Dennis John Cogliati, Jr.


Dennis John Cogliati, Jr., 70 of Waco went to be with his Lord and Savior Friday, February 24, 2017 surrounded by his loving family.

Visitation: Sunday, February 26, 2017 from 6:0PM to 8:00PM at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend in Waco.

Celebration of Life and Faith Service: 10:00AM, Monday, February 27, 2017 in The Chapel at Lake Shore Funeral Home with Leslie Jones and Rusty Kwast officiating.

Burial: Oakwood Cemetery in Waco.

Dennis a native of Waco, was born November 19, 1946 to the late Dennis John, Sr. and Henrietta Elizabeth Brame Cogliati. Dennis was lovingly known to some as “Dennis” and to others as “John”, but to all that knew him he was a great friend and supporter. Dennis graduated from La Vega High School and went on to achieve his Associates Degree from McLennan Community College. Dennis married the love of his life, Gale Johnson, May 7, 1977. He served his country in the Air National Guard during the Vietnam War and stood ready to serve if called. Dennis went on to continue serving others in his community in the Lacy Lakeview area on the City Council for numerous years and later served as Mayor of Lacy Lakeview. Along with his community involvement, Dennis worked for over 24 years for the Philip Morris Corporation, retiring in 2005. Dennis and Gale have been long time members of Northside Church of Christ, where Dennis served as a Deacon.

Dennis will be remembered with love by his wife, Gale Cogliati; daughter, Denise Cogliati and her husband Kevin Hafer; sister, Susan Cogliati; grandchildren, Arden and Kadin Hafer; along with several nieces, nephews and other loving family members and dear friends.

Memorials in Dennis’ memory are requested to be made to the West Resthaven Nursing Home, 503 Meadow Drive, West, TX 76691.

Contact Information:

Lake Shore Funeral Home & Cremation Services

5201 Steinbeck Bend Dr
Waco, TX 76708
United States (US)
Phone: (254) 752-5900

Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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Condolence Messages

  1. Jessica Kelley CNA WRH

    John was such a blessing to be around, his smile and laugh were like no other. I feel very blessed to have met him and have the pleasure to take care of him. He is greatly missed. Rest in Heaven sweet friend.

  2. Marybeth Snare-Norris

    Dear Cogliati Family,
    We are sorry to hear about the passing of Uncle John! Even though we are separated by miles and miles we are sending you’ll our love and prayers!?
    Love from the New Mexico and Florida Snare Family

  3. Susan, Gale and Denise I am sad, but I know that he’s now doing what Jesus has planned for him. We will miss him. Prayers and hugs, for my cousins, Love you.

  4. Susan, so sorry to hear of your brother’s passing. I know how very much you loved him. I will pray for you peace in the difficult time.

  5. Susan… so sorry to hear about the passing of Dennis. Please know our love and prayers are with you. Joe and Carol Gonzalez.

  6. Very sad to hear of loss of Dennis . Sending our prayers that God comforts all of you . He was a very smart man and helped in the community . We know he will be looking over all of you from heaven and will always be in your hearts forever . Our sympathy to all the family . Ray & Rose Parma

  7. Debbie and Ronnie Jones

    I am very sorry to hear about Dennis’s passing. May you and Denise find comfort and peace in the days to come. We are sending prayers your way.

  8. Dear Cogliati Family:
    So sorry to hear of your loss John was a good friend from school. May God bless each one of you.

    Sharon (McLendon)Kleis

  9. I worked with Dennis many years at Philip Morris. I was deeply saddened by the loss of such a good man and friend. May his memories bring you comfort in the difficult times. Sending prayers to all who loved him.

  10. Melissa Willis

    I’m so sad to hear of Dennis’s passing. He was such a good man and I wil remember his fun personality. Rest In Peace!

    Melissa (Chaney) Willis

  11. Mrs Helen Pryor

    Dear Denise and family: I am so sorry about your father. I send my deepest sympathy and
    prayers to you and all of your family May he rest in peace.

    Mrs Helen Pryor
    Marcie’s grandmother

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