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Ralph Dean

November 24, 1931 — December 9, 2011

Ralph L. Dean
80, of Burdett, NY, passed away on December 9, 2011. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Tuesday (Dec. 13th) from 2-4pm and 6-8pm. A Fireman’s Memorial Service will be conducted at 7:30pm. The funeral service will be held at 10:00am at the funeral home on Wednesday; Rev. Richard Evans officiating; followed by burial at the Union Cemetery of Hector. Ralph was born in Reynoldsville on Nov. 24, 1931, the son of Earl and Lillian Dean. He worked 39 years at BorgWarner Automotive of Ithaca. Ralph also served for 56 years and was current President of the Burdett Volunteer Fire Dept. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Sue Dean; children, Melissa (Kyle) Hubbel of Alto, MI; Brian (Amy) Dean of Fuquay Varina, NC; 6 grandchildren, Ashley, Bradley, Alissa, and Morgan Dean, and Sarah and Brooke Hubbel; 1 great-grandson, Noah Hill; brother, Joel (Kathleen) Dean; sisters, Eloise Velie, Beverly Davis, Dorothy (Robert) Royce, Patricia Mahoney, Lois (James) Drake, Betty (Vincent) Lake; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Ruth, Margaret, and Lorrain Dean; Geta (Pierre) Biever, Bruce (Sandra) Gunning, Clair Gunning (Peggy States); and many nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents; brothers, Lloyd, Donald, Wallace, John Dean; and sister, Phyllis Tuttle. Memorial donations in his memory may be made to the Burdett Fire Dept., P.O. Box 238 Burdett, NY 14818 or a charity of one’s choice. You may “Light a Candle” of remembrance or sign a guestbook online in “Obituaries” at www.Royce-Chedzoy.com.

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