Edwin Joseph Dean of Andover, Mass., passed away on December 26, 2016, at Chester County Hospital in West Chester, Pa.
He was born in Lawrence, Mass., on April 24, 1925, and attended Central Catholic High School in Lawrence, and later Lowell Technical Institute in Boston, Mass.
Edwin enlisted in the navy at the age of 17 and served on the USS Mobile during World War II. Thus began a life-long love of travel. He traveled extensively during his long life and his favorite place to visit was the Ring of Kerry in Ireland where he still has relatives.
His wife, Mary Dean, passed away in May of 2016. He is survived by his two daughters, Nancy Sewall of Portland, Maine, and Kathy Ruesch-Audette of St. Louis, Mo.; his grandchildren, Justin Ruesch, Lee Ruesch and his wife, Jayme Ruesch, Graehme Sewall, and Matthew Audette; and his great-granddaughter, Leah Ruesch.
A private memorial service for the family is planned.
Published on December 29, 2016