Gordon Dean Obituary

Gordon Russell Dean
Gordon Russell Dean

October 16, 1937 - August 10, 2019
Born in Crawfordsville, Indiana
Resided in Waterford, CT


Waterford- Gordon Russell Dean, 81, of Waterford passed away August 10, 2019 at the Lawrence & Memorial Hospital in New London, after a brief illness.
He was born October 16, 1937 in Crawfordsville, Indiana the son of the late Russell and Thelma (Black) Dean. The family moved to Rensselaer, Indiana in 1941and was a graduate of Rensselaer High School in the Class of 1955. He received his BS from Purdue University in1959. Gordon was a teacher in the Rensselaer School System and a staff member of the Jasper County Public Library. He was a member of the U.S. Army Reserves. In 1962, Gordon married his college sweetheart, Molly Loop, in West Lafayette Indiana. They moved to New London, Connecticut in1965, where Gordon was the text book manager at the Connecticut College for Woman bookstore.

Gordon was employed as a book salesman for Van Nostrand publisher, a public librarian in Manchester Connecticut, at the Mary Cheney Public Library, 6 years, and a teacher in the High School and Kelly Junior High School of the Norwich School system, retiring in 2000. Gordon served as a Ruling Elder and Deacon and is a Charter Member of Crossroads Presbyterian Church. Gordon also volunteered countless hours with Habitat for Humanity and the New London Community Meal Center. He was an elected member of the Waterford RTM and served as a Justice of the Peace in Waterford.
Gordon's favorite pastimes were reading, gardening, bird watching, traveling, and fishing.

Survivors include his wife Molly Loop Dean, a brother, Phillip Dean and wife Martha as well as nephews, Paul (Kathy), and Jeffrey Dean, grand nephew, Patrick, and numerous
cousins living in Indiana and Virginia,

Memorial Worship Service, August 25, 2019, 10:00 am
Crossroads Presbyterian Church,70 Cross Road, Waterford, CT 06385

Online condolences may be shared with Gordon’s family at www.neilanfuneralhome.com




Memorial Worship Service,
Crossroads Presbyterian Church
70 Cross Roads
Waterford, CT USA 06385
Sunday, August 25, 2019
10:00 AM

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