Dennis Pacheco

March 17, 2011

Dennis Pacheco, 51, of Oswego, NY left this world on March 17, 2011 at his home surrounded by family and friends.

Dennis was a 1977 graduate of Oswego Catholic High School. He and Jane Kleinbach were married in Oswego on March 29, 1980. He was accomplished in many diverse occupations. He graduated from Chabot College of Hayward, California with a degree in accounting. Thereafter, the young couple moved to Texas where he learned the trade of machinist. After the birth of their first daughter, Jessica, they moved back to Oswego, NY where a daughter, Kristin (Muppy), and a son, Nathaniel, were born. There Dennis began a career in nuclear power at James A. Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant where he started as an office worker, continued as a maintenance electrician, and retired as a licensed reactor operator. He was employed at the JAF Nuclear Power Plant (Entergy) for almost 30 years.

Dennis worked hard and played hard. He was an avid motorcyclist and enjoyed motorsports, hunting, construction, woodworking, and playing harmonica. He appreciated all types of music, but especially enjoyed the blues, and was known to do an impromptu Elvis impersonation on many occasions. He enjoyed coaching soccer and baseball teams as his children grew through the years. When he wasn’t coaching, he was their greatest fan.

Dennis would say he was blessed with a wonderful life, surrounded by many friends and a loving family. His family was the center of his world. He was an extremely proud husband, father, and grandfather. He is survived by his wife, Jane (Kleinbach) Pacheco, and children, Jessica (Robert) Newson of Saratoga Springs, NY and Kristin (David) DeGroff of Royal Oak, MI, Nathaniel Pacheco of Oswego, NY, daughter-friend Jennifer Cushman of Fredericksburg, VA, and grandchildren, Cole and Allison Newson.

Dennis has donated his body to science, hoping to make a difference in the medical world especially in the cures for cancer. A mass will be said in his name at the Hall Newman Center Monday March 21,2011 at 2:00 p.m. The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home 147 West 4th. St. Oswego.

In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Friends of Oswego County Hospice, 70 Bunner Street, Oswego, NY 13126, or Upstate Medical University c/o The Anatomical Gift Program, 750 East Adams Street, Syracuse, NY 13210.

18 thoughts on “Dennis Pacheco

  1. Jane, I am so very sorry for your loss. Dennis was a wonderful guy. The two of you were such a cute couple in high school, and you have been through so much together. Treasure your memories and hold your children close. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Paula

  2. To the Pacheco Family,
    You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Dennis was a wonderful friend and he could light up a room with his smile. I know that Dennis has left an imprint in the lives of those who knew him, We are honored to call him friend.
    May the road rise up to meet you.
    May the wind always be at your back.
    May the sun shine warm upon your face,
    and rains fall soft upon your fields.
    And until we meet again,
    May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

  3. To Jane and Family~ May you have comfort at this difficult time through the love of many sent to you. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. Dennis was a very good person, with such an uplifting spirit. We will miss him. Rest in peace my friend!

  5. Jane and family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Dennis has always been such a happy go lucky person and so much fun to be around. We have had so many fun times together. Whenever I hear Elvis, I will surely think of Dennis!

  6. Our thoughts are with you all. Dennis was one of the finest men I have known. He will be missed by us all.

    The Lindsey Family

  7. Jane,
    I am sincerley sorry for your loss. We have a whole group of friends that can only understand what we are going through. I pray that God takes your sadness and pain away when he takes mine. Michael and Dennis will now ride together. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    love, Debbie

  8. Jane and Family,

    I worked at JAF with Dennis. How could anyone forget his smile and great personality. I am so very sorry for your loss. Dennis, may you rest in peace.

  9. Pacheco family……..As a contract electrician I worked with and around Dennis on quite a few outages………how can I ever forget his smile and sense of humor and his thirst for knowledge……he was always looking for another way to do his job….to better himself……….my thoughts and prayers are with you all………….Kent Snyder

  10. Our hearts open wide, and we pray that you and your family will find comfort in the beautiful memories that you have…We hope that you are able to find strength in the love that surrounds you and support in the shoulders of dear friends who want to be all that you need them to be. Much love to all of you…

  11. To his family, I knew Dennis through work and he mentioned many times to me that he was a blessed man . He counted hs family first and foremost of his blessings. He will be missed by so many people. He was a kind and generous person who knew what was important and he pursued that with true dignity. I am so sorry for your great loss and you are in my prayers.

  12. Dennis is missed as he brought his smile and laughter with him each day. I can still hear him playing the harmonica in the electrical shop at Fitzpatrick.
    May Peace be with all of you

    Betty Shannon

  13. Jane, Jessica, Muppy, and Nate,
    We love ya’ll so very much and hate that we can’t be there with you now to celebrate Dennis’ life! You will all remain in our thoughts and prayers and know that we are always here for you. Dennis was a great brother, uncle, and friend who will be greatly missed. His smile, laughter, and warmth are a few of things we will forever treasure as well as all the great memories we each have of him. We were all blessed to be apart of his life!
    Gos bless each of you,
    Fonz, Jen, Savanah, and Noah Pacheco

  14. Jane and family I can’t tell you how sadden I was when I heard about Dennis’s passing. Every time I saw Dennis there would be a smile on his face. Jane, I can easily say that you and Dennis had one of the most beautiful and loving marriages I have ever seen. Dennis’s passing is a loss to anyone whomever was lucky enough to know him.

  15. Son,you will always be in our hearts as we wait our turn to go home. In the meantime; the shadow of your smile will light up our lives. “Dios te vendiga hijo”

    Dad and Mom

  16. To my son’s beautiful family..Jane,Jessica,Muppy and Nate.
    May God comfort you and bless you. Dennis truely loved his family.

  17. O Dennis, sweet Dennis, you have left us forever lonely,
    alone to ponder.

    Hasta luego.

    Ruben and Marlene Pacheco

  18. I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

    Valerie Loughrey

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