Richard Dennis, territory representative for PBI/Gordon Corporation, passed away unexpectedly on January 3 at age 59. Dennis had serviced PBI/Gordon’s professional turf, agricultural and ornamental customers in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada and Hawaii since 2000. He had 30 plus years of experience in the agricultural and turf and ornamental industries in both New England and the West.


Mark Miller, vice-president of professional sales, stated “Richard was an easy-going, likable guy. He was very knowledgeable concerning every aspect of our industry and had a good rapport with his customers. He was well liked and respected by his fellow employee-owners.  He will be missed by all who knew him.”


Dennis was born in Dover, New Hampshire, and was a longtime resident of Northwestern Connecticut before coming to New Mexico in 1998. His hobbies and interests were many, including auto racing, ice hockey, history, southwestern art and good wines.


Richard is survived by his wife of 38 years, Donna, daughter Kristie, son Jeff and daughter-in-law Juli, parents Wallace and Evelyn Dennis, brother Allan and sister-in-law Carol, and in-laws Pearle and Dana Merrell.


In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made to the American Heart Association.

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