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Allen Dean ~1938-1990
1. Obituary: Allen Dean, 62, of Bridgeton, died Thursday at the Hospital of University of (Pennsylvania), Philadelphia, Pa., following a three month illness. Born in Bridgeton, he was a lifelong resident. He was the son of the late Elwood and Helen Reed Dean.
Mr. Dean has worked as a foreman for the Clement Pappas Company in Cedarville for the past 13 years. Prior to that he held a similar position at the former P.J. Ritter Company in Bridgeton for 33 years. He was an U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict, stationed in Germany. In addition he was a member of St. Mary's R.C. Church in Rosenhayn.
Surviving are two brothers, James Dean, Ralph E. Dean Sr., both of Bridgeton; several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by a brother William Dean. Funeral will be held at the Freitag Funeral Home, 137 W. Commerce St., Bridgeton, on Tuesday at noon followed by Mass of Christian Burial and. Holy Communion at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Rosenhayn at 1 p.m. Interment will be made in the St. Mary's Cemetery, Rosenhayn. Friends will be received Monday after 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
2. Death Notice: DEAN -- Of Bridgeton, N.J., on Thursday, April 12, 1990. Allen Dean, brother of James Dean and Ralph E. Dean Sr., son of the late Elwood and Helen Reed Dean, aged 62 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to the funeral without further notice from the Freitag Funeral Home, 137 W. Commerce St., Bridgeton, on Tuesday, April 17 at 12 noon. Mass of Christian Burial and Holy Communion at St. Mary's R.C. Church, Rosenhayn at 1 p.m. Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery, Rosenhayn. Friends may call Monday evening after 7 p.m.
Anna Morgan Dean 1877-1929
Columbia Union Visitor, September 26, 1929, Vol. 34, No. 37.
DEAN—Anna M. Dean was laid to rest August 25, 1929 at the Forest Grove cemetery at
. Her absence is mourned by a husband, son, three daughters, one brother, four sisters, and a host of relatives and friends. Mrs. Dean died at the age of 51 years, 11 months and 11 days. Cheswold, Delaware
Twenty-one years ago Mrs. Dean followed our Lord's example in Bible baptism. She joined the
Seventh-day Adventist Churchat Cheswold, Delawarebut was later transferred to the . In so far as it was humanly possible, Mrs. Dean followed all of the Bible teachings. Dover Church
A sympathetic service was held in which the
choir furnished the music. The following favorites of the late Mrs. Dean were sung, "Every Time I Feel the Spirit", "Does Jesus Care", and "Bringing in the Sheaves". Dover Church
Elder G. A. Mosley of the
preached the funeral sermon, in which he entreated the survivors to accept God and His principles and thru the medium of the beautiful life lived by the deceased, he comforted the mourners and begged them to prepare to meet our Master in the fast coming resurrection day. Approximately 500 people attended the funeral. - Cheswold Church A. Mosley. Garfield
Benjamin Brady Dean ~1911-1999
27 April 1999
Former Pennsville resident Benjamin Brady Dean, 88 of Lakeland, Fla.., and formerly of Pennsville Township died Monday at the home of his son in Lakeland. Born in Bridgeton, he had been a lifelong area resident, living in Pennsville until moving to Lakeland in November.
He worked at DuPont's Carney's Point Works until retiring in 1973 with 37 years of service. An avid golfer, he had been a member of Beckett Golf Club, the DuPont Veterans Association and Ambassador Baptist Church, Pennsville. He most recently attended Christ Memorial Baptist Church, Lakeland.
Surviving are two sons, Thomas L.. of Lakeland and George F. of Phoenix, Ariz..; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. His wife, Caroline B. Horner Dean died in 1997. A son, Clinton B., died in 1994.
Services are 10 a.m. Friday at H.T. Layton & Son Home For Funerals, 102 S. Main St.., Woodstown, where friends may call 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Sharptown Methodist Cemetery, Pilesgrove Township. Memorial contributions may be made to Memorial Fund, Ambassador Baptist Church, 50 Hook Road, Pennsville, NJ 08070
Charles T. Dean Sr. ~1908-1999
Charles T. Dean Sr. of Denton died Wednesday, June 30, 1999, in his son's home in Marydel. He was 91. Mr. Dean was born in Ridgely, the son of the late Robert Garey Dean and Maude Rosemond Jones Dean.
He graduated from Ridgely High School and from the University of Maryland, where he received one year of law school. He managed the lacrosse team and was a member of Delta Sigma Phi, while in college.
Mr. Dean was a prominent lifetime farmer. He was a Sunday school superintendent for 16 years; a member of the Ridgely United Methodist Church; a member of the Caroline County Farm Bureau, where he served as president for five years; a member of the State Farm Bureau, serving three years as vice president; and served on the National Livestock Committee for two years.
Mr. Dean served as president of the PTA of North Caroline High School for one year and as vice president of the Maryland State Congress PTA for two years. He also was president of the Denton Rotary Club, where he was presented with the Paul Harris Fellowship.
He was elected as a Caroline County commissioner, where he served for 12 years, working toward home rule as the government system in Caroline County. He called the first meeting to establish a library in Caroline County. He was chairman of the Bi-racial Committee; was a president of the Caroline County Ditch Association; and served on the Caroline County Draft Board for 16 years.
Mr. Dean was a charter member of the Caroline County Historical Society, where he served as president. He was an area supervisor for ASCS for four years and was responsible for the establishment of the first Parks and Recreation Service in Caroline County.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Dean, who served in the Maryland State Senate for Queen Anne's County for 16 years, and John Dean. He is survived by four children, Barbara Harrington of Southport, N.C., Charles T. Dean Jr. of Ridgely, Robert Dean of Marydel and Lora Junkin of Arnold; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Sunday in Denton Cemetery. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Saturday at Moore Funeral Home, 12 S. Second St., Denton. Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to: Ridgely United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 424, Ridgely, MD 21660; or to Caroline Hospice Foundation, P.O. Box 362, Denton, MD 21629.
Corinne N. Dean 1916-2010
Torbert Funeral Home
August 29, 1916 - January 14, 2010
Corinne N. Dean of Dover died Thursday January 14, 2010 in Westminster
Village, Dover. She was 93. She was born August 29, 1916 in Dover, Delawareto the late W. Tho mas Durham and Maymie Beckett Durham.
Mrs. Dean is survived by her brother Floyd Durham of
Dover; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 1PM Wednesday January 20, 2010 at the Forest Grove Seventh Day Adventists Church, 4950 Pearson Corner Road, Dover, DE. Friends may call Tuesday evening from 6-8pm at Torbert Funeral Chapel, 61 S. Bradford Street, Dover, DE and 12 -1 at Church. Interment will be in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to
Forest Grove Seventh Day Adventists Church, 4950 Pearson Corner Road, Dover, DE 19904.
Dorcas A. Pierce Dean ~1884-1933
Contributed by Linda Harmon 29 Jul 2000
BRIDGETON PAPER JANUARY 5, 1933 USED KEROSENE; BURNS FATAL
Woman's Clothing Consumed By Flames After Explosion of Oil Can Starting Fire
Mrs. Dorcas A. Dean, who was so severely burned at her home on the Gouldtown-Fairton Road, died yesterday afternoon at Bridgeton Hospital, her death being the result of using kerosene in the building of a fire yesterday morning, according to the best information obatainable.
The woman who was fatally burned was admitted to Bridgeton Hospital at 6:35 in the morning, her husband, William F. Dean, and a neighbor taking her there from her home. While her face was not badly burned there were burns over practically her entire body, at points being first degree burns and at other parts second degree burns. It was thought also she inhaled the flames and while the woman was given treatment and her sufferings relieved as much as possible the outcome from the first was regarded as almost sure to be fatal.
The end came at 1:20 yesterday afternoon. In addition to her flesh burns her hair was badly singed, although the ravages of the flames were not so severe about her head and face.
Mrs. Dean, who was 59 years of age, was building the fire in the kitchen stove in the morning, so far as this paper was able to learn with telephone wires in the neighborhood out of commission, and poured some kerosene on the fuel which in some way ignited and the can in her hand exploded. Her clothing was burned from her body and the flames spread to the house but were brought under control before there was any great amount of damage. There was no call for the Bridgeton Fire Departmen.
(THE REST I CANNOT READ--HEAVY LINE ACROSS THE REST--LH)
ENTERED INTO REST (Bridgeton Paper January 5, 1933)
DEAN-In Bridgeton, N.J., January 4, 1933. Dorcas A., wife of William F. Dean, aged 59 years. Relatives and friends are invited to attend from the husband's residence on the Gouldtown-Fairton Road, Friday afternoon, January 6, at 1:30 o'clock. Services in the Fordsville N.E. Church at 2 o'clock. Interment in Gouldtown Cemetery. Friends may call this Thursday evening from 7 until 8 o'clock.
Harry A. Dean Sr. ~1922-2004
12 Jun 2004
Franklin R. Dean Sr. ~1930-2011
14 Jan 2011
Franklin R. Dean Sr., 81 of Fairfield Twp. passed away early Wednesday morning January 12, 2011 in South Jersey Healthcare Hospice Inpatient Center, Bridgeton where he had been a patient for the past week. He had been in failing health, since October of 2009 and seriously ill for the past nine months.
Born in Fairfield Twp., he was the son of the late Elmira Dean, and the husband of Edith (nee Cuff) Dean. Franklin was raised by the late Mary Dean Kozma and Furman Gould.
Frank was a resident of Fairfield all of his life and was formerly employed with Martin Corporation for several years until his retirement in 1995. He also at one time owned and operated Dean's Cesspool Business. He loved the outdoors, and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He also loved farming and gardening, often giving away most of his vegetables to friends and neighbors. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed sitting in his garage and spending time with his family and friends.
Surviving him besides his wife Edith of 61 years, are his children Shelly Dean and her husband Jim of Pennsville, and Franklin R. Dean Jr. of Fairfield Twp., his four half sisters Evelyn Gould of Bridgeton, Noreen Taylor and her husband Ron of Delaware, Rosemary Burton and her husband Eddie of Fairfield Twp., and Matilda Green of Bridgeton.
He was predeceased by a half brother Nelson Gould who was killed in action during the Korean War.
Family and friends are invited to attend funeral services on Saturday January 15, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. from the Sray-Webster Funeral Home, 62 Landis Ave. at Carll's Corner, Upper Deerfield Twp. The Rev. Glen Durham, chaplain of South Jersey Hospice will officiate. The interment will be in Cumberland County Veterans Cemetery, Hopewell Twp.
Friends may call on Saturday from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home, prior to the services. Written condolences and expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting the funeral home website at www.sraywebsterfuneralhome.com.
On June 11, 2004, Harry A. Dean Sr., age 82, passed away at Virtua-West Hospital in Voorhees. A World War II Veteran, and recipient of the Purple Heart. Mr. Dean had been a longtime resident of Haddon Heights where he was a member of the American Legion Post No. 149.
Mr. Dean is lovingly survived by his wife, Eleanor Estelle (nee Hewes); his children, Harry A., Jr. (Kathy) of Pennsauken, Janet of Westmont, Jimmy (Cheri) of Florida, Linda (James) Verna of Deptford, Kenny (Betsy) of Oaklyn, Nancy (Art) Pisko of Deptford and Betty (Steve) Parks of Deptford; his 10 grandchildren and his sister, Betty Kelling.
Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing Monday after 10 AM at the JOHN A. HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, 9 White Horse Pike (at Kings Hwy.), Haddon Heights, where his Religious Service will be held at 12 PM. Interment Locustwood Memorial Park, Cherry Hill. His family will accept flowers or donations to the SJ Alzheimer's Association, 11000 Lincoln Drive West, Marlton, NJ 08053.
Helen Reed Dean 1892-1958
(Daughter of Allen Reed & Dorothy Rebecca (Jamieson?). Helen born 3 May 1892, Kent County, Delaware, died 29 May 1958, wife of Elwood Dean.)
In profound sorrow we announce the death of: Helen Dean, on Thursday the 29th of May . Services will be held at St. Mary's R.C. from the Chapel of Freitag Funeral Home at 8 o'clock a.m. June 2nd. Interment St. Mary's Cemetery, Rosenhayn. Friends may call Sunday Evening 7 - 9 o'clock, Freitag Funeral Home
James Dean ~1910-2005
1 Jun 2005
James Dean, 95, a resident of Bridgeton died at his home Monday afternoon. He had been in failing health for the past several years. Born in Cheswold, Delaware, the son of the late Elwood and Helen Reed Dean, he was the husband of Nellie I. Coombs Dean.
Mr. Dean had been a Bridgeton area resident for most of his life and had previously been employed along with his wife at the former DeSantis Dress Company in Bridgeton. He had also worked at Owens Illinois, Martin Dye and Finishing, and at one time was self employed in farming. He was a member of the Nanticoke Lenni Lenape Indians of Bridgeton. \
Besides his wife of 65 years, survivors include one daughter, Diane D. Cuff and her husband Howard of Stow Creek Township, two grandchildren, James David and Toby Howard Cuff, three step grandchildren Matthew, Chelsea, and Hillary Cuff, and one brother Ralph Dean of Hopewell Township, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers Allen and William Dean.
Funeral services will be held on Friday June 3, 2005 from the Sray-Webster Funeral Home, 62 Landis Ave. at Carll's Corner, Upper Deerfield Township at 12 p.m. with the Rev. Robert Valasquez officiating. The interment will take place in the family plot in Gouldtown Memorial Park, Fairfield Twp. Family and friends may call on Friday morning from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the services. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Hospice Care of S.J., 2848 S. Delsea Dr., Vineland, N.J. 08360.
James H. Dean ~1928-1999
10 Apr 1999
1. Obituary: James H. Dean Age 71, of Smyrna, DE died Wed., April 7 at Kent General Hospital, Dover, DE. Service: 1 p.m. Monday, April 12 at Mt. Friendship AME Church, Mt. Friendship Rd/91, Smyrna, DE. Friends may call at the church 7-9 p.m. Sunday and 1 hour before service on Monday. Burial: Mt. Friendship Cemetery.
Mr. Dean had been a resident at the HIS Nursing Center in Smyrna. Mr. Dean lived in Philadelphia for many years returning to Smyrna to live in 1993, after retiring from the Philadelphia Intl. Airport as a Sky Cap. He served in the U.S. Army receiving an Honorable discharge in 1946.
Survivors: wife, Dorinda M. Shelton Dean of Smyrna, DE; 1 daughter, Vivian Harris of Dover, DE; 1 step-daughter, Conchita Congo of Las Vegas, NV; 1 step-son, Derrick Morris of Smyrna, DE; 1 sister, Margurite Watson of Smyrna, DE; 1 nephew, Larry Watson of Smyrna, DE; 1 niece, Janice Frazier of Smyrna, DE. Arrangements by Miller Funeral Services Milford, DE 302-424-1400
2. Obituary: James H. Dean of Integrated Health Services of Delaware at Kent, south of Smyrna, died Wednesday, April 7, 1999, in Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital, Dover. He was 70.
Mr. Dean served in the U.S. Army and received an honorable discharge in 1946. He subsequently worked at Philadelphia International Airport as a sky cap, and had retired.
Mr. Dean lived in Philadelphia for many years, and returned to Smyrna to live in 1993.
He is survived by his wife, Dorinda M. Shelton Dean of Smyrna; a daughter, Vivian Harris of Dover; a stepson, Derrick Morris of Smyrna; a stepdaughter, Conchita Congo of Las Vegas; a sister, Marguerite Watson of Smyrna; a nephew, Larry Watson of Smyrna; and a niece, Janice Frazier of Smyrna.
Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Mount Friendship AME Church, 91 Mount Friendship Road, Smyrna, where friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be in Mount Friendship Cemetery. Arrangements by Miller Funeral Services, Milford.
Laura M. Goff Dean ~1915-1995
(Written note: Dec 1995)
1. Obituary: Retired chef Laura M. Dean, 80, of 449 Oakview Heights, Bridgeton died Thursday at her late residence. Mrs. Dean was born in Fairton, the daughter of he late Howard and Emily Gould Goff. The wife of the late William Dean, she had lived at her present address since 1986 and had been a resident of Bridgeton for most of her life.
She was a chef by trade and prior to her retirement in 1972 she had been employed with the Rainbow Convalescent Center and prior to that with Cumberland Manor. She enjoyed cooking as a hobby.
Survivors include William W. Dean, Quinton; a daughter, Ruth A. Velazquez of Fairton; a sister, Josephine Pierce of Bridgeton; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a brother, William Goff, and a sister, Mildred Miller.
Graveside funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday at Fernwood Memorial Park, Shiloh Pike, Hopewell Township, with the Revs. Jennie Clark and Margaret Mary Staller of Cumberland County Hospice officiating. Interment will follow the services. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Cumberland County Hospice, 2848 S. Delsea Drive, Vineland, N.J. 08360. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Padgett Funeral Home, Bridgeton.
2. Death Notice: of 449 Oakview Heights, Bridgeton, N.J., on Thursday, Dec. 14, 1995. Laura Goff Dean, wife of the late William Dean, mother of Ruth A. Velazquez and William W. Dean, aged 80 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend graveside funeral services on Monday morning, Dec. 18, 1995, at 11 o’clock in Fernwood Memorial Park, Shiloh Pike, Hopewell Township, N.J. Interment will follow the services. There will be no public viewing. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to Cumberland County Hospice, 2848 South Delsea Drive, Vineland, N.J. 08360. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Padgett Funeral Home, Bridgeton, N.J.
3. Death Notice: Laura M. Dean, 80, of Bridgeton, died Thursday at home. Mrs. Dean was a chef at the Rainbow Convalescent Center and Cumberland Manor. Born in Fairton, Mrs. Dean was an area resident all her life.
She is survived by a son, William of Quinton; a daughter, Ruth A. Velazquez of Fairton; a sister, Josephine Pierce of Bridgeton; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held 11 am. Monday at Fernwood Memorial Park, Shiloh Pike, Hopewell Township. Arrangements are by the Padgett Funeral Home, Bridgeton. Donations may be made to the Cumberland County Hospice, 2848 S. Delsea Dr., Vineland 08360.
Lucy M. Jackson Dean ~1924-2014
26 Dec 2014
Lucy M. Jackson Dean, 90, of Upper Deerfield Township passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her husband and family on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2014. Mrs, Dean was born in Alloway and was the daughter of the late Ira and Winifred Clark Jackson and the wife of Ralph E. Dean Sr. A lifelong area resident, she lived on the Shiloh Pike in Hopewell Township for nearly 50 years before moving to live with her son and daughter-in-law in Upper Deerfield Township 19 months ago.
Mrs. Dean worked for the Cumberland County Homemakers for the last 14 years of her working career and spent 35 years as a seamstress at the former Major Clothing in Bridgeton. She was a member of the Bridgeton First Church of the Nazarene and enjoyed sewing as a hobby. She had also been a volunteer at The Cumberland Manor.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her son, David "Mike" Dean and his wife Mary, with whom she resdied, her daughter-in-law, Paulette of Bridgeton, her son-in-law, Herbert "Buzz" Cliff of Upper Deerfield Township, six grandchildren, Deana Walsh-McCormick (Justin), Jamie Dean, Denise Dean, Lyndy Tanimae, Christy Ferretta (Bryan) and David Dean II (Brittany), nine great grandchildren, Deanna Dean, Stephan Dean, Chandler Dean, Adriana Dean, Athena Ferretta, Arianna Ferretta, Alexis Dean, Aliyana Dean and Harlow Dean and one great great granddaughter, Genevieve Dean. Mrs. Dean was predeceased by her son, Ralph "Sonny" Dean Jr. in 1997 and two daughters, Delores Walsh, also in 1997 and Rosemary Cliff in 2012. She was also preceded in death by an infant grandson and all ten of her siblings, Blanche, Margie, Ethel, Catherine, Mildred, Nelson, Hazel, Charles, Frankie and Johnny.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral services which will be held at the Freitag Funeral Home, 137 W. Commerce St. in Bridgeton on Monday morning December 29th at 11 o'clock where friends will be received from 10 until 11. Chaplain Deborah Ganci of Holy Redeemer Hospice will officiate. The burial will follow the service a the funeral home and take place at Fernwood Memorial Park in Hopewell Township. Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Redeemer Hospice, PO Box 250, 150 E. 9th Avenue, Runnemede, NJ 08078.
Madge Carney Dean 1887-1966
(Note by Lorraine Johnson-Gregg: "Madge Carney Dean, dau of Joseph Carney & Mary Dean)"
In profound sorrow we announce the death of Madge Dean on Wednesday the 31st Aug 1966. Services will be held Sunday Sept. 4, 1966 from Fordsville Church at 1 o'clock p.m. Viewing Sat Eve 7-9.
Madge Dean, widow of Ralph Dean and daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Carney was born in Cheswold, Delaware August 16, 1887 and departed this life Aug 31, 1966. Mrs. Dean lived on the Gouldtown-Fairton Road until her husband's death in 1949. Since that time she lived with relatives.
Many years were spent in the home of Mrs. Helen Saunders. The last months of her life were spent with Mrs. Anna Thompson, her niece on the Sea Breeze Road.
She was a member of the St. John Methodist Church, Fordville, for many years. A few months prior to her death she was recipient of an award certificate presented to all members having served the church for 25 years or more. She was active in attendance until she moved in another area, but always loving to sing the hymns of the church and enjoyed the fellowship with God's people.
There were no children born to her but she was a mother to many. A loving friend, a kind person and one who was nice to know.
Survivors are: one sister, Mrs. Ella Clark; three brothers, Joseph, Robert, and Dawson Carney, all of Cheswold, Delaware; and many other relatives and friends. a helpful friend, a loving person and a patient sufferer. Known by many as Aunt Madge.
Services: St. John Methodist Church, Fordville Road, Fordville. The Lively Funeral Home. No interment information.
Morgan Dean 1907-1983
Contributed by Henrietta Carey Johnson 19 May 2001
Church program: Forest Grove Seventh-day Adventist Church, Route 5, Road 101, Dover, Delaware Thursday, August 11, 1983 at Twelve Noon In Remembrance of Morgan Dean 1907 - 1983
Morgan Dean, son of the late Ervin and Annie Dean, was born September 15, 1907 near Dover. We lovingly gave him to Jesus when he entered into rest on Sunday, August 7, 1883 in Kent General Hospital at 6:45 a.m., at the age of 75.
He was married to Corinne Durham, June 24, 1939. He was a loving devoted husband. They shared their lives together for more than 44 years. Even though
God did not bless them with children, they were honored with four wonderful children and one granddaughter.
He was baptized into the SDA faith in Silver Lake in Dover in September 1943. He was a faithful and devoted member of Forest Grove SDA Church where he served as local elder, trustee, and member of the building and maintenance committee until his death. Previously, he served as a SS Superintendent, SS teacher and Young Peoples leader. He loved his church and supported all related activities until his health failed him. He loved everyone and everything connected with the church.
He was also greatly concerned and interested in the members of his community. His loving, winning personality made lots of friends and always helped anyone he could no matter what, when or where.
He was a dedicated laborer at any task he pursued. He worked at a variety of jobs, but was especially fond of gardening. He was employed as chauffeur and gardener for Mr. and Mrs. Edmond DuPont in Wilmington, Delaware for about 18 1/2 years. After his retirement he continued with lawn care in the local area.
His health began to fail a few years ago, but being a patient sufferer he never complained. He knew God was with him, so he bore his affliction as Job waiting on the Lord.
In addition to his widow Corinne, he is survived by his sister, Sara Lundy of New York City, two stepsisters, Mildred Barton of Dover and Maxie Mosley of Bridgeton, New Jersey, four Godchildren, Lloyd Watson of California, Karen Catanzaro of Edison, New Jersey, Shari Coker of Wilmington and Seth Coker of Newark, and one precious granddaughter, Nina Catanzaro, who was born on his birthday and whom he simply adored, and a host of friends.
Nellie Lorraine Dean 1923-2000
Nellie Lorraine Dean of Goldsboro died of a terminal illness Monday, Sept. 4, 2000, in Talbot Hospice House, Easton. She was 76. Mrs. Dean was born Nov. 18, 1923, in Ridgely, the daughter of the late Marshall and Emma Correll Griffin.
She graduated in 1940 from Loockerman High School. She was a homemaker and a loving and devoted wife and mother. Mrs. Dean was a member of Replanted Zion United Methodist Church, where she served on the building and program committees. She was also a member of the United Methodist Women Organization.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, William Dean, on July 15, 1998, two sons, Vaughn Griffin and Andre Dean; four brothers; and a sister. She is survived by two sons, Maurice Dean of Goldsboro and Bruce Dean of Bear, Del.; two daughters, Gaynelle Bledsoe of Forestville and Maureen Dean-Huggard of Denton; a son-in-law, Ray Bledsoe of Forestville; a sister, Odella Murray of New Jersey; two brothers, Carroll Griffin of Denton and Gerald Griffin of Baltimore; four sisters-in-law, Ruth Washington and Gladys Dean, both of Goldsboro, Edna Griffin of Baltimore and Shirley Griffin of Dover, Del.; 16 grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and close friends.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Fleegle-Helfenbein Funeral Home, P.A. in Greensboro. Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Replanted Zion United Methodist Church in Ridgely. Burial will be in Eastern Shore Veterans Cemetery, Hurlock. Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to: Talbot Hospice House, 586 Cynwood Drive, Easton, MD 21601-3805.
Nellie I. Dean 1913-2014
Nellie I. 'Mom Mom' Coombs Dean, aged 100 years, of Stow Creek Twp., passed away early Tuesday morning at home with her family by her side under hospice care. Born in Hopewell Twp., she was the daughter of the late Thomas Irving and Ada (nee Loatman) Coombs, and the wife of the late James Dean who passed away in 2005. Nellie was a lifetime resident of the area and she and her late husband had formerly lived in both Fairfield Twp and Bridgeton.
Nellie formerly worked as a seamstress along with her late husband at the DeSantis Dress Company in Bridgeton for many years. She was a former member of Trinity A.M.E. Church, Gouldtown, and St. John United Methodist Church, Fordville. She was a member of the Alice S. Feltes Federation which oversaw Gouldtown Memorial Park Cemetery. She was also a proud member of the Nanticoke Lenni Lenape Indian Tribe of Bridgeton. She loved sewing and was always mending, altering, or making something for family and friends, but most of all she enjoyed time spent with her family, especially her grandchildren.
She is survived by her daughter and son in law, Diane D. Cuff and Howard "Tinker" of Stow Creek Twp.; her two grandchildren, James David and Toby Howard Cuff; three step grandchildren, Matthew, Chelsea, and Hilary; two step great grandchildren, and various other relatives. She was predeceased besides her parents and husband by two brothers, John Coombs Sr. and Thomas I. Coombs.
Family and friends are invited to attend funeral services on Saturday at 12:00 p.m. from the Sray-Webster Funeral Home, 62 Landis Ave. at Carll's Corner, Upper Deerfield Twp.
Friends may call on Saturday morning from 10:00 to 12:00 p.m. prior to the services. The interment will be in Gouldtown Memorial Park Cemetery. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Nellie I. Dean please visit our Sympathy Store.
Paul Dean ~1927-2001
Paul Dean of Lincoln, formerly of Folsom, N.J., died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2001, in his home. He was 74.
Mr. Dean was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Before retiring in 1992 and moving to Delaware, Mr. Dean was a supervisor for Harrahs Casino, Atlantic City, N.J., for 15 years. Prior to his employment there, he worked 15 years as a credit manager for American Consumer Industries, Philadelphia. Mr. Dean was a member of the Christian Tabernacle, Lincoln, a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and a member of the local chapter of the VFW in Atco, N.J.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Margaret L. Dean; a son, Paul T. Dean of New Market, Va.; two daughters; Paulette A. Sheward of Clementon, N.J., and Diane V. Miller of Turnersville, N.J.; a sister, Alma Hinman of Asheville, N.C.; and two granddaughters.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Christian Tabernacle, Johnson Street Extension, Lincoln. Burial will be private. Instead of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Christian Tabernacle, P.O. Box 148, Lincoln, DE 19960. Arrangements by Rogers Funeral Home.
Ralph Dean ~1887-1949
Ralph Dean husband of Madge Dean died Tuesday Feb 15, 1949 aged 62 years. Yourself and family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services from Fordsville Methodist Church on Sunday Feb 20, 1949 at 2:30 P.M. Interment Fordsville Cemetery. Friends may call Saturday evening at his residence. Claude J. Garrison & Son, Bridgeton, N.J.
Death notice, newspaper:
In Fairfield Township, suddenly, Feb. 15, 1949, Ralph, husband of Madge Dean, aged 62 years. ...funeral service at Fordville Methodist Church...Feb. 20.... Interment in Fordville Church Cemetery. Friends may call at his late residence.
Robert Dean ~1902-1992
May 11, 1992
1. Obituary: Robert Dean, 90, of RD 7, Box 144, Woodruff-Carmel Road, Upper Deerfield Township, died Friday afternoon at his home after being in failing health five years. Born in Bridgeton, he was the son of the late William and Darkis Dean, and the husband of the late Carrie (Coombs) Dean.
Prior to his retirement in 1969, he was employed by Woodruff Oil Company for 28 years.
He is survived by two sons, Theodore of Upper Deerfield Township and Raphael of Canyon County, Calif.; two sisters, Emma Pierce of Bridgeton and Lee Ann Peterson of the Cumberland County Medical Center; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Mr. Dean was a member of the Centerton Freewill Baptist Church. His pastor, the Rev. Paul D. Sprouse, will conduct the services 10 a.m. Wednesday from the Sray Funeral Home, Carlls Comer. Interment will be in the family plot at Fernwood Memorial Park, Bridgeton. Friends will be received 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
2. Death Notice: of R.D. #7, Box 144, Woodruff-Carmel Rd., Upper Deerfield Township, N.J. on Friday, May 8, 1992. Robert Dean, husband of the late Carrie Coombs Dean, and father of Theodore and Raphael Dean, aged 90 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral services from the Sray Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 13th at 10 a.m. The interment will be in Fernwood Memorial Park. Friends ma call Tuesday. Friends may call Tuesday evening from 7 to 8 o’clock.
Susan Munce Carney Dean 1856-1937
Birth: 1856; Death: May 4, 1937
Daughter of Lydia Ann Munce
Contributed by Debbie Pierce via John C. Carter
DEAN - In Cedarville, N.J., May 4, 1937, Susan Munce Carney Dean, aged 79 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral at Criswold [Cheswold], Del., on Friday, May 7, 1937, at 2 p.m. Interment at Manship Cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel of Francis H. Tongue, Jr., Cedarville, N.J., Thursday evening from 7 to 9 o'clock.
Virginia L. Dean ~1920-1999
Virginia L. Dean of Harrington died Friday, April 23, 1999, in Bayhealth-Milford Memorial Hospital, Milford. She was 79. Mrs. Dean and her husband were farmers in the Harrington area for 41 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Dean in 1992; a sister, Delema Shockley and a brother, Dr. James Edward Legates.
She is survived by a daughter, Bonnie Morris and her husband, Wayne of Harrington; a brother, Russell Legates of Harrington and a grandson, Darrin Morris of Orlando, Fla.
Service and burial will be private. Arrangements by Berry-Short Funeral Home, Milford. The family suggests contributions to Prospect United Methodist Church, c/o Doris Fry, 503 Shaw Ave., Harrington, DE 19952.
William Dean ~1911-1983
(Note, handwritten by Lorraine Johnson-Gregg: Aug 5, 1983.)
1. Obituary: William Dean aged, 72, of RR 8, Box 52, Bridgeton Ave., died Friday afternoon. He had been in failing health two years and seriously ill the past month. Mr. Dean was born in Dover, Del., the son of the late Elwood and Helen Reed Dean and was the husband of Laura Miller Dean. He had resided at his present address the past ten years: prior to that he had been a Bridgeton resident for many years. Mr. Dean retired from Owens-Illinois Glass Company in 1973 after 45 years of service and was a member the quarter-century club.
Surviving besides his wife are one son, William W. Dean of R.D. 2, Salem; one daughter, Ruth Ann Velazquez, of Bridgeton; three brothers, James, Ralph and Allen Dean, all of Bridgeton; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services and interment will be private at the convenience of the family from the Russell C. Sheppard Funeral Home. Friends may call on Monday evening between 7 and 8 o'clock.
2. Death Notice: DEAN -- Of RR 8, Box 52, Bridgeton Avenue, Bridgeton, N.J., on Friday, August 5, 1983. William, husband of Laura (nee Miller) Dean, father of William W. Dean and Ruth Ann Velazquez, aged 72 years.
Funeral services and interment will be private at the convenience of the family from the Russell C. Sheppard Funeral Home, 40 East Avenue, Bridgeton.. N.J. Friends may call on Monday evening at the funeral home between 7 and 8 o'clock.
William Frank Dean ~1864-1938
Contributed by Linda Harmon 29 Jul 2000
Bridgeton Paper (December 16, 1938)
The funeral of William F. Dean, who died in Deerfield Township. Friday, has been set for the next Monday afternoon with services in the Fordville M.E. Church and burial in Gouldtown Cemetery. The deceased was 74 years of age.
William Solomon Dean ~1921-1998
William Solomon Dean of Goldsboro died Wednesday, July 15, 1998, in his home. He was 77. Mr. Dean was born in 1921, in Goldsboro, the son of the late Calvin Wilson and Beatrice Gross Dean. He graduated from Lockerman High School, Denton.
Mr. Dean was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was employed by Dover Air Force Base as a heavy equipment operator, retiring after 25 years of service.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Charles Dean, Herbert Dean and Calvin ''Bus'' Dean. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Nellie Lorraine Griffin Dean; two sons, Maurice William Dean of Goldsboro and Bruce Herbert Dean of Bear, Del.; two daughters, Gaynelle Bledsoe of Forrestville, and Maureen Dean Huggard of Goldsboro; a sister, Ruth Washington of Goldsboro; an aunt, Bartie McKnight of Ridgely; 18 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
Service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Lockerman (Groce's Chapel) Church, Goldsboro. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Fleegle & Helfenbein Funeral Home, Goldsboro. Burial will be in Eastern Shore Veterans' Cemetery, Hurlock.
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