David C. Dean ’52

David C. Dean ’52 died on May 21, 2018, in Buffalo, New York.

(The following is a family-provided obituary):

Dr. David C Dean had Maine in his DNA. Born in Buffalo, NY to parents from Maine (mother Eleanor from Guilford, father Archibald from Portland), Maine held a special place in his heart. He followed his father’s footsteps and graduated from Bowdoin College (1952) and on to medical school at Johns Hopkins (1956). The summer before he graduated from medical school, he found the perfect woman, Jean Lord Butler. Daughter and step-daughter of prominent physicians, she was born and raised in Bangor. They met when friends of their parents asked ‘the Deans’ to look out for Jean when she came to Buffalo (what she then thought was the end of the earth) for occupational therapy training the summer of 1955. They were engaged within weeks and married by the time David graduated in June. They visited Jean’s parents (Dr. and Mrs. James Howard Means) at their summer home on Isle au Haut, but when the family got larger and the trip to Isle au Haut more challenging, Mrs. Means sold her Bangor home and bought a summer home on the Shore Road in Manset (Southwest Harbor, Maine) in 1964. For over the next fifty years, David and Jean spent summers on Mount Desert Island.

With heavy hearts, we announce the death of David C. Dean, who passed away on May 21 2018. Family and friends are welcome to leave their condolences on this memorial page and share them with the family. He was loved and cherished by many people including : his spouse, Jean Dean (Butler); his children, Bruce, Keith Dean (Therese), Laurie, Baird; his grandchildren, Jenna, Marielle, Julia, Lisa (Patrick), Brian (Lisa); his great grandchildren, Piper, Ava, Nicholas, Sophie; his siblings, Sylvia Raban (Robert), Archibald, Donald Dean; his sibling-in-law, Anne Dean.  He was also cherished by many nieces and nephews.  

 

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