Dennie E. Bland

December 11, 1946 - May 13, 2017

12/11/1946 - 05/13/2017

Past Services

Tuesday May 16, 2017
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Bellaire Chapel
441 37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions
Wednesday May 17, 2017
11:00 am
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
54038 St. Mary Street
Neffs, OH 43940
740-676-3277 | Directions

Dennie E. Bland, 70, of Bellaire died peacefully on Saturday May 13, 2017 at Liza’s Place in Wheeling, WV surrounded by his family. He was the son of Dennis W. and Marjorie McCloud Bland born in Wheeling, WV on December 11, 1946.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Gladys Bland Dunfee and brothers-in-law, Ronald Klee Adams and Tony Vinskovich.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Vickie (Virginia) Vinskovich , four daughters, Denise (Rob) Srock of Mingo Junction, OH, Denette (Scott) Callahan of Batesville, IN, Denielle (Kevin) Bickmeier of Cannonsburg, PA and Denianne (Steve) Gardner of Cincinnati, OH. In addition he is survived by 7 grandchildren, Katie and Andy Srock, Riley and Sean Callahan, Sophia and Kenden Bickmeier and Molly Gardner, as well as 3 nieces, 3 nephews, 3 great-nieces, 4 great-nephews, 4 great-great-nieces and 3 great-great-nephews. He is also survived by his sister Peggy Bland Adams and brother-in-law JosephVinskovich and sister-in-law, Dana (Steve) Hoffman.

Dennie was retired from the former First Energy R. E. Burger Plant Shadyside, Ohio and the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory, a lifelong member of IBEW Local # 350. He was a 1964 Graduate of Bellaire High School, past president of Burger Federal Credit Union, past president of Sacred Heart Parish Council, past president of Sacred Heart Holy Name Society, past president of the Bellaire High School Alumni Association. Dennie was a 20 year volunteer fire fighter and EMT with Neffs Volunteer Fire Department and 15 year volunteer girls basketball coach for St. John Girls grade school. Member of the Bellaire Sons of Italy, Rotary Club Bridgeport, Ohio, an avid bowler, and a member of Sacred Heart Church in Neffs, Ohio.

Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes – 441 37th Street, Bellaire, Ohio 43906 on Tuesday May 16, 2017 from 1pm- 8 pm. A vigil service will be held at 7:45 that evening with Fr. Daniel Heusel. Funeral liturgy with Mass will be held at 11am Wednesday May 17 at Sacred Heart Church in Neffs, Ohio with Fr. Daniel Heusel officiating.

Memorial contributions can be made in Dennie’s name to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bellaire High School Alumni Association or to Liza’s Place, by going to “”.

A special thank you to the staff of Valley Hospice for their sincere care and concern. Share your thoughts and memories of Dennie with the family at

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Jim Kovalo
6 years ago

Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of Denny. He was a good man.

Bob and Sherry Duncan
6 years ago

Vicki, our deepest sympathy to you, the girls, and the family. We just saw this on FB and sorry I didn’t see it sooner. May you feel His loving arms around you to comfort you. You will be in our continued prayers. God bless and our love to your family.

Don and Kathie (Lovejoy) Barnes
6 years ago

We were so sorry to hear of Denny’s passing. Dad (Jump Lovejoy) always had such kind words to say about a fellow “Ohio Edison” employee. Our thoughts and prayers go to the entire family.

Dolly Gibas
6 years ago

So sorry. Prayers for Dennie and the family.

Sharon Boczek
6 years ago

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. What a wonderful family that you, Vickie, and Dennie created. Such great girls…he lives on in them. I’ll always remember his sense of humor… Holding you all up to the Lord , Sharon

Patricia Vaglienti Nelson
6 years ago

My condolences to the family. I am so sorry to hear of his passing.

Steve and MaryJo (Zacchini) Kurko
6 years ago

Our class, our Hill neighborhood and the entire community has lost one of the best of humanity…….Denny was loved and respected by all who were fortunate to know him. To Vickie, Danielle, Dennette, Denianne and Denise I extend our deepest sympathy. You are a beautiful group of ladies and he left you as a testament to his life. I am so happy to have seen you today but so sad to say good-bye. He will not be forgotten ladies.

Linda Klee Hubbs
6 years ago

Rod and I were so sorry to hear of Dennie’s passing. I graduated with him; he was always such a nice man. I know he was involved in so much, and will certainly be missed. Your family has our deepest sympathy. God Bless.

Jamie and Ethan Gardner
6 years ago

Thinking of you all during this very difficult time.

Lanny and Debbie Sitar
6 years ago

Vickie, our sincere sympathy to you and your family. May God bless you.