Herbert Dean Obituary

Herbert  Dean
Herbert Dean

April 24, 2018
Born in New London, CT
Resided in Tamarac, Florida


Tamarac, Fla. - Herbert G. Dean, 86, of Tamarac, died Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in Tamarac.

He was born in New London, June 29, 1931, the son of Louis and Beatrice (Shragowitz) Dean. He was the eldest of three children, Herb, Al and Burton. He was a graduate of the former Bulkeley School in New London, Class of 1950.

He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Navy. He held the rank of lieutenant junior grade from 1954 to 1956. He was a graduate of the University of Connecticut in 1954 and went on to receive two master's degrees from the University of Southern California, one in city and regional planning and one in environmental management. He had been employed as a city planner and environmental planner with the Air Force and Pentagon. He was featured as an honoree on the Wall of Honor at the Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. Mr. Dean retired Oct. 1, 1993 after 28 years of federal service. He received the "Outstanding Civilian Service Award" upon his retirement for his outstanding contributions to environmental protection, community planning and noise technology. He was the first community planner recruited to help create an Air Force wide community/environmental planning capability. In 1993, the HQ USAF Environmental Office became the first federal agency to receive the President's Quality Award for Environmental Excellence. Additionally, he is listed on the Honor Wall in the city of Tamarac honoring all those who served.

He is survived by his wife, Marilyn L. Dean of Tamarac; daughter, Rachelle E. Cole (Steven) of Los Angeles, Calif.; brother, Al Dean of Walnut Creek, Calif.; stepdaughters, Lisa Nino (Herman) of Weston, Fla. and Linda Freitag (Monte) of Forrest Hills, N.Y.; stepson, Michael Freitag of Cos Cob; and grandchildren, Adam Cole, Matthew Meyer, Sophia Nino, David Nino, Daniel Nino, Julia Ilian, and Charlotte Freitag.

He was predeceased by a daughter, Deborah Lynn Meyer; and a brother, Burton Dean.

The funeral service will be conducted at noon Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at the Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Home, 12 Ocean Ave., New London. Interment will follow in Beth El Cemetery.




Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Home
12 Ocean Avenue
New London, CT US 06320
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
12:00 PM
Beth El
Lestertown Road
Groton, CT US 06340
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

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