Dennis P. Niland, 65, died on January 3, 2018 in San Diego, California of a heart attack. Born June 23, 1952 in Cumberland he was the son of the late Leo and Norine Niland.

Dennis grew up in Cumberland, attended St. Mary’s school, and graduated from Bishop Walsh High School in 1970.

Dennis is a veteran of the United States Navy. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus, and served with several charitable groups in San Diego.

He is survived by his brother, Joseph M. Niland of Eldersburg, MD, and his sister Judith A Niland of Seattle, WA, and a number of nieces and nephews and their children.

Visitation will be conducted at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A. on Virginia Avenue in Cumberland from 5 until 7 p.m. on Sunday, January 14th.

A Mass of the Christian Burial will be conducted at St. Mary’s church on Oldtown Road, Cumberland at 10 a.m. on Monday, January 15th.

Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Military honors will be accorded by the Fort Cumberland Post 13 Honor Guard.

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