Condolence & Memory Journal

My condolences to the family of this man who I knew from Holy Family and was a bright light to encounter.
colette pycha

Posted by A friend   October 09, 2017

Dear Bonnie,

Our sympathy goes out to you and your family on the passing of Dr. Cech. You will remain in our thoughts and prayers.

If you need anything please free to call us.

God Bless You
Tony and Mary Ann DeFranco

Posted by A friend   September 26, 2017

Dear Bonnie we are truly sorry to hear of the loss of Dennis.
Words may not suffice to express the heartfelt sorrow that we all feel for the passing of him. Please accept our condolences
Our hearts are with you and your family.
Miro, DasaI, DasaII, DasaIII, Lucie, Zdenek, Frantisek, Marek, David, Adam, Alzbeta, Magdalena, Petr.... We all know and remember how great and special person he was

Posted by Lucie Nezkusilova - Prague   September 26, 2017

Posted by Lucie Nezkusilova    September 26, 2017

Posted by A friend   September 25, 2017

Posted by A friend   September 25, 2017

Posted by A friend   September 25, 2017

Posted by A friend   September 25, 2017

Dear Bonnie and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Dennis was somebody very special in this world, and I can only begin to imagine the sense of loss for all of you that he left us so soon. Love, Ellen

Posted by Ellen Bigler - Providence, RI - friend   September 24, 2017

Posted by Jerry Fields    September 23, 2017

Bonnie sorry to hear about Dennis.

Posted by Sharon Turner - Brunswick, OH - Family Friend   September 23, 2017

Bonnie, you are in my thoughts and prayers. I'm so sorry for your loss and the loss we all feel. It was a privilege to know Dennis and have his friendship at Borromeo. I'm so glad to have reconnected with Dennis this past year and feel that he was too. It is an honor to know you and to have seen you two as a couple. How deep the loss you must feel. Love and prayers for you and Dennis

Posted by Jerry FIELDS - FLUSHING, MI   September 23, 2017

Dear Bonnie,
it si very hard to express my sorrow about Dennis lost. He was a big person who has influenced my life. We got a great offer to spend one amazing year with both of you in Avon Lake. I will alwais remember him as a great teacher and controversial person who did not afraid. I am proud that I got that oportunity to know you.
Love Dasa

Posted by Danuse Ciprysova - Karlovy Vary, OH   September 23, 2017

Dear Bonnie, Here's one more photo of you from the senior picnic at LSU Medical School in 1978. Very Happy Times! Love, Ken Grush & Fred Loessel

Posted by Kenneth Grush - Brooklyn, NY - Friend   September 23, 2017

Dearest Bonnie,

We are so saddened by the loss of Dennis. Our hearts and prayers go out to you. A wonderful light has gone out in our firmament, but it's blazing away above! I'm sure Dennis is making his point of view clear to the Powers up there. We would be there if at all possible, and it's painful not to be, but we certainly will be with you in spirit. You and Dennis are a woven into Ken's life so tightly that it's difficult to come to grips with his passing. From your friendship (and feeding him!) in med school to your recent visit with us, you've been truly constant and valued friends. His sunset and wonderful garden photos brightened every visit to Facebook! Please accept our sincerest sympathy and condolences in this most difficult of times.

Posted by Kenneth Grush - Brooklyn, NY - Friend   September 23, 2017

Dear Bonnie, Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you grieve the loss of such a special man. May Dennis' s enduring love for you bring comfort in the days ahead and may God's love for you be a source of strength and peace at such a difficult time. God bless and keep you both. Ruth and Bill DeLong

Posted by Ruth DeLong - Bay Village, OH - Friend   September 23, 2017

Dear Stella, I am so saddened to learn of your loss. I have fond memories of Dennis from way back in the days of Tulane. Please accept my heart felt condolences. Much love, Lou Ignarro

Posted by Lou Ignarro - Beverly Hills, CA   September 23, 2017

You were a great friend and the best thing about Navy boot camp. I am happy to have known you for 45 years and spent so much time with you in New Orleans. You were a credit to your wife Bonnie and to all of your patients. Your incredible knowledge and magnificent generosity and charitable outpouring were an inspiration to all. We will miss you! You were loved by all!
Thomas S. Guillot,Jr.,M.D.

Posted by A friend   September 23, 2017

Bonnie, my thought and prayers are with you at this most difficult time of the loss of your soul mate!! I was so thankful that I got to spend time with him when he came to Uncle Ed's funeral services in Arlington. That really meant a lot to me that he could be there. I know you have a huge family support to help you through this difficult time to lean on. Wish I could be there as well, please feel all our love and support from Cali!!!

Posted by Laura Wooldridge (Vohnout) - Laguna Woods, CA - Family   September 23, 2017


Jenny and I are so sad to hear that Dennis passed. You, Dennis and the whole family are in our thoughts and prayers. Two of best doctors and people I was blessed to know (Dennis and Frank Klamet) are together now and at peace.

Take care.

Ed Miller

Posted by A friend   September 23, 2017

Bonnie, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I am so glad that we were able to reconnect with you personally last summer. I'm just sorry that our visit was so short. May your memories and friends bring you peace and comfort. Love,

Posted by Fred and Nancy Umland - Greenville, WI - Friend   September 22, 2017

Bonnie, our hearts are heavy with you. Dennis was one in a million. We love you...
Kris, Kevin, Perri and Finnegan

Posted by A friend   September 22, 2017

My Condolences to the family. I was a freind of his from Holy Family Church.

My Deepest Sympathy
Phil Imka

Posted by Philip Imka - Brunswick, OH   September 22, 2017

My condolences to the family. I went to school with Dennis at Holy Family Grade School- Cleveland on Chapelside. Praying for the family.
Janet Schulte Adams

Posted by A friend   September 22, 2017

Please accept our deepest sympathy for the loss of your beloved Dennis. The days ahead will be difficult, but know that others are praying you find comfort when reflecting on beautiful memories of happy times shared over a lifetime. May the God of all comfort sustain each of you and give you peace to endure.

Posted by Juanita - Cleveland   September 22, 2017

Bonnie, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry.

Posted by Dana Stachowski - Middleburg Hts, OH   September 22, 2017


I am so sorry for your loss. Dr. Cech was a lifesaver for me. Without his knowledge/expertise, I wouldn't have been able to have a normal childhood. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Joe "Joey" Rada

Posted by A friend   September 22, 2017

Bonnie I am so very sorry to hear about your loss. I will hold you in my heart and keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Earlene McGonegal

Posted by Earlene McGonegal - Akron, OH - Friend   September 22, 2017

May God sustain you at this time of such great loss please except my condolences John 5:29

Posted by Cynthia Butler    September 22, 2017


They say that to have a good life you must "Live," "Laugh," "Love" and "Leave a Legacy" and Dennis was not only able to do that but he did it all to the fullest. His legacy is all the people who's lives he touched and helped either through his family, his friendships or his patients. You will be missed!

Posted by April (Vohnout) Smith - Nipomo, CA - Family   September 22, 2017

Condolences to Bonnie and all of Dennis' family - I have so many warm memories of good times shared with both of them, with Dennis often as the instigator. Without him, when would I ever have gone to the Jazz fest, eaten etouffe, or gone to a pig roast? Not to mention countless times just hanging out, listening to music, shooting the breeze. Dennis was committed,loyal and generous to family and friends. I hope that everyone's memories of him may sustain them through the immediate pain, and provide comfort going forward. Love and sympathy to each of you.

Posted by Kristine Roth - Washington, DC   September 22, 2017

Prayers for your family on your loss. I was a classmate of Jerry, but knew Dennis thru him. Please know I am thinking of all at this time.

Posted by Linda Bennett Kozlowski - Munson Twp., OH   September 22, 2017


Our condolences to you on the loss of Dennis. He will truly be missed.

Warmest Regards,

Patrick and Jamie Kearney

Posted by A friend   September 22, 2017

Bonnie, so sorry to hear about Dennis. My thoughts are with you.

Posted by margaret wilbur - davidson, NC   September 22, 2017

Dr Cech was a brilliant man and had a wonderful personality that will be missed by myself and many, many others

Posted by Mark Massie - Avon Lake   September 22, 2017

Grief can be very hard but with special memories they help us cope John 5:29.

Posted by A friend   September 22, 2017

Bonnie, our heart goes out to you. Dennis was a great friend and I am blest to have known him. I have great memories from our high school days and especially the summers in between. He will be in the best of hands with our Lord, and a welcomed sight for Al Denne and Mike Clancy.

Bonnie and I will keep you. In our prayers.

Rich and Bonnie Schroeder

Posted by Rich Schroeder - Scottsdale, AZ   September 21, 2017

I had planned on growing much older with you and our brothers sitting on your deck and watching many more sun sets over the lake! I will miss you. Who will now correct my grammar?

Posted by Vincent Vohnout - Cleveland, OH   September 21, 2017

Stella, So sorry for your loss! Dr. Cech was always one of my favorite people! He was a good man, great doctor, and loved a good conversation. He was was witty, funny, and always sarcastic! I will miss him very much!Monica Bostaph

Posted by A friend   September 21, 2017