Paul D. Dean, 68, of Port Charlotte, Florida formerly of Upton, Massachusetts and Liberty, South Carolina, passed away Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at his Charlotte County residence.
Born on June 1, 1948 in Worcester, Massachusetts, to the late George and Gertrude (Ramsey) Dean, he had proudly served in the U.S. Marines. His first tour of duty in Viet Nam was from 1966-1967 HMM363 and second tour was 1968-1969 HML367. Corporal Dean was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism. Paul was a life member and Past Post Commander of the George L. Wood V.F.W. Post 5594 in Upton, Massachusetts.
Paul was a millwright for Local 1121 in Boston, Massachusetts, he was the owner/operator of Deans’ Cabinet Shop of Largo, Florida; but his true interest was in being an entrepreneur where he bought and sold real estate, hot rods, boats, and motorcycles
Paul and his family moved to Florida in 1979 from Upton and later moved to Liberty where he enjoyed RVing, boating and spending time with his grandchildren. He was dearly loved by all who knew him.
He is predeceased by his parents and a brother, George “Pep” Dean in 2014.
Survivors include his loving wife of forty-four years: Colleen A. Dean; two sons: Paul D. (Rhonda) Dean, Jr. and Gary D.(Kim) Dean; one brother: Frederick Dean; one sister: Joy Bell; two grandchildren: Jacob and Jalynn Dean; many nieces and nephews, cousins and in-laws.
Private inurnment will be in Sarasota National Cemetery.
Englewood Community Funeral Home with Private Crematory has been selected to handle arrangements. You may share a memory with the family at www.englewoodfh.com