January 01, 1970

Dennis Neil Alston, 73, formerly of Laurel Gardens, born on February 3, 1949, and died on August 13, 2022, was the beloved son of the late James and Catherine (Hattinger) Alston and brother of the late James, Jr. (the late Karol). He was the much loved husband for 52 years of Suzanne (Morgan) and the loving father of Jill Liberto and Dennis, Jr. (Emily) of Clarion. He was the proud grandfather of R. Ford, Ryan, Spencer, Taylor, and Matthew. He is also survived by many cousins, nieces, and nephews whom he cared for deeply. Denny was employed by Associates Commercial Corporation in the trucking industry for over 33 years. His leadership skills were evident in many facets of his life, whether it be organizing yearly truck shows at the Convention Center on behalf of the Allegheny Chapter of PMTA where he served a term as President or organizing annual carnivals for the benefit of Laurel Gardens Volunteer Fire Company where he was a life member and served as President for over 20 years. He always strived to achieve and was successful in maintaining an “A” rating in the fire company for over 30 years. Denny spent his life being kind and caring. He was a good friend to many and would go out of his way to help anybody. He had a smile that was contagious and he will be dearly missed by all who loved him. Family and friends will be received at Devlin Funeral Home, 806 Perry Highway, on Wednesday, August 17, from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 with a service officiated by Pastor David Littke on Thursday, August 18, at 11:30 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 161 Sixth Avenue, Laurel Gardens. If attending, please meet at the church.

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  • Roger Myers

    Suzi, So sorry for you loss. My deepest condolences to you, Jill, and Denny. This was the first that I heard of it.

  • Peggy Holzgrafe

    Dear Suzi, We are so sad to learn of Denny’s death. I’m so sorry it took so long to find this out. Sending you hugs and prayers for comfort and peace. Love, Peg

  • Jim Landry

    Just saw the post and saddened to hear. Many fond memories growing up. I think I remember Dennys smile more than anything. So sorry for your loss.

  • Sherry and Bob Bursic

    Honored to have known Denny and will treasure our memories of him.


    I was saddened to learn that Denny had passed. He was much more than a business acquaintance to Don & I. He became a dear friend. My condolences to your family. God Bless you all.

  • Hawkeye & Marlene Hauck

    Our deepest sympathies. Denny will be dearly missed.

  • Lori A Wharrey

    I did not have the honor of knowing Dennis, but I see that he was a wonderful person. He certainly passed his traits for leadership and kindness to his daughter, Jill. I will pray for healing and peace for the entire family.

  • robert waag

    With Deepest Sympathy.
    May it comfort you to know
    That Dennis is at peace
    and in the loving arms
    of our Lord.
    Dennis was more than a brother firefighter
    And a friend;
    Bob & Anna Waag

  • Esther Radvinski

    My deepest sympathies. Denny was such a kind man. I remember when I first came to work at Hunter Truck and Denny would come every Wednesday to do floorplan checks. He was always smiling and offering assistance. Denny
    had such a great sense of humor. He was such a gentleman and was so caring to people. Denny was truly one of the nicest people I have ever met. May your loving memories bring you comfort and peace until you see him again.

  • Joelene Hester

    Denny was a dear friend for many years who taught me so many things… how to drive and pump an engine were some exciting things I learned from him. But he taught me so much more than that. I miss our talks and his advice. I know his Suzie, Jill, Denny, and all his beautiful grandchildren will miss their “Happy.” He was very special. Thank you for sharing him with us for all those years. My heart is with you all. May his memory be a blessing to everyone who knew him.

  • Rachel Bonistalli

    I’m so very sorry to hear this news about Denny. While I had only few interactions, they were impactful seeing his spirit for life, his support of his kids, and love for his family. I hope you take comfort knowing his best lives on in you all whom he gave so much. Heartfelt sympathies and may he Rest In Peace.

  • Mary White

    Sue and family, my deepest sympathy to you all. Denny was a wonderful person and inspiration to others. May he rest in peace.

  • Tom Mulkerin

    Sorry for your loss He was a great man.

  • Robert David Hunt

    Denny was a very kind, gregarious man that was always interested in other people. He always cared about other people and their lives. He will be missed.


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