Elmer David “Reggie” Denner, 83, of Hollister, California passed away on December 17, 2016 in his home with his family at his side. Services are pending.
Reggie was born in Exmouth, England to Katherine (ne Frye) and William Denner on October 20, 1933. His father was killed at sea during WW II. His young widowed mother, three siblings, Mollie, John and Vivian and stepfather Charles Surgey immigrated to California to start a new life in Santa Cruz. He attended Boulder Creek High School entering the United States Marine Corps shortly after, serving in Korea in the early fifties. He became a successful journeyman plumber for 36 years in Santa Clara County installing exotic prototype plumbing in seminal Silicon Valley semi conductor industries. He has four children, David, Mary Ann, Charles and Cindy; has four grandchildren, Melody, Jennifer, Lee Ann, Destiny, Douglas, and Matthew, and many great grandchildren. He married his devoted wife, Pamela, in 1987.
He will be remembered for embracing so many lives with his open arms and joy in life affecting many.
He is preceded in death by his sister Molly Massmasman and brother John Denner.
Memorial donations may be made to the Hollister Veteran’s Memorial and Jovenes de Ano.