Dennis Patrick Craven

March 5, 1957 - October 24, 2021

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Dennis Patrick Craven, 64, of Erlanger, KY passed away on Sunday, October 24, 2021. He was a retired sales executive after many years in the tool and telecom industries and attended Holy Cross Church in Latonia and Holy Trinity Parish in Louisville. Dennis was a proud graduate of Holmes High School and Eastern Kentucky University which he called "the Harvard of the Appalachians". He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed playing tennis. Dennis was preceded in death by his father: Everett J. Craven, Jr. and siblings: Michael Craven and Chrissy Craven. He is survived by his wife: Bea Craven; mother: Sue Craven; first wife: Carol Sue Craven; children: Zach (Julie) Craven and Meredith (Tony) Fernandez; siblings: Timmy (the late: Judy Gray) Craven, Connie (Bob) Riesenbeck, Julie (Bob) Henry, Evie Craven and Kay Craven; grandchildren: Benjamin Craven, Charles Craven, Roland Fernandez and Petra Fernandez and sister-in-law: Martha Craven. Visitation will take place on Friday, October 29, 2021 from 11:00 AM until the Catholic Prayer Service at 1:00 PM at Connley Brothers Funeral Home, 11 East Southern Avenue, Covington (Latonia), KY 41015. Interment will follow at Mother of God Cemetery, Ft, Wright, KY. Online condolences may be expressed on Facebook or at


Shannon McDevitt - Oct 29, 2021
Meredith, I am so sorry for the loss of one incredible guy! I will never forget your dad’s fun loving, upbeat personality. He was always so involved and dedicated to his kids and their friends. I remember he told me that coffee will stunt my growth and stain my teeth! I still think of that comment from time to time and it brings a smile to my face. Your dad was pure joy to be around and his presence will be missed. I know he’s so proud of you. My thoughts and prayers are with you guys. Prayers for peace and comfort in such a difficult time. Love, Shannon McDevitt
Roshie and Bill - Oct 29, 2021
Good Bless all of you. RIP Dennis.
Jim Mersfelder - Oct 29, 2021
Tim and Family i am so very sorry for your loss..i just started talking to Dennis on line about his latest trips..He will be missed just without words..Everyone again im so very sorry.R.I.P. Dennis
Jule Kessler - Oct 29, 2021
Dennis was such a special man! Never met anyone like him 🥲. He loved his family and friends! You were his sunshine❤️. I am so blessed to have been part of his life for a short time! So many wonderful memories with him and the Craven Family! My heart and prayers go out to Bea, you , Zak and his mom, siblings and grandchildren who I know he enjoyed spending time with! ! Rest In Peace Dennis! You touched a lot of people’s hearts while you were here on earth! And will never be forgotten 🙏🙏🙏😢
Steve Gallagher - Oct 29, 2021
A special person. I remember first time I met D, he had that massive fro, and carried it off. Sharing the house on Darleen Court in Richmond. Throwing together a flag football team at EKU, him playing QB with a cigarette dangling out of his mouth. My first date with Cathy and all of us going to see Lowell George at Bogarts in Cincy. D had that easy going, street-wise personality, that I admired. Thanks for taking me along for the ride.
Gary Dukes - Oct 28, 2021
Sending Prayers and condolences to the Craven family and to Bob and Connie. Dennis was a wonderful Beta brother and friend. Remembering all of the parties and dances with "Bags". All our love from the Dukes family.
BILL Carpenter - Oct 28, 2021
first of all I want to say how sorry I am about your loss. I was a class of 75 At Holmes High. I knew Denny and had classes with him. He was a very funny guy the kind you couldn't wait to hang out with, Like many people from our class I am sorry that I didn't get to hang out more after we left school. We lost another classmate the same day as Denny so live your life to the fullest and have some fun. Hold on to those good memories of him. Bless your whole family.
Linda and Tom Amberger - Oct 27, 2021
Bea sorry for your loss. Hang on to the good memories you shared. Prayers for you and Dennis's family🙏🏻
Marcie Curlin - Oct 26, 2021
I am very sorry for the family at this time. I didn’t know Dennis very well. I work at the Lawrenceburg Eagles and had met him a few times and he was so cool what a joy to know him.
Dick and Dottie Wenz - Oct 26, 2021
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. We had some great times at Churchhill the day after Thanksgiving!!
David King - Oct 26, 2021
Words can't express your loss,God Bless
Kenneth Michaels - Oct 26, 2021
In our lives we are lucky to meet a handful of people that are really special. Every moment,encountering them is beyond beautiful and above expectations. Dennis " The Kentucky Wildcat " was one of those people for me and everyone I know who was lucky to meet him.In our last co versatile he emphasized to go for it and take dead aim at the pin.Dennis always knew the right path. I'll do my best to live on in his honor doing those things. I'll always remember and miss you my great friend. LOL Ken
Judy and George Ahlborn, Jenna and Ben Clemence - Oct 26, 2021
We were very saddened to hear of Dennis' passing. We have many fond memories of times spent with him and his family, particularly visiting them in Tucson, AZ and spending a week long two family vacation road trip throughout Colorado. He was always so nice and enjoyable to be around and we are certain he will be deeply missed. Our sympathy to all of the family.

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