Dennis; his siblings, Jonathan, Elizabeth, and Timothy Dennis; his grandparents, Ronald and Cristina Sarlitto and William Dennis. He will also be missed by his many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Chris was preceded in death by his grandmother, the late Phyllis Dennis, and his uncle, the late Matthew Dennis.

Chris was born on December 7, 1993 to Cindy and Ted Dennis. He graduated with honors from DePaul University in 2016 with a bachelors of science degree in Information Science. He was a problem solver who often took on difficult projects at work and around the house. Chris was an avid adventure seeker. He enjoyed the outdoors, live music, snowboarding, DJing, motorcycling, and spending time with his family, friends, and pets. Chris was full of life and will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

A visitation will be held on Friday, July 10th, from 1:00pm to 8:00pm at Orland Funeral Home, 9900 West 143rd Street, Orland Park, Illinois 60462. The family has requested that all attendees dress in bright colors. We ask for your patience and cooperation as we have to manage the rotation of attendees in and out of the funeral home in order for us to remain compliant with the Illinois Public Health Department.

In consideration of the safety of our guests and associates, Orland Funeral Home will adhere to the current gathering restrictions in the state of Illinois, which allow 50 or fewer guests at services at a time. Proper social distancing must be practiced and all guests will be required to wear face masks at all times.

In lieu of flowers, please visit your local pub or brewery and raise a glass of beer in honor of Chris. For more information, please call (708) 460-7500.


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Mark Dennis

July 16, 2020

Ted, Cindy, and family, my deepest sympathies.
The great postings and pictures here show that Christopher was loved and appreciated by many, and lived life to the fullest.
May his memory be a comfort to you.

Your cousin, Mark.

Dominic Sanfilippo

July 12, 2020

I went to high school with Chris and was part of his 'block' on an impactful retreat in the fall of our senior year. He was an incredibly kind, bright guy, and this was tough news to hear. I have no doubt that his words, actions, and memory will ripple positively through many, many lives in the years ahead.

Beaumont Family

July 10, 2020

So many memories of the Dennis and Beaumont kids growing up together- bon fires, Awana (including blaring music from the Newsboys), Six Flags Great America, sandbox creations, hide and seek, nerf guns, water guns, the park, picnics, baseball, Lake Geneva Youth Camp, and so much more. Such joy and laughter could be heard in our backyards. We so loved Christopher. We will greatly miss him and his beautiful smile.

Nate Sudnick

July 9, 2020

I met Chris through mutual friends and hung out with him in Chicago after we graduated college. He was one of the nicest dudes I've ever met and had an infectious smile that would light up the room. He always brought good energy to any situation and was just a pleasant person to be around. I'm extremely sorry to hear of his passing and am wishing my deepest condolences to his family. Chris - you will be missed!

Rosalie Sullivan

July 9, 2020

I'm so sorry for your loss of Chris. Such a tragedy! I remember him always having a smile on his face, being friendly & kind. I'm glad that my son Stephen is able to call Chris his friend. I will always cherish the memories of being part of the Providence Hockey family. It was such a great group of players & parents! There were so many awesome moments! You all are in my thoughts & prayers! 🙏💕

Al Gustafson

July 9, 2020

One of my favorite memories of Chris is the multiple event playlist he organized for me. He put together music for Bears's games, GlogG parties, boat rides and my favorite “Al’s Retirement Extravaganza “. He always kept us entertained. Gonna miss his positive view on life and contagious smile.

Ryan Tijerina

July 8, 2020

Brenda and Roland Nocera

July 8, 2020

We are so very sorry for this tragic loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Chris was one of the nicest young men which we were privileged to get to know sharing hockey time together. Our deepest condolences.

Paulita Killian

July 8, 2020

Ted and family Mark & I are so sorry about the loss of your dear Son you and your family are in our prayers! Hugs and prayers 🙏🙏😇 Love Uncle Mark & Aunt Paulita

Daniel Liberman

July 8, 2020

One of the nicest people I’ve met. Randomly met him at a bar and we became friends after and kept seeing each other at different shows and events. Hung out a few times and he really was a great person. Can’t believe that he’s passed away.


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