|Birth: ||Feb. 12, 1938|
|Death: ||Mar. 29, 2012|
New Jersey, USA
Dean J. Atkinson, Sr. age 74, passed away peacefully, with family by his side, on Thursday, March 29, 2012 at the N.J. Veteran's Memorial Home in Vineland.
He was born in Waukeegan, IL on February 12, 1938 to the late Russell Atkinson and Helen F. Crutzer Atkinson. Dean was married to his wife of 50 years, Nancy C. Atkinson, who passed away in August 2006. They were Newfield residents for many years before moving to Buena. Dean served in the United States Army and fought for our country during the Vietnam War from 1966 to 1967 as a Platoon Sgt. in the 4th Infantry Division. Upon his retirement from the U.S. Army in 1976, he became a Correction's Officer at Southern State Correction Facility, where he was employed for 17 years. Dean loved to golf, spend time at his lake home at Garrison Lake in Monroeville, and spend time with family.
He is survived by three sons, Dean J. Atkinson Jr. of Clayton, Rory Atkinson of Vineland and Gary and his wife Georgette Atkinson of Millville; a daughter, Vicki and her husband Jim Atkinson Shroyer of Stonington, Conn.; sister, Carole Stadelmaier of Romeoville, Ill.; grandchildren, Jennifer Moore, Amanda Whittaker, J.D, Dana and Samantha Shroyer, Zachary and Nancy Atkinson and Shana; great-grandchildren, Marie Whittaker, Mikaela and Madison Moore.
A Memorial Service with Military Honors will be held graveside at Rose Hill Cemetery on Monday, April 2nd 2012 at 10 am. Arrangements are under the direction of the PADGETT FUNERAL HOME, Upper Deerfield. Donations can be made in Dean's memory to South Jersey Healthcare Hospice Care, P.O Box 160 Bridgeton, NJ 08302. Written condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.padgettfuneralhomes.com -
Published in Gloucester County Times on March 31, 2012
Nancy Carol Wold Atkinson (1940 - 2006)*
Note: husband of Nancy
Rose Hill Cemetery
New Jersey, USA
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