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Edward Dentz

Edward S. Dentz

July 18, 1934 - August 28, 2020
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Edward Stephen Dentz, 86, a resident of Annapolis, MD for 50 years died of natural causes on Friday, August 28 at home surrounded by his family. Born on July 18, 1934 in Dundalk, MD to the late Edward Paul and Sophia Mehoke Dentz, Edward graduated from Mount St. Joseph High School in 1952. He lettered in 4 sports: baseball, soccer, cross-country and wrestling and was a member of 3 straight M.S.A. baseball championship teams. As a sophomore in 1950, he helped the Gaels to a 1-0 win over the Baltimore All-Stars when he stole home for the winning run. The win was a feat never before achieved by any M.S.A. Champion. The Baltimore All-Stars included friend and future Detroit Tiger, Al Kaline, a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. Edward graduated from Loyola College in Baltimore, MD in 1956 with a B.S. degree in English Literature. At Loyola he earned varsity letters in soccer and baseball and was named Captain of the 1955 Loyola Greyhounds soccer team. He was also named honorable mention All-American and All Mason-Dixon Conference in soccer and was President of the Block "L" Club Loyola's Athletic Association. After graduation, Edward served in the United States Marine Corps from 1956 until he was discharged as a Captain in 1959. He then worked for the Hertz Corporation as a truck division Vice President for the Northeast Region from 1960-78 and for the Jacobs Transfer Company in Washington, D.C. from 1978-86 as Vice President. In 1986 he established the Baltimore Freightliner-Western Star company, a heavy-duty truck dealership, where he served as owner and president. Edward was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Annapolis, the Maryland Motor Truck Association, the American Truck Dealers and the National Automobile Dealers Association. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Nancy Smith Dentz; his children, Edward Paul (Angela) Dentz and Stacy (John) Coombe both of Annapolis, MD, Lucia Blum of Wilmington, NC and Mary Honor (Jay) Thomas of Martinsburg, WV; his sisters, Sr. Susan Dentz, OSF of Aston, PA and Barbara Dentz of Dundalk, MD and his grandchildren, Adrien Brevig, Casey and John P. Coombe, Jr., Daisy and James A. Thomas III, Edward S., Nicholas F. and Sophia Dentz and Victoria Blum. Funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Franciscan Ministries Foundation: Sisters of St. Francis, 609 S. Convent Rd., Aston, PA 19014 or The Hospice of the Chesapeake, 90 Ritchie Hwy, Pasadena, MD 21122. Condolences may be made by using the Memory Wall tab on this page.
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Roger Weaver

Posted at 08:52am
I worked for Ed Dentz at Hertz in the mid-1970s. He was at all times a gentleman, role model and leader. I always admired his USMC service even though I was a former Army officer. I only regret that I did not know him better, and didn't keep in touch over the years. Rest in peace, Ed.
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Frank L. Andrysiak

Posted at 09:50pm
Sincere condolences to all the members of the Dentz Family. I got to know Ed during our 4 years together at Loyola College. I enjoyed watching him play on the baseball & soccer fields. He was always a warm and down to earth friend and although we were not close friends, Ed was easy to talk to whenever I got an opportunity to engage with him. After our graduation in 1956, I headed to Ft. Benning as an Infantry officer and Ed.went into the Marine Corps. Reading about his great family, and seeing all of the photos, I can understand how mush he was loved & will be missed by everyone who was a part of his life.
Prayers for his wife & all of his family.
Sincerely,
Frank Andrysiak
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John Kirby

Posted at 05:30pm
Aunt Nancy & Family - No words can describe how I feel about the loss of Uncle Ed. He and you and your children were part of our family for as long as I can remember. We had some great times together with the rest of the Crony Families at the Farm and Ocean City. Of course, you both hold a special place in my heart for being my sponsors when I was a Midshipman! I promise I will come see you when we emerge from the COVID crisis. Please remember that I love Uncle Ed and you and your kids and always will. I know all the wonderful memories will give you comfort and make you smile forever. Much love, Johnny Kirby Jr. aka Little Johnny
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F.Ralph Nohe

Posted at 04:27pm
Ed was not only a great student-athlete at S. Joe, but also a great classmate. May he rest in peace.

Ralph Nohe
St Joe 1952.
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Kateri Coombe

Posted at 01:20pm
We are so sorry for your loss. Ed was genuinely a kind and sweet man. He always made us feel like family.
Much love to you all.
Gary and Kateri Coombe
 
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Mary Ann Feild Sehlstedt Posted at 01:05pm

Dear Nancy and family, I am so sorry for your loss of Ed. We all think the world of him. He was always so much fun to be with. He was a wonderful friend, always there if needed. He will always be in our hearts. You and your family will always be in our prayers. Love, Mary Ann Feild and family.
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