WASIEWSKI, Dennis J., 60, of Skaneateles, formerly of Carle Place, NY, passed away May 7 at home. A native of Long Island Dennis worked in construction management and served for more than three decades as a volunteer firefighter, including two terms as chief, with the Carle Place Fire Department. A loving husband, father and grandfather, he raised his family on Long Island before retiring to the Finger Lakes region in 2005. Dennis enjoyed all seasons outdoors. He was an avid fisherman and boater, snowmobile enthusiast and Harley-Davidson rider.
Dennis is survived by his wife of 38 years, Donna; and children, Denise Naughton (Kevin), Dennis John “DJ” Wasiewski (Erika), DeAnna Wasiewski (Mark); John Schwab (Christie); and grandchildren, John, Joey, Finn, Shea, Olivia and Bella; as well as his father, John; brother, Warren Wasiewski (Debra); and sisters Diane Sullivan-Schwab and Peggy Odom (Greg). He was predeceased by his mother, Edna.
Family will receive friends at Donohue Cecere Funeral Home located at 290 Post Ave. Westbury, NY 516-333-0615 on Saturday 7-9 PM and Sunday 2-4 & 7-9 PM. Service Monday 10:30 AM at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Carle Place, NY. Interment to follow at Nassau Knolls Cemetery, Port Washington, NY.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Dennis’ memory to Make-a-Wish Central New York, 5005 Campuswood Drive, East Syracuse, NY 13057. Donations will be used to grant the wish of a local child hoping to enjoy an outdoor adventure.
Dennis’ father, John Wasiewski is a vestryman at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Carle Place and his name appears on the Raymond Parish, John Wasiewski “Good Citizenship Award” plaque which hangs on the back wall of the church.