The Obit For Lefty Deneau

Belmont H. "Lefty" Deneau

The Ocala Star-Banner from 12/23/2007 - 12/24/2007

Dunnellon - Belmont H. "Lefty" Deneau, age 73 years, of Dunnellon, Florida, died Thursday, December 20 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness.

He was born June 8, 1934 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late Belmont G. and Jane E. (Stiles) Kett. He was a lifelong resident of Michigan, moving here in 1985 from Gibraltar, MI. He retired as the Police Chief for Gibraltar Dept. of Public Safety (The Police and Fire Dept.) in 1981, having served for 26 years.

He was a charter member of the Dunnellon Moose Lodge #2308 and past member of the Rainbow Springs Golf and Country Club. He was an avid golfer and loved playing all sports especially tennis.

Earlier in life he was a Professional Pitcher with the St. Louis Browns and the Detroit Tigers Baseball Teams. He was known to his family as "Monty".

He is survived by: his loving wife of 53 years, Joan Deneau, Dunnellon; daughter Carol Kermans (James), Taylor, MI; three sons: Timothy Deneau (Mary), Boyne City, MI; Jeffrey Deneau, Tenton, MI and Kyle Deneau (Ann), Dunnellon; five grandchildren: Ryan, Nicholas, Cory, Andrew and Ashlee; two sisters: Shirley Bidleman (Allen), Gibraltar, MI and Jane Hines (Richard), Michigan.

He was preceded in death by his brothers Ronald Deneau and Richard Deneau and his grandson Aaron Kyle Deneau on August 6, 2000. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, January 2, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at ROBERTS FUNERAL CHAPEL, 19939 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, with Rev. Jeffrey Welch of Dunnellon Presbyterian Church officiating.

Family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until the service time. Memorial Donation may be given to the Dunnellon Moose Lodge #2308, 11890 N. Florida Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34434.

Arrangements are under the care of ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME OF DUNNELLON, still family owned and operated.