Dennis H. Lopez died suddenly on May 23. He was 69.

He was born Feb. 10, 1948 and grew up in Southern California and New York city. In 1973 he earned a Bachelor of Arts in communication arts from Notre Dame.

He was an author, musician, photographer, carpenter, member of the Tisbury planning board, and friend of many on Martha’s Vineyard, as well as all over the states.

He has gone to be with his beloved Kathleen and noble Sheltie Hudson. He is survived by his daughter, Simone Menger of Somerset, N.J. Always gracious, Den left his photography collection to the Historical Society of Block Island, where he lived and loved for many years.

He will be truly missed. “Love and help others” were his last words.