Dennis Alan "Denny" Smith

Mar 9, 1950 - Mar 7, 2017


Dennis “Denny” Smith, age 66 of Elk Grove, California passed away on Tuesday, March 7, 2017. He was born March 9, 1950 in San Francisco. He graduated from UC Davis where he majored in History, and more importantly met his wife, Diane. He worked for the State of California Department of Health Services, Employee Development Department, and retired from the Department of Veterans Affairs as a Section Chief in the Information Services Division in 2011. He also taught Introduction to Computers in the evenings at Cosumnes River College. He worked hard to support his family, but will be better remembered for being kind and generous, as well as for his quick-witted sense of humor and gregarious nature. He loved baseball (Go Giants!), his dogs, hiking, music, beer and pizza, and the simple things in life. During his retirement he helped daily at his son’s restaurant, Old Town Pizza and Tap House in Elk Grove, where he was a staple and became a second father and good friend to many. He will especially be remembered for the love he had for his family including his wife Diane, of 42 years, his three children Kristy, David, and Jennifer, and daughter-in-law Jamie, and son-in-law, Mike.

His public celebration of life will be Thursday, March 16th at 11:30 a.m. at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church followed by a reception at Old Town Pizza.

There will be a visitation on Wednesday, March 15th from 5-7 p.m. at East Lawn Elk Grove Mortuary 9189 East Stockton Blvd. Elk Grove, CA 95624.

Funeral Home:
East Lawn Elk Grove Mortuary
9189 E. Stockton Blvd
Elk Grove, CA
US 95624


  • Bob Russo says:

    Please accept the condolences of myself and the entire family here at East Lawn Elk Grove.

  • Russell Jackson says:

    Denny, I wish that all could learn by the way you lived !

  • Randy Smith says:

    Denny, you were the best brother anyone could ever have. You were also a wonderful husband and a terrific father to your kids. At these difficult times now, they are showing what a beautiful family you were part of. I will miss you so much and always remember all of the great times growing up with you, being in your wedding, and being involved with your wonderful children’s lives. You will be greatly missed as you were loved by all who knew you.

  • Mike says:

    Dave, Jamie and family I am sorry for your loss. Your pops spirit lives in you. Keep it alive

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