Dennis “Denny” L. Ahalt went home to be with his Lord, on September 11, 2022, at the age of 79 years 9 months. He was a lifelong Frederick County resident, residing the majority of his adult life in Mt. Airy, MD. Denny is survived, by his wife of 60 years, Patricia E. (Wagner) Ahalt. He was born, on December 24, 1942, to the late Glen “Jim” G. and Charlotte F. (Rudy) Ahalt. His early years included spending time on his grandparents’ farm tending to his sheep, which he showed at the Great Frederick Fair. He loved playing baseball, from an early age thru adulthood, as well.
Denny attended Frederick County Public Schools and was a member of the Frederick High School Class of 1960. After his high school graduation, he went on to the University of Maryland and continued at Frederick Community College, where he obtained an Associate Degree. Denny continued to strengthen his business skills, by attending the Maryland Banking School.
Denny started his banking career, as a teenager, working for Farmers & Mechanics Bank, as a teller. He moved his family, to Mt. Airy, while serving as a Branch Manager for Maryland National Bank, in 1971. Over the years, he worked for about 8 different banks, primarily in Mt. Airy! Denny retired, from New Windsor State Bank (NWSB), in 2013. He loved his customers and the relationships that he formed within the community.
Spirituality was important, throughout Denny’s life. As a youth, his family was part of the founding members of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, in Frederick, MD. Once Denny and his own family moved to Mt. Airy, they started attending Prospect Methodist Church. Their home’s proximity, to Prospect, afforded them the opportunity for many years of fellowship and service to the church.
Denny lived his life, generously, on multiple levels. He shared his gifts of time and talent, with many local community organizations, holding a variety of positions. His most recent volunteer service included, but not limited to: Prospect/Marvin Pastoral Parish Relations, Mt. Airy Lions Club, Mt. Airy Youth Athletic Association (MAYAA), Greater Mt. Airy Chamber of Commerce and Mt. Airy Disaster Relief Fund, all of which he served as the current Treasurer. Denny’s lifetime of volunteer service took him from the Board room to coaching on the sideline. His community and professional service was rewarded, with the honor of being inducted into the Mt. Airy Hall of Fame. He, also, shared his treasure, with numerous charities and organizations that he was passionate about supporting.
In addition to his wife, Denny is survived by daughters: Laura Heck (Drew) and Jenny Ahalt; grandsons: Corey Heck (Emi) and Logan Heck; great grandson: Andy Heck; brother: Randy Ahalt (Suzanne); nephews: Ryan Ahalt (Peggy) and Chad Ahalt (Cassie). Denny is, also, remembered by a great niece, great nephew, brother-in-law, numerous generational cousins, as well as many friends.
Interment will be private. A Celebration of Life will be held, on Sunday, October 16, 2022, at the Watkins Park Play Place Pavilion (615 Center St., Mt. Airy, MD 21771). Join the family, between 2 PM - 5 PM, to share memories from throughout Denny’s life. Guests are encouraged to wear something to recognize their organizational connection, favorite team jersey or team colors.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Mt. Airy Lions Club’s scholarship fund (PO Box 53, Mt. Airy, MD 21771, ATTN: Ben Henniges), MAYAA’s player registration fee support fund (PO Box 235, Mt. Airy, MD 21771, ATTN: Brian Compton) or a charity of your choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at StaufferFuneralHome.com.