Dennis Alfred Schoonmaker (“Denny”), age 5, passed away on April 12, 2015. His death was the result of a lengthy battle with liver cancer.
Denny is survived by his parents, Doug and Mandy Schoonmaker; sister, Darian Schoonmaker; paternal grandparents, Sonny and Barbara Schoonmaker; maternal grandparents, Tommy and Evonne Hubbard; great-grandmother, Patsy Hubbard; aunts and uncles, Mark and Wendy (Hubbard) Dragone, William and Jennifer Hubbard, Chris Schoonmaker and Jeanie Schoonmaker; and cousins, Thomas Dragone, Maddie Hubbard, and Mackenzie Hubbard. Denny will live on in the hearts of many more family members and friends.
Denny loved playing Mario, watching Scooby Doo, and epic snugglefests. He had a number of “best days ever” that ranged from starting a Red Sox game by screaming “Play Ball” to simply watching his cousin, Thomas, play video games -Denny truly appreciated his life. Denny was kind, handsome, loving, brave – he inspired so much goodness.
A drop-in memorial celebration will be held on Sunday, April 19 from 4-6 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh located at 3313 Wade Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27607. Dress as you are comfortable and consider including a bit of red in your outfit as it was Denny’s favorite color.
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The family requests that any memorial contributions be made to the Pediatric Cancer Fund at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, CB #7295 UNC-CH, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7295. Condolences: rfhr.com