Ronald J. Dean

IMG_0203Ronald J. Dean, 77, of New Bethlehem, passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at his winter home in St. James City, FL.

Born August 28, 1938, he was the son of the late Judson and Mildred Dean.

He was married September 4, 1959 to Sandra McAninch, who survives.

He worked in the coal business, then as a farmer, eventually dividing his time by spending the warm months in Pennsylvania and the cold months in Florida. He enjoyed fishing for grouper out in the Gulf of Mexico, gardening, visiting with neighbors, and spending time with his family.

In addition to his wife, Ron is survived by his children: Pamela Dean of Sligo, Scott (Katie) Dean of Hawthorn, Valerie (Ken) Boyles of Rimersburg, and Carl Dean of New Bethlehem.

Also surviving is his grandchildren: Jennifer Rankin of New Bethlehem, Tyler Rankin of Sligo, Caitlin Rankin of St. Louis, MO, Hollie (Aaron) Hill of St. Petersburg, FL, Jarrid Dean of Hawthorn, Samantha Dean of Hawthorn, Amber (Matt) Bliss of Robstown, TX, Nikki (Jon) O’Neil of Rimersburg, and Bryant Dean of New Bethlehem, two great grandchildren: Xander and Braydon Dean of Hawthorn.

Ron is also survived by three sisters: Madeline Cornman, Carol Foringer, and Janet Bullers, and three brothers: Jerry (Judy) Dean, Richard (L.C.) Dean, and Larry Dean.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Lois Dean; two brothers-in-law: Hilton Nolf and Donald Foringer; a sister-in-law, Karen Dean; and two nephews: Robbie Blair and Jason Dean.

Services will be handled privately for the family under the coordination of Alcorn Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Hawthorn Cemetery.

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