Dennis Ray Jonas

Dennis Ray Jonas, age 64, of Norvell Township, passed away at the Heartland Health Care Center, Superior Township, March 7, 2016. He is survived by his life companion, Dale Barbu; four siblings, Kenneth (Laura MacDougal) Jonas, Cheryl (Steve) Jonas-Acquilla, Steve (Sharon) Jonas and Fredd (Kitty) Jonas; aunt, Carol (Ken) Hawkins; and uncle Darrel (Diane) Jonas; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Marilyn (Gamble) Jonas.

He worked as a restaurant manager in the Ann Arbor area for many years and helped found the Huron AIDS Resource Center (now Unified). Services were held at the Vandercook Baptist Church, 703 E. McDevitt Ave. on Friday, March 11, 2016, at 11 a.m. Pastor Kyle Vegter officiated. Interment at Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Contributions in his memory are directed to Unified, 3075 Clark Road, Suite 203, Ypsilanti, MI 48197. Services provided by Arthur-Day Funeral Home, Michigan Center (

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