Zabor Funeral Home Inc.
5680 Pearl Road Parma, OH 44129,
between Snow & Ridge Road
DENT, William E. “Gene”

DENT, William E. “Gene”

William E. “Gene” DENT, Age 79. Beloved husband of Dolores (nee Domann). Loving father of Denise, Suzanne Kravec (Frank), Michele Nelson (Michael), William Jr. (Gayle), and Carolyn Anderson (Robert). Dear grandfather of 7, great grandfather of 6. Loving brother of the late Cliffie, Lewis, and Shirley.

Please MEET AT CHURCH for the Funeral Mass: Wednesday, August 31, 11:00 AM at St. Anthony of Padua Church.

Memorial Visitation: Tuesday,  4-8 PM at The Zabor Funeral Home, 5680 Pearl Rd. Parma (betw. Snow & Ridge).

Memorial donations may be made to Seasons of Life Hospice, 9511 W. Pleasant Valley Rd. Parma, 44130. To offer online condolences please visit


Messages of Condolence

  1. I was so sorry to hear of Gene’s passing.
    I often think back fondly to the visit to Phoenix both he and Delores made a number of years ago and the time spent. I always could look forward to running into Gene working out at Bally’s when I would return home for a visit. He was the most postively optomisitc and energetic person I had the privliedge of knowing and was a close friend of my parents Paul and Rhoda.
    Our thoughts and wishes go out to his family at this time.
    David & Janet Slack- Phoenix

  2. Dear Dolores and family:
    We were very sad to learn that Gene had passed away.
    It has been many, many years since we were neighbors on
    Brookdale Avenue. But my sons (David Modny and John Modny)
    and I certainly remember all of you–and we know what a great
    husband and father that Gene was.
    With love from all of us,
    Janet Modny Kuch and sons

  3. I love you grandpa! It’s hard to say goodbye. You were such an amazing person in my life. I am who I am today because of you. I’m truly blessed to have been a part of your life. I love you to heaven and back!


    Your AmyBell

  4. Dolores I do truly feel your loss,Chief Dent was very special to me.
    He never,never,and I do mine never let me forget he grew up very poor, and that no one in this great country has any excuse not to try to do something with their life.

    So from all the former Officers of The Premier Industrial Corporation,Division of Protective Services.

    “We Love You”.

  5. Gene was one of the “Scout” fathers that really helped out and made an impact on us boys, when his son Billy and I were in Boy Scouts together. I have many good memories of those times, which I will cherish the rest of my life.

    God Bless you Gene. You are at rest now with my dad and most of the other Scout leaders.

  6. Dear Dent Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss please accept my sincere condolences at this time. Something that I have personally found to be a great source of comfort is the thoughts expressed in the Bible at John 5:28,29 where we see that there is going to be a resurrection of those who have died. Also at Revelation 21:4 we see that God is going to eliminate all of the causes for why we deal with sorrow,pain and even death itself. It is my sincere hope that these thoughts bring your family comfort at this time. Once again I am so sorry for your loss.

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