‘Explicit’ Version of Holland Man’s Honest ‘Sarcastic A-Hole’ Obituary is Even More Awesome
Earlier we shared with you the obituary of 24-year-old Holland man, Dennis Saycocie. Dennis passed away February 21 after a two year battle with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.
It's such a sad, hard thing... but his friends and his girlfriend Natalie wanted honor him in an honest way that would have made Dennis laugh, and would abide with his sarcastic personality: They wrote him a badass obituary.
Dennis' girlfriend, Natalie Vander Ark, asked friend Russ Roozeboom to write the tribute.
Of the unusual obituary, Russ told M-Live:
“We wanted something funny and we didn’t want people to forget what a great guy he was. We were shooting for something that put his life in a nutshell.”
Natalie contacted us, wondering if we wanted to see the original, unedited version of the obituary:
"Hey I just thought you might want to see the explicit version on Dennis' obituary the newspaper wouldn't let us post ;) ... His family, friends, and I love him, and I'm so happy I can share that with so many."
We were like, heck yes, we want to see it! And it's even funnier and more awesome than what was printed.
Here is the original 'explicit' version:
Dennis Saycocie was born June 8, 1991 in Wichita, KS, and had the nerve to leave the rest of us on February 21, 2016 in Grand Rapids, MI due to being too awesome to stick around this plane of existence. Also cancer. Left behind are parents Manolay and Daovy Saycocie, the love of his life Natalie Vander Ark, a couple of fried motherboards, a modified-to-hell car, and the rest of us sorry saps who had the pleasure of knowing, and therefore loving, him.While we can all agree that Dennis leaving us like this a "dick move", we can also agree that it is endearingly typical of him. Dennis brought joy to everyone he met-once you got to know him. His work at Jimmy John’s focused on the “freaky” part of “freaky fast,” and his work at ZBx Technology focused on the “simplifying” part of “simplifying technology.” Dennis was the kind of guy who could man a help desk and talk down the most inept of users with patience, turn around and destroy you in Super Smash Bros, then do burnouts in the parking lot with that POS car that he “tuned.” Some people have a way of knowing the perfect, most encouraging things to say. Dennis was not one of those people, and his willingness to share his thoughts wasn’t always immediately appreciated. Life tried to kick his ass, but Dennis kicked it back so hard his leg fell off. Whatever the circumstances, Dennis managed to stay the same sarcastic a-hole people knew and loved."
Man, Dennis sounds like a guy we would have love to know, especially with friends and family who love him so much and will miss him so much. RIP, "sarcastic a-hole".