R. Lubrent “Lovey” Deneen

R. Lubrent “Lovey” Deneen

Lovey passed away on December 12, 2023 in Indialantic, Fla. He was 72.

Whether you knew him by Lubrent, Lovey or Lou, everyone knew him as a gentle giant with a heart of pure gold.

Born on a farm in Buck Valley, Pa., he moved to Berkeley Springs, W.Va., in 1984 when he fell in love with his wife, Tari Lynn Hampe-Deneen. They worked side-by-side in their restaurant business prior to selling in 2006. In 2017 they pulled up stakes and made Florida their permanent home.

He was a Harley Davidson and Chevy muscle car enthusiast. Many will remember him for fixing whatever was broken and always being ready to lend a hand.

He leaves behind his sisters, Satricia Woodall, of Warfordsburg, Pa., Trecila Ward (Randy) of Buck Valley, Pa., Donia Billings (Brett) of Point of Rocks, Md., and, half-brother Donald Berkstresser (Barb) of Needmore, Pa.; many nieces and nephews and a few trusted friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Tari L. Hampe- Deneen; mother, Lena Belle Berkstresser; his father Lewis Deneen and his brother Alben Deneen.

He will be cremated and there will be no services.