Dennis Harry Cholez (Denny), 77, of Kelseyille, CA, passed away on April 28, 2023 after a lengthy illness. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Virginia (Ginny) Cholez, son Brian Cholez, daughter Brigida (and husband Christopher) Harrison, 4 grandchildren-Ian and Anabel Harrison and Christopher and Connor Cholez, along with many nieces and nephews. He graduated from Sonora High School and Gavilan College. Dennis was a proud veteran who served in the United States Navy. He worked in various California state parks and loved the outdoors. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, stamp collecting, puzzles, and music. Dennis also won several awards for his competitive speed walking. He will be remembered for his vibrant energy and witty sense of humor. Donations may be made to the Lewy Body Dementia Association. A celebration of life is planned for fall, 2023.