• Ronald Webster Dean, Sr.

    Ronald Webster Dean, Sr.
    December 18, 2021

    Ronald Webster Dean Sr, age 71, passed away suddenly Saturday December 18, 2021. Ron grew up in Bridgeport, New York and enlisted into the United States Army deploying to Vietnam Nam until 1970 with the 101st Airborne where he was awarded the Bronze Star and continued his service as a Drill Sergeant.

    Ron worked in and around the construction industry for nearly 50 years. From his own plumbing and later a cabinet company and general construction business, to building inspector and building commissioner in Long Island New York, to a commercial and residential inspection business, he had an incredible wealth of knowledge across all facets of the construction industry. He was happiest when working or talking construction and truly loved to share it by teaching those around him. Ron always made time for those around him. Since moving back to Chittenango from Long Island New York in 2007, he happily spent the last 14 years spreading his knowledge and love of construction by helping family, friends and his community. He transformed the services that were locally available to veterans that included the development of a workshop, art studio, and enhanced the future operations for enrichment and rehabilitation for veterans. He volunteered his time through the Veterans Palette, Chittenango Canal Boat Museum, and was a member and past president of the Rotary Club of Chittenango.He loved sailing and participated in multiple regattas, including sailing from Newport to Ensanada Mexico on a 32 foot boat.

    He is survived by his wife Karen A Neider of 23 years, his children Pamela Bertella, (Mike) Ronald Webster Dean Jr, Jason Dean (Brenda), Russell Dean (Amy) and Andrea Dean, 14 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, 5 brothers; Victor Dean Jr, John Dean (D’Nan), David Dean (Lynn), and Corky Fleegel (MaryAnne), James Dean and 3 sisters; Bonnie Gallauresi (Peter), Sherry Podgorski (Michael) and Debbie Lewis. Calling hours will be Wednesday December 22 from 3-6 pm with services immediately following at G.F. Zimmer Funeral Home 702 Legion Drive, Chittenango, NY 13037. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the Chittenango Canal Boat Museum and the Rotary Club of Chittenango.

                                                      G.F. ZIMMER F.H.

                                            CHITTENANGO 315-687-3366

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    Fondest memory - exchanging Army stories at his places and on Long Island. I take pride in knowing he shared things with me (Vietnam) that he hadn't told most people. That was my seal of approval from Ron. I am proud to say that I got to know him and have him show same interest in my experiences that I had for his. Thank you for that Ron.

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    Sorry to hear. Prayers 🙏 are sent.

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    Oh Ron! I have NEVER been at a loss for words. I am right now. I wanted to be a part of your memorial registry, so here I am. Crying at the fact that I am here…….

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    Ron and I shared an interest in drums and drummers. I was surprised that he once met a famed drummer. I think it may have been Buddy Rich. [1917-1987]. Glad that I got to see Ron at one of our high school class reunions. Thoughts & prayers for his family and friends...

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    So sorry for your loss friend may he rest in peace.

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    Pam, Thinking of you and your family at this time. Hugs to you.

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    On3 of my first friends we were in his moms Cub Scout troop Ron with his tin can drums and me with a cigar box guitar

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