OBITUARY

Charles Dan Denison

December 25, 1945February 13, 2021
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Charles Dan Denison passed away peacefully at home at the age of 75. Charles was born on Dec. 25, 1945 in California to Margaret and Charles Denison Sr. He graduated from Cubberley High School in Palo Alto, CA in 1963. He met his life-long love in high school, Paula Marchetti. Charles & Paula married on Dec. 5, 1964. They were blessed to enjoy 56 years of marriage, a tribute to a wonderful life they made together. Charles worked for 42 years at Hewlett & Packard. Charles coached soccer in Santa Clara CYSA for many years. He was an avid camper and water skier. Also, he enjoyed singing in the choir at Saint Justin’s Church. He enjoyed traveling with family and friends. Charles is survived by his loving wife and devoted children: Dan Paul Denison (preceded him in death), his daughter Heather Denison Pereira and her husband Frank, daughter Jessica Dension De Anda and her husband David, Grandchildren Zachary, Paul, Hannah, Jack, Addison, and Great Granddaughter Emma. He will be truly missed.

Services

  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021

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Vickie Lancaster

February 25, 2021

Sending love to Dan’s family. He was such a true gentleman and his tender love and care for his family was so evident and made him so endearing. He was so proud of all of you and beamed around his dear Paula. He will be deeply missed by all who were blessed to know him.

lisa marchetti

February 25, 2021

So many memories of my Uncle Dan, to many to list. Here are a few that I will share with you ;
• Summers on the lake, our families dancing on the patio of the house boat to the song "LOLLY POP" playing charades at the camp site with a white sheet hanging from the clothes line, being tricked into sniper hunting.
• Holiday parties and monthly birthday celebrations while Uncle Dan walked around making sure to get memories with his camera, spinning Ice Cream with the old school Ice cream machine, and cranking the pasta for the tortellini.
• The way he would say "Hi Lisa" when I arrived at a gathering and especially his laugh..... A very contagious laugh. A laugh I swear I picked up when I was 10.

Love you Uncle Dan!

Marcia and Ken Schneider

February 23, 2021

Paula, Jessica and Heather

Dan and Paula welcomed us as part of their family over 40 years ago. We met as part of the families whose children attended the Cupertino Parent Coop Nursery School and a friendship developed that has lasted a lifetime.

When we learned Dan had past after a long courageous battle with health issues our hearts sank, but knew he had and left a legacy of a great loving family and a example of how to live a life with love, integrity and strength.

The first thing that struck me was how we will miss his laugh. Dan did not giggle, when he laughed it was always full throated and uncompromising. That was kind of Dan wasn't it, when he was in, he was all-in. Whether it was coaching soccer, utilizing his many skills around the house or supporting family in good times and bad.

We took many excursions with Dan and Paula but maybe my favorite memory is the camping trip to Kirby Cove, close to the base of the Golden Gate Bridge. It was pre-dawn and the fog was in, when suddenly a fog horn bellowed within the campground and we all came flying out of our tents. Many were not happy about the experience, but above all the din i heard that laugh that all-in laugh of Dan. Dan of course thought it was funny and he was right - so right.

So we all have stories that will come to mind but when we think of Dan we will only have good feelings inside and a smile. But we will miss our friend and when we have our future get togethers with Paula we will keep a seat for Dan.

And those early pictures of Dan i could swear there is some James Dean in there.





Ann Becerra Fata

February 22, 2021

Paula, Heather, Jessica and family-
We will always remember Dan’s constant smile, kind nature and great handyman skills. May God give you the strength you need during this very sad time. RIP Dan.
Sincere Condolences,
Vince and Ann Fata

Tere Allen

February 22, 2021

Dan Denison was the kindest, gentlest man that I ever met. The world will miss him terribly. I met Dan through Paula at Sutter School. As we got to know each other they welcomed me into their home and their family with open arms. Dan was famous for offering me free advice and I always took it because he was always right. Dan's approach to life was a peacefulness that became a model for my own spirit. As I say good-bye to Dan, I carry with me many memories and life lessons. I am grateful for the presence he had in the world but also thankful that his suffering is at long last over. Dan was deeply loved by all whose lives he touched. He will remain in our hearts forever. We carry him forth now in the Dan Denison stories that we will continue to tell until the end of our days.

Patsy Vargas

February 21, 2021

Paula, Heather and Jessica,
I am so sadden for you. Dan was a great guy and funny. His laugh could change a room.
Be kind to yourself, Grieve if you have to.

My sincere sympathy,
Patsy Vargas

Ginger Wahlgren

February 21, 2021

My husband, Jim Gleason, and our three sons were privileged to have been touched in different ways by Dan. He couched our son in soccer, was a friendly neighbor, and the husband of one of my close friends. He and his son-in-law Frank remodeled our kitchen ten years ago. Having him in our house every day for several months made it possible for us to get to really know Dan. He was considerate, generous, kind, gentlemanly, and an honor to call a friend. We will miss him greatly. A sweeter man never lived.

Victor Espino

February 20, 2021

Dan, you will truly be missed by many. I've been blessed to have known Dan since we worked together at H.P since 1973, I couldn't have asked for a better friend/coworker, it was such a joy being around him, he was the nicest and caring person I've ever known. I will miss my Friend A LOT.

Victor & Anita Espino

Gil & Julie Feller

February 20, 2021

We have known Dan since he and Gil were part of forming a youth soccer league in Santa Clara back in the late 1970's that is still thriving today. Soccer united our families and we had many good times attending San Jose Earthquake games and tailgating together.
Since those days we enjoyed many years of friendship with Dan and Paula. Dan was one of a kind - great family man, friend, incredible human being.... a generous, kind and loving guy. We sure will miss him.

Marcia & Al Vierra

February 20, 2021

Paula, Heather, Jessica and families,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Cherish your memories of all the fun and good times you’ve made with this special man in your lives. May these memories help you through this sad time. I know Danny is now resting in peace.
With our sympathy and love,
Al and Marcia

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