|Birth: ||Sep. 27, 1929|
|Death: ||Oct. 4, 2009|
The Rev. Frank W. Dean, Sr., 80, a resident of Walnut Ridge Memory Care in Greensburg, and longtime resident of Dickerson Run, Latrobe and Connellsville, went home to be with his savior on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009. He was born Sept. 27, 1929, in Keisterville, a son of the late Charles W., Sr. and Mary Louise Turner Dean.
On July 3, 1933, his father, Charles, was killed in a coal mining accident. The family resided in Keisterville until November 1941, when the company house that had been provided for them, free of rent and free coal provided for the survivors after Charles' death, was sold and the family moved to the Ohiopyle area. After his mother Mary's death in 1946, her three boys went to live with their grandparents, Frank and Bertha Turner. His grandfather, Frank Turner, was killed in an auto accident in December of 1946. His grandmother, Bertha, passed away in 1985.
Frank was a graduate of Ohiopyle High School in 1947 and was valedictorian. He was employed by W.M. Fox and Fox's Inc. from 1948-1964. He operated a Western Auto Store in West Newton from 1964-1967. He did accounting work for Fox's Glass Co. from 1964-2004. From 1967 to retirement in 1994, Frank worked for Commercial National Bank in Latrobe.
Frank served his country in the Army from 1951-1953 and participated in the Korean War. He was originally stationed at Camp Breckinridge, Ky., and went to Tokyo, Japan, prior to his discharge. Frank was involved with the Fay-West Youth for Christ organization from its origin in 1957 till 1982 and was involved with Youth for Christ United with the ministry of Penn Highlands Teens for Christ. He served as president of District 12 of the Fayette County Sunday School Association for many years, as well as being on the Fayette County Board. Frank was a longtime member of the Rotary Club and a recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow Award.
In January 2006, Frank celebrated a remarkable 50 years as pastor of Pleasant Valley Community Church in Bullskin Township. He began serving the church from its beginning in 1956. The church originally offered Sunday school only, and then a building was erected and morning worship services were added. He served as pastor, Sunday school teacher, and Sunday school superintendent for many years. He lived his life dedicated in service to others.
Frank is survived by the mother of his children, Jessie J. Dean; his children, Mary Louise Johnson, of Desert Hot Springs, Calif., Frank W. Dean, Jr., of Acme, James Edward Dean, of Connellsville, Thomas Leslie Dean, of Chicago, Ill., Charles William Dean, of McConnellsburg, and David Allen Dean, of California; 20 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a brother, Vincent Valentine Dean, of Alexandria, Va.; several aunts, with whom he was raised; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Frank was predeceased by his grandparents; three brothers, Charles W. Dean Jr., David Lewis Dean and Edward Everett Dean; and a granddaughter, Aimee Elizabeth Dean. Family and friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville. Additional viewing will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, the hour of a funeral service, in Pleasant Valley Community Church, Breakneck Road, Bullskin Township, with Pastor Nick Impavido and Pastor Bill Yoder co-officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in Normalville Cemetery.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA,
Monday, October 5, 2009
Charles William Dean (1900 - 1933)
Mary L Turner Dean Shipley (1907 - 1946)
Mary Louise Dean Coffman (1951 - 2013)*
Charles William Dean (1928 - 1933)*
Frank Warren Dean (1929 - 2009)
David Lewis Dean (1932 - 1933)*
Edward Everette Dean (1934 - 2001)*
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Created by: Brenda Turner Blake
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Sure do miss you, Uncle Cousin Frank.Brenda|
Brenda Turner Blake
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