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Dennis Hazzard

November 25, 1941 — September 3, 2017

MILFORD-  On September 3, 2017, Dennis S. Hazzard, 75, passed away at The Country Rest Home in Greenwood.
He was born on November 25, 1941 in Milford, Delaware to Jean and Walter Hazzard.
Dennis graduated from Milford High School in 1959 and began his radio broadcasting career at the local station, WTHD.  He then went on to other radio stations including WAFL.  Dennis later switched careers to become the Assistant General Manager at the Delaware State Fair. He occupied this position for several years before being appointed General Manager.  He retired from this position in  2007.
He was a longtime member of the Board of Directors of the Delaware State Fair.  He was also a member of the International Association of Fairs and Expos and the Maryland Association of Agricultural Fairs and Shows.
Dennis enjoyed listening to music, reading and watching movies, especially old movies. He also enjoyed going to Broadway shows and traveling.  For several years he conducted bus tours to Nashville, Tennessee for the annual Fanfare.
Dennis is survived by his wife of 48 years, Vivian (née Wilson); and his two children, Amy Slonacher and her husband Garrette, and Mark Hazzard and his wife Kim. He also leaves behind his beloved grandchildren, Nicholas, Tristan and Brendan Slonacher.   Also surviving are brothers; Roy, Walter, Dean and Richard Hazzard, sister; Jill Cohee and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive visitors from 5 to 8pm on Friday, September 8th, at Rogers Funeral Home, 301 Lakeview Ave., Milford. The funeral service will be held at 11am on Saturday at Avenue United Methodist Church in Milford.
Burial will be at Milford Community Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations may be made in his name to Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, Delaware 19963
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