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Dennis Edward Katona

November 18, 1986 — March 31, 2023

Dennis Edward Katona was born November 18, 1986. He was primarily raised between Allegheny and Westmoreland County. He is the son of Dennis “Rooster” Andrew Katona (Sherri) and Karensue (Hallas) Katona. He is survived by brother, Joseph Michael Katona, sister, Shelly Beth (Kent) Ryan, nieces, Kami and Kennah Ryan. Furthermore, maternal grandmother, Marsha, aunts, Beth (Tony) and Terry, uncles, George and Kenneth, cousins Krista (Sebastian), Kelsey, Christopher (Christopher and Skye), and Dylan. Dennis is preceded in death by paternal grandmother, Mary (Morgan) Katona, paternal grandfather, Joseph Andrew Katona, maternal grandfather Stanley Hallas, and great-grandparents, Albina (Hannum) and William Pellegrino. Dennis was as free as a bird. Den’s youth revolved around the Simpsons, live music, friendship, internet browsing, gaming, and late-night belly laughs. These interests stayed with him into adulthood. Dennis was a lifelong enjoyer of cannabis and alcohol. Dennis loved to party. Dennis cherished family traditions and our family meant the world to him. He spent almost every day of the last 20 years of his life with his brother Joseph. The two of them spent nearly 9 years between California and Nevada until Dennis’s untimely passing. Together, they started a new life from scratch that blossomed into songwriting, various art collections & international travel. The two spent almost every moment laughing together. Dennis was an honest man. Dennis was a generous man. Dennis believed in the power of forgiveness. Dennis truly lived each day as if it was his last. “So dammit - kick back, drink up, light up and watch it go…” Family and friends will gather on Wednesday, April 12, 2023 from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services, Inc., 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor, 412-678-6177). To share a memory or condolence, please visit
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Wednesday, April 12, 2023

3:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Strifflers of White Oak Cremation & Mortuary Services, Inc.

1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131

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