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Dennis Lile
Sept. 19, 1939-Dec. 21, 2013
Pleasanton, California

Submitted by Donna Christner-Lile
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On Dec. 21, Pleasanton, California lost a very dear resident, Dennis Lile. Born in South Bend, Indiana in 1939, Dennis grew up in Greenville, Kentucky and attended Greenville schools. As was customary in that locale, after high school he started working in the coal strip mining industry in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky. Dennis was a miner for 25 years, until the coal mines in that region closed.

In 1988, he moved to California with his wife Donna. In 1991, he established Pacific Real Estate Services in Pleasanton. Dennis served the real estate and mortgage industry in California for over 20 years until he retired.

Although he enjoyed the Real Estate business, his real love was cooking. Friends and neighbors knew him best as the one who entertained with scrumptious meals. Often he would show up at their doorstep with biscuits, stews, cakes and whatever culinary delight he wanted to cook that day, just to make someone's day a little brighter. He was an active member of Prince Of Peace Lutheran Church in Fremont, and later Trinity Lutheran in Pleasanton.

Dennis is survived by his wife Donna, Brett Lile and family, John Lile of Kentucky, Brett Illers and family of Pleasanton, and brother Larry and family in Greenville, Kentucky. Heaven has truly received a kind and loving husband, father, friend and "Chef."

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From mr.jb&sheila morris III
Oct. 31, 2014
Awe we Love this man he sold us our 1st home,that we still live in. Dennis was so so kind too my husband and I. He didn't see color he treat us with respect. He were talking about looking him up too say hello and come for dinner one year to late. Res...
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A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 4 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 38451 Fremont Boulevard, Fremont, CA 94536
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No flowers please. If you like, please send donation checks made out to Village Catering. Send to Village High School at 4645 Bernal Ave., Pleasanton CA, 94566, c/o Culinary Instructor Kit Little. This is a program that has helped many young adults become accomplished cooks while gaining invaluable workplace skills including work ethic, teamwork, and customer service.

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