David Denton

March 14, 2022


A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for David Denton, 77, of Granville, at 10:00 A.M. Friday, March 18, 2022 at St Leo the Great Oratory, Institute of Christ the King, 221 Hanford St., Columbus with Canon David Silvey as celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Lockbourne, Ohio.

A Vietnam War, Marine Corps veteran, David passed away Monday, March 14, 2022 at Arlington Care Center in Newark. He was born in Frankfort, Indiana to the late Kenneth and Marie Denton.

David’s well-respected 43-year career with the railroads began with the Nickel Plate Railroad, Main Central Railroad, and ended with the Federal Railroad Administration as a mechanical inspector.  He was one of two U.S. inspectors certified in steam locomotives.

A principled man of conscience and character, David was well read, liked to debate, and was known as an arm-chair philosopher to his friends and acquaintances.  Most importantly, David was a man of faith and a devout Catholic. He served as president of Right to Life in Licking County for 15 years. He will be remembered as a loving husband and father.

Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Gail; sons and daughter-in-law, Benjamin Denton, Joel and Jill Denton, and Andrew Denton; grandchildren, Nils Bleistein, Paul Denton, and Elizabeth Denton; sisters and brother-in-law, Suzanne and Richard Cohen and Cynthia Wineburgh; sisters-in-law, Teresa and Mary Gillum; and brother-in-law, Kirk Gillum.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the local food pantry of your preference, as David was concerned for those in need.

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Mass of Christian Burial
March 18, 2022

10:00 AM
St Leo the Great Oratory, Institute of Christ the KingSt. Leo the Great Oratory
221 Hanford Street
Columbus, OH 43206

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