January 15, 2019

Dennis L. Dean

Died Oct. 18, 2017


Dennis L. Dean, 76, of Luzerne passed away at Otsego Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017.

Dennis was born in Highland Park on June 18, 1941, to Howard and Lenore (Dixon) Dean. Dennis had been a state champion swimmer in high school and married Helen Abbott on July 10, 1971, in Rochester. The couple lived in Madison Heights until Dennis’ retirement from General Motors Chevy Gear and Axle, where he worked as a supervisor over skilled trades. The couple settled in Luzerne in 1996 to their property that they had owned since 1971. Dennis was an active member of TriPoint Church of God (formerly Mio Church of God) where he served as an usher. He was also involved with Angel Food Ministry and Together We Can Food Pantry in Mio. He had belonged to the Carleton Sportsmen’s Club. Dennis was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and was especially fond of hunting trips to South Dakota with his friend Pat Sposato. He also enjoyed golfing, motorcycle riding, snowmobiling, ice skating and playing hockey. He enjoyed spending time with his friends and family.

Dennis is survived by his wife, Helen of Luzerne; his children, Scott (Kristi) Dean of Nashville, James (Lee Ann) Jones of Lapeer, Debra Booth of Luzerne and David Dean of Lansing; his brother, Bill (Brenda) Dean of Dade City, Fla.; his grandchildren, Leila Hollister, Lacey Dean, Rebecca Blakeney, Ross Blakeney, Travis Jones, Neil Jones, Ryan Jones, Tristan Jones, Robert Scarcella Jr. and Dennis Scarcella; his great-granddaughter, Lily Ann Louise Scarcella; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Thane Dean; and his sister, Annette Wood.

Visitation will be Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, from 1-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the Lashley Funeral Home, Mio, and also Monday, Oct. 23, at TriPoint Church of God, Mio, from 10 a.m. until the funeral services at 11 a.m. with Pastor Chris Bones officiating. Interment will follow the funeral service at Luzerne Cemetery, Luzerne.

Memorial donations may be made to TriPoint Church of God.

These arrangements were handled by Lashley Funeral Home, Mio.


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