Dennis Scharosch was reunited with the love of his life Kelly, on October 10th, 2023. A beloved son, husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, friend, and a special man of God, he passed away at the age of 82, surrounded by the love of his family.
Dennis was born to Nicholas and Mathilda Scharosch on February 14, 1941. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Kelly, with whom he shared 38 wonderful years. He is survived by his two stepsons Brian Henry (Theresa), Kevin Henry (Stephanie Lunetta-Henry), his grandson Austin Lunetta, his brother Stan Scharosch (Mary) his sister Marlene Strand (Ted), along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, and other family members.
A lifelong resident of Sacramento, Dennis graduated from C.K McClatchy High School in 1958 and California State University Sacramento in 1962. He was a supervising engineer with the State of California, Department of Transportation, for an impressive 31 years. Prior to that, in the 1970’s, he also spent time working at Aerojet and on the Alaskan oil pipeline where he was fortunate enough to see the first oil pump in action.
Dennis also had a love of rocketry, an interest that began with his brother when they were teenagers and members of an Aerojet Club in Sacramento. Also, he enjoyed flying RC planes and gold-panning trips. Together with his wife, they attended many gospel music festivals and cruises, in addition to quartet conventions. Dennis also had some musical talent of his own, playing hymns on the organ, piano and accordion.
Dennis was known for his deep love of God and his unwavering faith. He was a faithful servant at Creekside Christian Church. Many would say he was a fine example, of a true Christian. He was a friend to everyone he met, extending his kindness and warmth to all, helping anyone in need. Dennis was the perfect example of a true gentleman, treating everyone with great respect, which could be seen when in his presence. His passing is a loss that will be deeply felt, but his spirit will forever shine bright and his memory a continuous blessing.