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Denis M. Dumm, 52, died Tuesday, August 9, 2011, at The Johns-Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He was born on Monday, December 22, 1958, in Altoona, and is a son of James E. Dumm of Altoona and the late Eileen (O'Leary) Dumm.

Denis graduated in 1977 from Central Dauphin Vo - Tech and also graduated from an HVAC Technical School in Pittsburgh. He was currently employed by Quietside Corporation, Carlisle, where he was an HVAC Technician. Denny was a member of the Good Shepherd Community United Methodist Church, Carlisle and the Carlisle Chamber of Commerce.

In addition to his father, he is survived by his wife of 16 years, Ann M. (Rider) Dumm, one daughter, Kaylyn Gaffney of Mechanicsburg, two step-sons; Clarence Walters of Middletown and SSgt William Walters, US Army of Ft. Lee, VA, one step-daughter, Stephanie (and her husband, Joseph) Lewis of Elkridge, MD, three brothers; John Dumm of Boston, MA, James Dumm of Georgetown, SC and Thomas Dumm of Amherst, MA, five sisters; Maureen Orr of Jacksonville, FL, Kate Dortey of Lenox, MA, Mary Kane of Pittsfield, MA, Patricia O'Kelly of Pittsburgh and Theresa Brown also of Pittsburgh, two grandchildren; Julia Lewis and Tristan Gaffney and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 16, 2011, in the
Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, with Pastor Scott Hocker officiating. Burial will be in Westminster Memorial Gardens, Carlisle. Viewing will be held on Monday from 6 - 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Good Shepherd Community United Methodist Church, 2135 Ritner Highway Carlisle, PA 17013.

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I am so sorry for your loss. I know this is so difficult for you and
 if there is any way I can help you, please call.
 Denny was my only little brother, and I will miss him in untold ways.

Therese Brown

 Our hearts go out to everyone that is hurting. Denny was a man who would help anyone when they needed. He touched so many people with his kind acts and will be deeply missed. The kids and I will never forget all the special things that he did for us and our family.

Jeremy & Angie Sheaffer

We are so sorry to hear of Denny's passing. 
What a great guy, always smiling. 
Our prayers are with you and the family.

Stan & Sherry Morrison

There are no words that can measure our loss.
Denis was my baby brother and I will always recall the joy and vivaciousness he brought into our lives. Our sons adored him and we will miss him with all our hearts.

 Love to all,

Maureen, Steve, Sean, Liliana, Randy, Alina, Kevin, Francesca, Brendan, Lukas and Chloe Eileen
(Maureen (Dumm) Orr)

We are so sorry for your loss.  Our Hearts go out to all who are hurting.  When asked to help on a Church project, Denny always said yes.  He touched others by his kindness.  We are Blessed to have known Denny.

Our Prayers are with you.
Stan & Kay Albright

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this sad time. Take care.

Suzy O'Leary

Ann, my deepest condolences to you. We lost a great leader, I just want to let you know my heart goes out to you and his family and I know there are no words to console you, just know we will keep you in our hearts and our prayers.


It is difficult at this sad time to know what to say, but our thoughts and prayers are with you always. We will miss his visits with Archie.  He was a great person that will be missed by everyone.

God Bless!
John & Betty

I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers.

Russ Blackledge, Carrier Enterprise

We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Know that you and your family are in our prayers. We know that at this time your strength will come from God and he will bring you through this. God Bless!!!!

Angie Stackfield-White & Gary Stackfield

 Denny literally guided me to what I have today. He was my mentor, made life fun, and was always happy. He trained me at HB McClure and I will never forget him. He will be missed greatly.

Debra Donadee

 Ann, I am so so sorry for your loss. I wish there were words that could provide the comfort that you need right now. My heart has been going out to you all week in thoughts and prayers and I will continue to hold you in prayer. In time, God will provide you with comfort and peace.

Angie (Gaffney) Shipman

We are so sorry to hear of Denny's passing.We enjoyed our times together and he will be sorely missed. Our prayers go out to you in this time of sorrow.

Tom and Georgia Marston

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Buzz & Sue Bruner

My sons join me to tell you how very sorry we are
 for the passing of our dear Denis.
 No one has as big of a heart as he does -
 his concern for me will never be forgotten.
You are in my thoughts - and I hope you see butterflies everyday.

Much love,

Patty, Michael, Brian and Kaijen
(Patty, Michael and Brian O'Kelly)

Your entire family is on our hearts and in our prayers~ May the Lord surround you with peace beyond understanding~ Our most sincere sympathy in this tragic event~

Lin and Gary, Ohio

I had the pleasure of speaking to Denis many times for business-He was a tremendous chest of knowledge and enjoyed helping others with that knowledge. He will be missed very much. Very sorry for your loss..

Tom Quinn Sr-HVAC Dist Inc

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. The pain of loss does not end in a few days, weeks, months. Gradually, although you never stop missing a loved one, the pain of loss is eased by remembering all the times shared and treasuring the memories.

John O'Leary

Dear Ann & Family,

Please accept my sympathy upon the passing of Denny. I will keep you in my thoughts & prayers. May Our Lord comfort you in your time of sorrow.

Jackie Shaw

I am very sorry for the loss.  I have worked with Denis for many years and his support will be missed.

Greg Boner, Dibco Inc

Words can't describe how my heart is aching right now. Our prayers are with you and your family. May God comfort you with his hands.

Billie & Laddie


Denis will be missed by all who knew him. I grieve for your loss.

Gary Keuper - Sunbelt Sale

 Dear Ann and family-
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss.
Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Denny was a warm and loving cousin that cared deeply for his family.
He will be missed.

The Spellman Cousins
Kate Spellman Wechsler


Dear Ann and family,
 Denis will be greatly missed by myself as well as the other Trane employees that had any contact with him. Denis was always the "Go to guy" for all of us when we needed help on technical support or any other issues with products. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

 Lee Hunt, Trane Co.


We were very sorry to learn of Denny's passing. Please accept our heartfelt condolences.

Tim and Kate Doherty

Denis was a special person that you are blessed to encounter in life. We are all going to miss him and our deepest sympathies go out to Ann and all his friends and co-workers.

Jim Mertz- Boland TRANE

Ann and Family,
Our hearts break with yours as Denis' loss sinks in over the next few days/weeks/months. He was a wonderful cousin always, and he will forever be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Frank, Mary, Jordan, Justin and Erica Wiley

Had a very good business relationship with Denis...
He was always the gentleman...
Well liked in the industry...Will be missed by all.

Bernie Manning  Reading Foundry and Supply Company

So sorry to hear of the death of your husband. We will keep you in our prayers for God to give you strength and comfort in this time of loss.

Jim & Pam Sheaffer

May God Bless Denis and the Dumm family. My prayers are with you.

Michael Anthony Cafaro

I was saddened to read of Denny's passing in todays Altoona Mirror.
Denny was a childhood friend who has given me many fond memories.
 Please accept my condolences and know that your family is in my prayers.

Tom Moore, Altoona

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