Edward Dean Jr. of Highland Lake, NY, a longtime resident of the area, passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2013. He was 31.
The son of Edward and Rosemary DiBello Dean Sr., he was born in Queens, NY on December 30, 1981.
Ed was a graduate of Eldred High School in 2000 and Star Academy Culinary School, Manhattan, NY. He was a high jumper for Eldred High School and set a record.
A family statement reads: “Ed was a loving and caring son, brother, nephew and cousin. His brother Michael was his best friend. He was always smiling. He was a great artist and loved to draw. He was an avid Yankee and Miami Dolphins fan. He also loved his dog Bandit. He will greatly be missed and he will live on in our hearts.”
He is survived by his parents, Ed and Rosemary Dean; his brother, Michael Dean; several uncles, aunts and many cousins.
Services will be private at the convenience of the family.
Donations can be made to the Humane Society.