Dennis H. Girard 90 of Englewood, Florida passed away on September 7, 2018. He was born February 14, 1928 in Balston Spa, New York to Israel and Marion (Swift) Girard. He was predeceased by his wife Patricia.
He was an Air Force veteran during the Korean War and he was the founder and owner of Denny's Sports World on Beach Road in Englewood until he retired in 1990.
He was a Graduate of Balston Spa High School, Past President of the Englewood Rotary Club and the Englewood Chamber of Commerce and a Smoked Mullet Award Recipient.
Dennis was an active member of the Suncoast Writers Guild and he published two books on Poetry and Prose; Mangrove Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society, where he gave many presentations on native plants.
He was a volunteer for the Myakka State Forest, Sarasota Parks and Rec Division and Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center at Cedar Point.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center, P.O. Box 163, Englewood, Florida 34295 or TideWell Hospice.
A Celebration of his Life will be held February 14, 2019 at Cedar Point Environmental Park of Englewood.
Arrangements are by Lemon Bay Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Englewood.
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