March 18, 1941 - November 14, 2021
Dennis William Graffi was born on March 18, 1941 in Los Angeles, California and passed away peacefully surrounded by family on November 14, 2021. Dennis lived life on his own terms without any regrets. The careers throughout his life always centered on the protection of people, places and property. He was a sheriff and police officer, owned his own security company, worked in the corporate sector in DoD Security, was in on the ground floor at the Delta Center (Vivint Arena) in the role of Physical Security protecting the assets of the Miller Group and ended his career working for a federal contractor. Dennis made lifelong friendships everywhere he was. Dennis was married and divorced five times (remember … living life on his terms!) He is survived by the love of his life, Debbie Crabtree. Although they were divorced after 26 years they remained close and were in each other’s lives until the end. He is also survived by his daughter, Cinnamon Graffi (Russell Ashby), who selflessly cared for him in his last days; granddaughter Chloe (Kyle) Malachowski; great grandchildren Aiden and Lillian Malachowski; sister Susan Calvert; nephews David (Jessica) Calvert (Nicole (Brian), Kyle and Carolina), Dan (Pantib) Calvert and Dennis Calvert; niece Sugar Knight (Robert and Dennis). Dennis is preceded in death by his parents James and Carolina Graffi, brothers Monte and Louie Peterson and Robert Graffi, sisters Dorothy Cummings and Brenda Fata and brother-in-law David Calvert. Dennis considered the following his family as well and we would like to thank them for their love and support throughout his life and through this time; Evelyn and David Anderson, James Baity, Hana and Ron Kennedy, Katy Riney, and Lara Tilt. Debbie would also like to specifically thank David and Jessica Calvert for their unconditional love and support throughout the last years of Dennis’s life. They selflessly took care of him after he suffered the first stroke and continued visiting and supporting him until the end. There will be no services held at this time. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Dennis William Graffi was born on March 18, 1941 in Los Angeles, California and passed away peacefully surrounded by family on November 14, 2021. Dennis lived life on his own terms without any regrets. The careers throughout his life always... View Obituary & Service Information
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