19 days ago
DEAN–Lyall. Completed his life’s journey June 19 at his North Branford, CT home, with his wife Anne and family members by his side. He was 92. The son of Lyall Dean and Helen Stearns Dean, he was born in Pelham Manor, NY. he was predeceased by brothers Louis B. and David L. Dean, and sister Dorothy Dean Percival. He leaves his of wife 58 years, Anne Parmelee Reed Dean, loving nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends. He attended the Pelham Manor Day School before his family moved to Worcester, Mass. He attended the Bancroft School, the Hotchkiss School, and Deerfield Academy from which he entered Union College. His studies were interrupted by four years of service with the First Marine Corps Division in the Pacific, including the landing on Guadalcanal and taking of Henderson Field. He returned to graduate from Union College and chose teaching mathematics as his profession. He earned an MA from Teachers College, Columbia University. He taught at University School, Cleveland, OH, St. George’s School, Newport, RI and for 36 years at Horace Mann School, NYC. A Fulbright International Exchange Fellowship took Lyall and Anne to New Zealand for a year. After 54 years in Manhattan the Deans moved to Connecticut, with summers in Hancock, ME. Lyall loved Anne and his extended family, Marine Corps brothers, friends, students, schools, music, singing, tennis and Yale football games. There will be a celebration of his life Saturday June 30 from 12noon-2pm with an informal lunch at the New Haven Lawn Club, 193 Whitney Ave., New Haven, CT. A memorial service will be held later in Hancock, ME. Rather than flowers, please remember him by an act of kindness to others. Semper Fi.
Published in The New York Times on June 24, 2012