Denando Drew Dante

April 6, 1980 ~ December 13, 2021 (age 41)


 Denando D. Dante, 41, of Sandusky, passed away unexpectedly Monday, December 13, 2021, in Lorain, OH. 
   Born on April 6, 1980, in Amherst, OH the son of Reynaldo Seneca and Sherry Ann (Schrader) Dante.  Denando spent his early years in Huron, OH and later moved to Lorain, OH where he grew up and later graduated from Admiral King High School.  He had served in the U.S. Marine Corp..  Denando was a small local business owner and will be remembered by his family for being a hardworking man all of his life.  He was a wonderful husband, a caring father, a loving brother and uncle, always willing to lend a helping hand and forever generous at heart. He will be especially missed by his many friends and co-workers.
   Denando is survived by his wife of 23 years, Sheryl M. (Mercado) Dante; his children, Sydney of Parma, Denando, Jr. of Bowling Green, Dessa, Serissa and Daniel Dante, all of Sandusky; his siblings,  Donna (Doug Downs) of Sandusky, Darla (Mike Busscher) of Bozeman, MT, Deema (Carlos Torres) of Sandusky, Dabbles Dante of Lakewood,  and Raymart (Mary) Dante of Sandusky; his step-mother, Tess Dante of Glendale, AZ, as well as five nieces, five nephews and four great-nephews.
   He was preceded in death by his mother and step-father, Sherry and Ernest Young; his father, Reynaldo Dante; and his niece, Cady Dankmyer.
   Visitation will be held on Sunday afternoon, December 19, 2021, from 2-6 pm at the David F. Koch Funeral and Cremation Services, 520 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky.  Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon, December 20, 2021, at 2 pm at the funeral home.  Pastor Richard Forman of Norwalk Baptist Church officiating.  Burial will be in Parkhurst Cemetery, Clyde, OH.  The family suggests that donations may be made in his memory to one's local Little League baseball programs.   Your memories and words of comfort may be shared with Denando's family at


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December 19, 2021

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
David F. Koch Funeral & Cremation Services
520 Columbus Avenue
Sandusky, OH 44870

Funeral Service
December 20, 2021

2:00 PM
David F. Koch Funeral & Cremation Services
520 Columbus Avenue
Sandusky, OH 44870

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