Samuel Dean

Obituary of Samuel Knowles Dean

SAMUEL KNOWLES DEAN, SR. AGE 89 of Big Flats, NY passed away on Friday, May 1, 2020 at Robert Packer Hospital. Samuel was born May 5, 1930 in Harrisburg, PA the son of the late Weibley Knowles Dean and Katherine Butcher Dean. He was a Korean War Veteran serving his country with the U.S. Navy. Sam married his wife Elaine Joyce Park Dean on February 1, 1953 and they recently celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary on February 1, 2020. He was a retired mailman with the U.S. Postal Service in Elmira, NY. After retirement Sam and his wife Joyce operated Dean's Nursery and Florist shop in Big Flats. Sam was a Master Horticulturalist developing different species of rhododendrons. He was a 50-year member of the Big Flats First Presbyterian Church, member of the Big Flats Masonic Lodge #378 and the Skinner-Ernest American Legion Post #1612 in Big Flats, NY. Sam was a former member and Past Master of Horseheads Old Oak Masonic Lodge #364 . In addition to his parents, Sam was pre-deceased by his brother and sister-in-law Weibley & Eleanor Dean and sister and brother-in-law Cynthia and Paul Tice. Sam loved his family and friends and treasured the time he spent with them. Sam is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 67 years E. Joyce Dean; his beloved children: Jenny Dean, Kathy (Stephen) Johnston, Samuel K Dean, Jr. and Christopher (Teresa) Dean all of Big Flats; NY, Linda (Blake) Manuel of Corning, NY, Wesley (Eileen) Dean of Horseheads, NY, and Gregory Dean of Berlin, NH. Grandchildren: Philip (Stephanie) Dean, Jessica Dean, Laura Green, Kevin Green, Scotty (Lindsay) Green, Phillip Manuel, Elizabeth Manuel, Brian Dean (Ann), Tyler Dean, Jason Dean, Ashley (Tom) Davis, Jaclyn (Wade) Poston and Steven Veliz; 19 great grandchildren ; several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and a multitude of caring friends. Arrangements are entrusted to the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY. Mr. Dean's calling hours will be held at the First Presbyterian Church at 95 Main Street in Big Flats, NY on Saturday June 5, 2021 from 11AM-12:30 PM. Full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Dean at 12:30 PM at the end of calling hours, Masonic Ritual Services will be held at 12:30 PM followed by his Funeral Service with Rev. Denise Stone officiating at 1PM. Sam will be laid to rest at Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, NY. Words of Condolence and Memories may be shared at: Those wishing may remember Sam through donations to the Big Flats Presbyterian Church P. O. Box 454 Big Flats, NY 14814.
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Funeral Service

1:00 pm
Saturday, June 5, 2021
Big Flats Presbyterian Church
95 Main Street
Big Flats, New York, United States

Final Resting Place

Woodlawn National Cemetery
1825 Davis Street
Elmira, New York, United States
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