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Obituaries

  • Contributions be made to: Philanthropy Department – Tidewell Hospice, Inc. 5955 Rand Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34238

    Contributions be made to: Philanthropy Department – Tidewell Hospice, Inc. 5955 Rand Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34238

Shirley E. Dean, 88

Jan. 17, 2016

Contributions be made to: Philanthropy Department – Tidewell Hospice, Inc. 5955 Rand Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34238

Con­tri­bu­tions be made to: Phil­an­thropy Depart­ment – Tidewell Hos­pice, Inc. 5955 Rand Blvd. Sara­sota, FL 34238

Shirley Eliz­a­beth Dean, 88, of Venice, Fla., died Sun­day, Jan. 17, 2016, at the Tidewell Hos­pice House in Engle­wood, Fla.

Shirley was born June 5, 1927, in Titusville, Pa., to the late Rus­sell and Hazel (Moore) Dean. She was raised by her grand­par­ents, George and Eliz­a­beth Dean, in Grand Val­ley, Pa. She grad­u­ated from Youngsville High School in 1945.

Shirley mar­ried Harold L. Dean on July 11, 1946, in Franklin, Pa. Fol­low­ing their mar­riage, they resided in Pleas­antville and later Rus­sell, Pa. They retired to Florida in 1991. Shirley was a home­maker and also worked at Syl­va­nia in Titusville and then New Process in War­ren, Pa.

Shirley was pre­ceded in death by her hus­band, Harold, in 2006, and a great grand­child, Shawn Bur­ton, in 2004.

Shirley is sur­vived by three sons: Den­nis Dean and his wife San­dra of Edmund, Okla., Craig Dean and his wife Deb­bie of Engle­wood, and Stephen Dean and his wife Holly of Nor­wich, Conn.; a sis­ter, Naomi Edwards of Grand Val­ley; four grand­chil­dren and three great grandchildren.

The fam­ily extends spe­cial thanks to the staff and vol­un­teers of Tidewell Hos­pice for the lov­ing end-of-life care that Shirley received.

Ser­vice will be private.

The fam­ily sug­gests that memo­r­ial con­tri­bu­tions be made to: Phil­an­thropy Depart­ment – Tidewell Hos­pice, Inc. 5955 Rand Blvd. Sara­sota, FL 34238 (941) 552‑7597.

Engle­wood Com­mu­nity Funeral Home with Pri­vate Cre­ma­tory has been selected to han­dle arrange­ments.  You may share a mem­ory with the Dean fam­ily at www.englewoodfh.com