OBITUARIES

The Man, The Myth, The Legend. Men wanted to be him; the women wanted to be around him. He loved riding horseback, dogs, fast cars and fat cigars. John Howard Dean III loving husband, father, son, brother, grandfather and Huntsman went to ride in greener pastures on January 16, 2021.  John was the loving husband of Nancy Dean. John blessed this world with the three best versions of himself; Daughter Jessica who has his sense of humor and fast wit, Son Johnny who has his blonde curly locks and big blue eyes and Son James who has his ability to captivate a crowd. Both sons share their father’s passion of Horses and Hounds.  Through his marriage with Nancy he gained a Daughter Jordan who gained another father. John’s memory will live on through his three grandchildren Jovell, Trent and Dreamer who he was so proud of.

John began his life January 9, 1966 in the Loving arms of his Mother Carolyn Trego, wife of Harry and Father John Dean JR. He shared many memories with his siblings, Deanna Dean Helm wife of Chad, Tim Dean husband of Julie, Kristie Mattson, Josh Dean and Whitney Page wife of Cody. He will be missed by many nieces, nephews, family members and friends.

John lived his 55 years on this earth to the fullest. He was made with just the right twist of charisma, jokes and wisdom. As much as he was jovial and carefree he had an uncanny ability to stir the desire to learn in others. Whether he was in the stables or speaking to a large crowd he could win you over with conversation.

John was an outdoorsman all his life. He could tell you 6 generations of any dog’s pedigree. John was the founder of Back Creek Beagles and Earleville hounds.  He loved trips to Maine with his uncle who was his best friend since childhood, Jeff Dean Sr. They ran the back roads of PA together ripping the pavement in their souped-up classics. His 19 point buck was a favorite conversation piece. If it had fur or feathers he enjoyed the hunt. He loved an Italian Village hoagie and hated tight spaces. If you couldn’t find him outdoors he could be found lying in his bed watching Chicago PD. John was a loving man with a heart of gold, whom enjoyed the simple things in life. He spent the last 7 years continuing the family tradition of Fox Hunting. He was the third generation Huntsman at Radnor hunt. He will be missed by many and forgotten by none.  Legends Never Die.

Service will be held on Saturday January 23, 2021 at the Maclean-Chamberlain Funeral Home, Coatesville at 4:00 pm with a time of visitation from 3:00 pm till the service.  Interment will be private.

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