Obituary by Dennis Kirian (1954 – 2021) – Sylvania, OH

Dennis “Denny” Ronald Kirian

Dennis “Denny” Ronald Kirian of Toledo, OH passed away peacefully on July 3, surrounded by his family. Dennis will be fondly remembered by his wife of 44 years, Marianne; her children, Nicholas (Marie) and Matthew; and her grandson, Riley. He will also be remembered by his siblings, John (Marge) Kirian, Kathy (Roger) Baker and Pat (Roger) Dariano. He was predeceased by his brother, Ronald (Diane) Kirian.

Dennis was born in Tiffin, OH to Helen (Paulus) and Emil Kirian on August 10, 1954. He married his high school sweetheart, the love of his life, Marianne (Schlick) on July 23, 1977 at St. Joseph at Midday meal.

Dennis was a proud graduate of Calvert High School in Tiffin. He enjoyed continuing his education at Loyola University in Chicago, spending time outdoors by Lake Michigan, and earning his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work. He then devoted his career to serving others as a medical social worker, spending much of his time meeting with patients on home visits throughout Northwest Ohio. He also specialized in renal social work and supported countless patients receiving dialysis treatment.

As a father, he has always been kind and supportive, there for his sons in every game and even in most training. He will be remembered as a patient listener, who led by example and was always ready to lend a hand.

For Dennis, there was nothing better than a day outdoors, whether on the golf course or by the pool, spent with his family. In retirement, he continued to work on his little game, putting in the living room and going out to walk the dachshunds, Roxy, and Shotzie. Saturdays were always reserved for college sports, encouraging the Irish or the Wildcats. His biggest smiles came when he saw his granddaughter; her face lit up, whether they were chatting on a nighttime call or sharing a moment together in person.

The family will receive guests from 6 to 8 p.m., with a Bible service at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 6, 2021, at Walker Funeral Home, 5155 W. Sylvania Avenue, Sylvania, OH 43623. Mass will be celebrated at the Christ the King Roman Catholic Church, 4100 Harvest Ln, Toledo, OH 43623 on July 7, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in the cemetery of the resurrection. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Toledo St. Francis de Sales High School or Tiffin Calvert High School. Condolences can be shared at

Posted by The Blade on July 4, 2021.

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