Dennis Munholand
November 29, 1954 - May 27, 2007
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DENNIS H. MUNHOLAND, D.D.S., M.B.A. 52, of Sarasota, Florida died Sunday, May 27, 2007 in Sarasota as a result of an automobile accident. He was born November 29, 1954 in Youngstown, Ohio and moved to Florida 24 years ago from Cincinnati, Ohio. He was a well respected dentist and owned Comprehensive Dental Medicine in Port…

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Gary & Spring Kleynen left a message on May 30, 2007:
Dear Debra and family, Our deepest sympathies to you. There are no words to express our sorrow for the loss of such a wonderful man. He will be dearly missed. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers
Jill Jordan-Willett left a message on May 30, 2007:
As a patient of several years, my heartfelt sympathy goes out to Debbie and her family and the whole dental team. I pray that time will dull your pain and may your memories remain vibrant. He will be missed. Sincerely - Jill
Staff of Landrover Southpointe left a message on May 30, 2007:
All of us here at the dealership want to extend our deepest sympathies to the family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Doug & Laura Bunnell Family left a message on May 30, 2007:
It is amazing how one individual can impact your life in a big way - Dennis was one of those individuals. Our prayers extend for you and yours. But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you. 1 Peter 5:10
Barry and Alyn Segal left a message on May 30, 2007:
The community of mankind mourns your loss. There are no words adequate to express our feelings. Dennis was a treasure to us all. He is missed so.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
John and Kathy Davis left a message on May 30, 2007:
Dear Debbie and Laney, It was my joy to have known Dennis as a fellow Rotarian and as a dedicated educator at the Pankey Institute. We admired his drive to enjoy life and to challenge himself to become better at everything he participated in. We pray that you experience God's peace and comfort now and in the days ahead. Love, John and Kathy Davis Park Ridge, Illinois
Tricia Patterson left a message on May 30, 2007:
Sometimes there are no words that comfort but the Lord does comfort and I will be praying on your behalf.
Lynn & Lynn Fuller left a message on May 30, 2007:
Our deepest sympathy to Debra and Family. Dennis will always be remembered as a friend not just our Dentist for more twenty years.God Bless you all.
Kathy & Leon Vance(Kathy's Catering) left a message on May 30, 2007:
Debbie Life is just so unfair at times and this is definitely one of them. The Lord must have wanted some country music concerts up there. We will think of the good times often and miss him very much. Take Care and know that we are here if you need anything. Love & God Bless Kathy
Joanne, Sal & Anthony Vigliotti left a message on May 30, 2007:
We are so sorry for your loss. We always felt like part of the family when coming to Dr. Munholand's office. To the family and wonderful team at his office, our thoughts and prayers will continue to be with you all at this very difficult time. He will be greatly missed. God Bless.
Cheryl left a message on May 30, 2007:
The question is: How can we possibly go on from here without him? A poem for your grief. Death is nothing at all, I have only slipped away into the next room,I am I and you are you; Whatever we were to each other, That we still are. Call me by my old familiar name, Speak to me in the easy way which you always used, Put no difference in your tone, Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we shared together. Let my name ever be the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without effect, without the trace of a shadow on it. Life means all that it ever meant, It is the same as it ever was, there is unbroken continuity. Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just around the corner. All is well. by Henry Scott Holland
John and Cheryl Parrish left a message on May 30, 2007:
Debbie, Please know that you are in our prayers. We so enjoyed dinner with you and Dennis in Orlando a couple of years ago, and we both had tremendous respect and admiration for Dennis as a professional. We are so very sorry.
Susan Patricia Golden left a message on May 30, 2007:
Dear Family, Friends and Staff of Dennis, I was shocked to hear the sad news. I wish you all the very best during this difficult transition. A friend from the National Speakers Assoc. Academy.
dr. david and penny rowe left a message on May 30, 2007:
To: debbie and family our deepest sympathy to you, your family and your entire dental team. we are thinking of you in your time of sorrow. we thought of him as an outstanding man, husband, father and professional. he touched many of us in different ways. our thoughts and prayers will be with you in your time of need, and offer any assistance to you or your family/dental team at a moments notice.
Maryjane and Dick Parry left a message on May 30, 2007:
Our loving hearts and deep felt sorrow at this time we want to remind you of the true friends you have if needed. Maryjane and Dick
Dr. Michael J. Scherb left a message on May 30, 2007:
Debbie and Family, No words can express the sorrow I have for your loss. He was a great friend and mentor. Sincerely, Dr. Michael Scherb and Staff
Drs. Joseph and Angela Homoky left a message on May 30, 2007:
We will be saying many prayers for you and the rest of your family during this very difficult time. Please know that the contributions he made here on Earth will not be forgotten!
Phil & Sharon Popa left a message on May 30, 2007:
Our hearts are broken...We cry with you and celebrate his life with you. I will always remember the big smile on his face at the Roger Waters concert, You were both having the time of your life. Shine on you crazy diamond... Our love and prayers are with you .
Sabin & Kathie Taylor left a message on May 30, 2007:
Debbie & Laney, We are deeply saddened and heartbroken. We join in a long line of family and friends who are struggling with such a tragic loss. Dennis' absence will leave an emptiness in our hearts and a hole in the community. There are no words that we can say to ease your pain, just know that we love you and pray that you will find strength in God and in the memories of the Awesome person that Dennis was. Love, Sabin, Kathie & Bailey
Brian and Lori Brunderman left a message on May 30, 2007:
Dearest Debbie, Words cannot convey the sorrow we feel for your loss. Our hearts will share an emptiness that will linger forever. Dennis helped to bring out the best in all of us with his friendship and leadership. We will miss him so! We will keep you and Laney in our thoughts and prayers, WE love you Brian and Lori
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Tom and Yoko Cappiello and Family left a message on May 30, 2007:
Debbie, Laney and Family: We are in shock and full of sorrow. We knew Dennis as a good friend and great giver to this community. He will be sorely missed. Yours is an unspeakable loss and we want you to know that we are here to help in whatever way we can. Our love and prayers are with you all. God bless you and keep you.
LESLIE PARRY left a message on May 30, 2007:
Dearest Deb and Laney, You are my family and my friends. I Love you both so much. Dennis and your family mean the world to me. I am broken hearted over his loss. He truly touched my life, and the lives of so many. Dennis was an amazing man. Hang on to your FAITH. I am praying for you all! Leslie & family Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, and LOVE leaves a memory no one can steal. Author Unknown
Danae left a message on May 30, 2007:
Uncle Dennis, You will always be my sweet Goddaddy. Thank you for being part of my life. I will always love and remember you. Your loving Goddaughter, Danae
Donna Ogden and Jocelyn Riddell left a message on May 30, 2007:
Debbie and Family As patients of Dr. Munholand for many years, please accept our heartfelt expression of sympathy for you and your family on your loss. The community grieves with you for the loss of a wonderful, caring and dedicated man, and we know that your loss and grief run so much deeper. I too lost a husband unexpectedly, and understand the kind of pain you are going through right now. Keep your faith in God -- it WILL see you through. God Bless You.
Linda Miles left a message on May 30, 2007:
Dear Debbie, How very saddened and shocked I am to hear of this terrible tragedy and your family's loss. It was six weeks ago today that we shared a limo at Woody Oakes' Seminar in Destin where we were both speaking. You, Dennis and I shared so much in that one hour ride. I also looked forward to spending more time with two of the nicest people I've met in my 28 years of travel! Dennis was one of those rare jewels of a person. If you met him once, you knew he was kind, compassionate and a fine dentist and person. He was also a wonderful family man. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. And also the task ahead of you is never greater than the power behind you. Linda and Don Miles, Virginia Beach, VA
Judith McElwaine left a message on May 30, 2007:
Debra please accept my deepest condolence. Dr. Munholand was a great dentist. He will be missed. A terrible loss to the community. I always apprciated all the country music shows from Nashville that he brought to Charlotte County. No one will be able to take his place. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family.
Dottie and Chris Cleaves left a message on May 30, 2007:
My dear friend Debbie, Our prayers go out to you and your family while you cope with the tragic loss of Dennis. I remember when I first met Dennis at Dr. Parkers office. He had so many dreams and he did accomplish them. I will always remember him entertaining Derek by taking him on a jeep ride. We all had some great times together at office parties, outings and mettings.I was so pleased to see all of you at the 2006 Dental Congress meeting.Deb, please call if you need to talk to someone. You have been a dear friend thru the years even though we have not seen that much of each other thru the past 10 years. We all continue on by the beautiful memories of our dear loved ones. May God be with you and your family. Love, Dottie, Chris, Deborah and Derek
Sandy & Carolyn Parrott left a message on May 30, 2007:
Dear Debbie Laney and family, Our sincere prayers, sympathies, and condolences on Dennis' untimely death. Each day is a gift, and Dennis was a gift that will live on for years to come in the hearts of those who knew him because of his caring & friendship and the person he was. His time on earth was too short, but his contributions to others were long and enduring. May you rest in God's care and know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers in the days ahead. Love and prayers, Sandy & Carolyn
gloeia latoza left a message on May 30, 2007:
DEAR DEBBIE I KNOW THE SORROW AND SUFFERING YOU MUST BE FEELING. I WILL TALK TO YOU LATER. YOUR LOVING COUSIN SUE LATOZA
Gail Nichols, Shawn Spiva left a message on May 30, 2007:
Debbie and Laney, God makes us all special, and sometmes He makes someone really special with extra kindness and love. Dennis was that really special person that will be missed by everyone who knew him. My thoughts and prayers will be with you Laney. Gail and Shawn
Mindy Jones left a message on May 30, 2007:
Dearest Debbie, It's so hard to know what to say at a time like this. I am deeply saddened by the news of Dennis. I pray that God will wrap his loving arms around you and Laney and give you peace during this difficult time. Dennis was such a great guy and I remember when I met him how happy I was that you had found such a wonderful guy to spend your life with. After reading his obituary, I am reminded of what an amazing guy he was so full of talent and ambition. May your memories help ease the pain until you are reunited again with him for eternity. God bless you girl. I love you. Mindy
Laura & Sharon Brandt left a message on May 30, 2007:
Debie & Laney, One never knows the right words to say at a time like this. Please know that you all are in our thoughts a prayers. God bless you all. Love, Laura & Sharon Brandt
Brad Conner left a message on May 30, 2007:
to the family and staff of Dr. Munholand... I am so sorry for this tragic loss.
Robert A. Stahl left a message on May 30, 2007:
I am so sorry to hear this. He was a verry good friend.
Buzzy Ford left a message on May 30, 2007:
My condolences to the Munholand family. I was the DJ at Mavericks and glad I got to know Dennis. He will be truly missed!
Doug and Lin Bivins left a message on May 30, 2007:
Debbie, I remember the first time you met Dennis and came home telling me about this handsome dentist, new to town and my age. I thought how thoughtful she is to look for a guy for me, and you said, no sweetie, sparks flew when we saw each other and he is the one for me forever. Well, forever came too soon and we are so sorry. He left holes in so many hearts and beautiful smiles in many others. We love you and are here for you forever. Love, Lin and Doug
The Caccavales left a message on May 30, 2007:
Debbie,Laney and family, Hard to believe its been a year. Just wanted you to know we're remembering him and thinking of you. Sincerely, The Caccavale Family
sharon left a message on May 30, 2007:
Dear Debbie. We are so sorry to hear about Dennis. He was such a great man. I know he will be missed by so many people. Keep all your memories in your heart and all our love is with you in this time. May God give you grace and strenght in days to come. All our prayers and love, John, Sharon, Nathan and Luke Stiles
Dr. Bill Gregg left a message on May 30, 2007:
Dear Debbie and Laney - Family and Dental Team, Please know prayers are abundant during your time of grief. Our mark on this Earth are the happy memories and joy we leave. Dennis mark is huge. Love Bill Gregg
Melanie Bentley left a message on May 30, 2007:
Dear Debbie, I can see Denny's smile as I write this...he was always smiling! I am sure that it is the twinkle in his eye that made you fall in love with him! Please know that we are thinking and praying for you, Aunt Myrtle and Laney and her new family. We have such fond memories of you all...and my wish is that we can create more! Love, Mel, Kurt, Kathleen and Kell
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Orlando and Empe Doria left a message on May 30, 2007:
Dear Debbie, Our heart go to you and your family in this sad time,think about all the good and wonderful memories Dennis brought to you and to all of us around Him, may God confort you and help you go thru this moments of sorrow. Your friends, Orlando and Empe
Ron and Dianne Godina left a message on May 30, 2007:
Dear Debbie- We first met you and Dennis working on the Project Graduation for CHS in 2003. We were so impressed by your friendliness, enthusiasm and can-do attitude. Project Graduation was Dennis' baby and what a wonderful cause to promote. What you two have done for the community and the youth of Punta Gorda will never be forgotten! Dennis has a wonderful legacy in what he has given to his community. We feel a terrible sense of loss, but it is nothing to compare to your personal loss. We send our deepest sympathies to you and your family. Our hearts are hurting for you and our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Ron and Dianne
Jim and Vickie Otten left a message on May 30, 2007:
Dear Debbie, Laney and family, While words seem so inadequate we have to let you know how much Dennis meant to us personally and to our profession. Teaching at the Pankey Institute is a great honor mostly because we are blessed to associate with truly great people. Dennis was truly a giant among them, mostly measured by the size of his heart. I know we, as others, will miss his caring spirit, his adventurous attitude, his love of life and his deep concern for others. We will miss him greatly but will think of him almost daily because of the gifts he left behind. As I think of his passing I am reminded of a ship representing his life sailing toward the horizon and the enourmous wake he leaves behind because of who he was. And I look forward to a time when we will meet again on that distant shore. May God's love be with you at this difficult time and always. Jim and Vickie Otten
JENNIFER DALRYMPLE left a message on May 30, 2007:
DEAR DEBBIE, IM SO SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR LOSS. DENNIS SEEMED SO NICE WHEN WE MET HIM AT THE FAMILY REUNION A FEW YEARS AGO. HOLD ON TO ALL THOSE GOOD MEMORIES THAT YOU HAVE. TRUST IN THE LORD AND HE WILL GET YOU THRU THIS SORROWFUL TIME. LOVE, MIKE, JENNIFER AND MATTHEW DALRYMPLE
Juli and Riley left a message on May 30, 2007:
Imagine.... Our hearts are broken, but because you lived, our spirits remain strong. You were a light in our lives and we were drawn to you. Your light will shine forever within us. Our tears in time will return to smiles and laughter when we think of you and the times we shared. Teacher, Learner; Traveler, Homebody; Tooth Man, Toga man; Good Son, Good Husband, Good Father, Good Friend; Professional, Party Boy; Planner, Completer; Music Man, Cooker Man The Thinker, The Stinker; Worker Man, Lucky Man; GramPa...... You were so much to all of us who knew and love you. In our hearts and souls you will go on forever. Our love to Deb, Laney, Adam, Madison, Tiki and Karma. Love always, Riley and Juli
The Stonewall Band left a message on May 30, 2007:
We were so saddened to hear of the loss of such a great man. Doc was extremely kind to us, and we appreciated his support of our music so much. Debbie, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Betsy Wheat left a message on May 30, 2007:
Dennis always had a smile and kind word for everyone. He will be missed by so many. My condolences to you and your family. Betsy Wheat
Andrea and Megan Desrosiers left a message on May 30, 2007:
Debbie and Laney, We are shocked and saddened by your tragic loss. Dennis was a kind man, with a wonderful soul, who will be missed by many. Megan and I have many wonderful childhood memories spending time with Laney and your family. We would look forward to visiting the gentle dentist! You are both in our hearts and prayers during this difficult time. God bless.
Paul & Wendy Lioon left a message on May 30, 2007:
With unexpected suddenness, death has come among us. His death has robbed us of a Good Man. It is far too soon. The shock of Dennis’s death is visibly and profoundly felt by all with whom he has touched. We will all feel the severe loss deeply, but some small measure of consolation may be found in the words of the poet, Walt Whitman: He is not gone. He is just away, With a cheery smile and the wave of the hand, He has wandered into an unknown land, And left us wondering how very fair that land may be, since he tarries there. To Debbie, Laney and Family – Our Prayers are with you and for you…
Jan (Posey) Modarelli left a message on May 30, 2007:
Dear Debbie and Laney, I am so sad to hear about the loss of Dennis. We went to school from kindergarten through high school! Such a nice, smart guy, everyone knew him and liked him and you just knew he would be successful. I remember meeting you at our 20th reunion, and he had you taking pictures of him with some of us oldies. As I read his obituary, and looked at his websites, his many accomplishments seemed so typical of him, such a bright, resourceful, ambitious, talented person. I am so sad to hear the news and my prayers are with you all. I am truly sorry.
The Caccavales left a message on May 31, 2012:
Remembering Dr Munholand, thinking of his loved ones & friends. God Bless
Roberson Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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