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Dennis Wayne Mirabile

Dennis Wayne Mirabile
Dennis Wayne Mirabile

Dennis Wayne Mirabile, 75, of Ocala, Florida, passed away peacefully at home with family by his side, on January 12, 2023.

Dennis was born in the Cragin area of Chicago, Illinois to Martha Potrzeba and Anthony Mirabile on September 15, 1947. He attended Weber High School and graduated in 1965. He went onto receive an Associates Degree from Wilbur Wright College, Chicago, Illinois.

He worked in business administration and was employed by IBM as an Operations Manager for over twenty-five years. IBM took him to San Diego, CA, Springfield, IL and Dallas, Texas for occupational opportunities. He completed his career with Experian, Schaumburg, IL, as a Customer Service Operations Manager. He enjoyed many awards and recognitions along his career path. He volunteered for community organizations and events in each state he lived and especially enjoyed efforts with the Boys Club in California and the Sojourn Shelter in Illinois. He served his parish churches as a Catechist, eucharist minister and usher for many decades. He was most happy each season coaching his boys basketball and baseball teams as they were growing up.

Dennis’ pride and joy was his family. Perhaps his greatest accomplishment was being a good, loving, devoted family man. He was a true friend to many and always enjoyed fellowship. A day on the golf course with friends was his favorite recreation. He was a skilled athlete in his youth and enjoyed his children’s and Grandchildren’s sports competitions immensely. He was an avid Chicago Bears and White Sox fan till the end. He was known as an easy, kind individual who loved a good laugh. He will be remembered and missed forever.

He is survived by his loving wife of fifty-one years, Melanie M. Mirabile of Ocala, FL, his devoted children, Amy Cozadd (Jason), Springfield, IL, David Mirabile (Alisha Howell), Sherman, IL, and Daniel Mirabile, Lisle, IL. His six cherished Grandchildren, Madalyn Guy, Tampa, FL, Lauren Cozadd, Largo FL, Ryan Cozadd, Springfield, IL, Grayson Drew, and Kendyl Mirabile, Sherman, IL and Great Granddaughter Mabel Rayne Garcia, and many dear nephews and Great nephews and nieces.

He was proceeded in death by his father, Anthony Mirabile (1998), his mother Martha Mirabile (2019) and his younger brother, Anthony (Tony) Mirabile, Jr. (2013).

Services will be held at Robert’s Funeral Home and Chapel, downtown Ocala on Saturday, January 28, 2023, 11AM. Visitation followed by a Catholic service will be held.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to:
St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
This charity was close to Dennis’ heart especially in his last year knowing children and young families shared the same challenges he endured.

The Mirabile family is forever grateful to all our beloved family, friends and medical personnel who repeatedly gave unwavering love, support and comfort throughout Dennis’ cancer journey.