Denny Lee Alfrey, 68, Syracuse, passed away 11:06 a.m., Thursday, June 3, 2021, at his residence. He was born Dec. 13, 1952, in Goshen. He was raised by his grandparents.
He graduated in 1971 from Westview High School in Topeka and was married May 5, 1973, in Goshen, to Rita P. Snyder who survives. He was formerly employed at Lance’s Grocery in Syracuse in the bakery. He grew up in Goshen and lived most of his life in Syracuse, except for 10 years when he lived in Atlanta, Ga.
He is survived by his wife, Rita Alfrey of Syracuse; daughter, Erin Smith of Syracuse; son, David (Taylor) Alfrey of Ionia, Mich.; five grandchildren: Daryle Smith Jr., Brandon Smith, Noah Smith, Landon Alfrey, and Lacy Snyder; two great-granddaughters, Eliana and Maleah; sister, Denise Crume of Goshen; brother, David Matt (Michael Lacy) Alfrey of Blue Ridge, Ga.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, son-in-law, Daryle Smith Sr., and special dogs, Moose, Maggie, and Bowie.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 8, at Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington St., Syracuse. Cremation will take place at Cremation Services of Kosciusko County, 4356 N. SR 15, Warsaw.
Preferred memorials may be given to the Animal Welfare League of Kosciusko County, 1048 S 325 E, Pierceton, IN 46562 or New Hope Pet Rescue, 72555 Co Rd 29, Syracuse, IN 46567. To send condolences to the family of Denny Alfrey, please visit www.owenfamilyfuneralhome.com