Celebrating the life of

Dennis Joseph Lales

Passed away on January 02, 2021

Dennis Joseph Lales

Dennis J. Lales, 61, of Savannah, passed away peacefully on the morning of January 2, 2021.

Dennis was born on April 24, 1959, in Savannah, Georgia. He graduated from Blessed Sacrament Catholic School and Benedictine Military School, class of 1977. He then attended the University of Georgia before returning to Savannah to work in construction management. He later went on to start his own construction business. In recent years, he worked as the maintenance technician at Abercorn Rehabilitation Center. Every fall, he enjoyed cheering (and commiserating over) the Georgia Bulldawgs. He was profoundly proud of his three daughters, loved them with all his heart, and was looking forward to becoming a grandfather later this year.

Dennis is survived by his daughters Helen Lales, Agnes Thurlow (Austin), and Emma Lales, and several loving cousins, nieces and nephews in the Saunders and Gaudry families.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Francis M. Lales of Savannah.

A graveside service will be held at 11am on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at the Catholic Cemetery. Please be prepared to wear a mask.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests remembrances be sent to Blessed Sacrament Catholic School or Benedictine Military School.  



Greg and I are so very sorry about the loss of your dad. We only got to meet him a couple of times but enjoyed the time with him. Prayers for you all and for all the family

- Missy Thurlow, Peachtree Corners, GA

Dearest Helen, We are so sorry to learn about your father. Sending you and your family prayers for comfort and peace. Also for the chance to remember love, laughter, and precious memories!

- Monica & Randy Hollingsworth , Athens, Ga

Dear Helen, Agnes, Emma, and extended family, We are so sorry you lost your father. We are thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers! May you feel God’s comfort! Hugs, Suzanne and Gary Bill

- Suzanne and Gary Bill, Yorktown, VA

Dear family, I am sorry for your loss and my heart goes out to you all and I am an employee that worked with him and he was very nice and cranking jokes with us. We will miss him.

- Ashley, Savannah, ga

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- Patrick and Therese Sheehan, Savannah, Georgia

Very Sorry to hear about Dennis. He was my best buddy back at BSS. Lived down the street on Washington Ave. My thoughts are prayers are with the family.

- John Muller, Charlotte, NC

To Dennis’s family, my condolences and prayers for all of you. I knew your dad from high school and college, and he was a great guy! May his soul Rest In Peace.

- Brian Welch, Odessa , Florida

Michael and I are so sorry to hear that Dennis passed away. We're keeping you, Helen, Agnes and Emma in our prayers.

- Michael and Ellen Kilpatrick, Savannah, Ga.

My deepest condolences to the family. Dennis will be greatly missed.

- amunda campbell(camron campbell), savannah, georgia

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May God bless the family at there time of need, Dennis was a great co-worker and will be missed dearly.

- Tracey George and The Moore Family, Savannah, GA

My prayers are with the family

- Sarah Lawton, Savannah, Georgia (GA)

Keeping you all in our prayers !! Love and peace in Christ.

- Kelly Kilpatrick Hunt, Savannah, Georgia

Sending love and prayers for Emma, Agnes and Helen.

- Jan and Mark Mamalakis, Savannah, GA

Sending condolences to the family during your loss. Dennis was a great asset to Abercorn Rehabilitation Center as well as a co-worker. He is greatly missed!

- Margaret Washington-Abercorn Rehab, Savannah, GA

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- Dmk, Bluffton, SC

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Dear Family; my condolences for your loss. Our loss as well (Abercorn Family). He was such a humble man and he will be greatly missed. May God strengthen and bless as you prepare to walk the last mile of the way with him.

- Gloria McIvory (Abercorn Family), Midway, Georgia

So very sorry for your loss. Dennis lived in the apartment below my family on Washington Ave in Savannah. He was always full of energy. We referred to him as "little big foot" because we could hear him running up and down the hall below us. Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. Mary Rita Ragan Walsh

- Mary Rita Ragan Walsh, Claxton, GA

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- Vincent Powers , Savannah , Georgia

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel

  • Graveside Service
  • 11 am on Wed, January 06, 2021
  • Catholic Cemetery
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