Dennis Francis Kadian was a Brooklyn-raised, proud Irish Catholic and a United States Veteran. He was a loving brother, husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend. He loved spending time with his family, dancing, watching the Yankees win, playing golf, and eating rum raisin ice cream and blueberry pancakes.
Dennis Francis Kadian died from advanced dementia at 90 years old. He is survived by his children: Ellen Kadian, Margaret (Scott) Ames, Dennis Edward (Elizabeth) Kadian, and Patrick (Jana) Kadian, and his grandchildren: Kelsey “Elsa” Ames, Julianna Kadian, Rebecca Ames, Mikaela Kadian, Dennis J. Kadian, Nathan Kadian, and Zara Denise Kadian and his brother, James (Dolly) Kadian. He is predeceased by his wife, Brenda (Rocker) Kadian, and his sister Kathleen (Larry) Wahl.
Dennis was born to James and Ellen (Murphy) Kadian in Brooklyn, NY. Throughout his middle and high school years, he worked delivering newspapers and groceries to help support his family. After serving in the United States Army from 1953 – 1961 he attended New York University, where he met the love of his life, Brenda Rocker, and proposed in Washington Square Park. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree from the School of Commerce, Accounting & Finance in 1962. Dennis was an Insurance Broker and Executive with AON (Alexander & Alexander) insurance, serving as a Vice President in the New York and Greenwich, CT offices.
He and his beloved wife, Brenda, were the pillars of the family, traveling the world and hosting many family holidays and events. They were always delighted to open their home to their grandchildren and were regular attendees of many dance performances, sporting events, recitals, award ceremonies, and graduations.
As he strongly desired, he lived in his home until his death. In the hours before his passing, he was comforted by all four of his children. He will be remembered as he lived: a man of strong faith, incredible work ethic, patience, honesty, playful spirit, unconditional love, and respect for all people. He will be forever treasured, remembered, and dearly missed.