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November 26, 2014
just a fan of the old time Knicks...I remember that celtic game...god bless
January 09, 2014
Our deepest sympathy to the family. May the God of all comfort gives you comfort and hope that is needed at this time.
SM
October 02, 2013
DEAN SR. I LOVED WATCHING YOU PLAY FOR THE NY KNICKS, YOU WERE ALWAYS ONE OF MY FAVORITE PLAYERS OF ALL TIME...I HAD MET YOUR SON DEAN WHEN HE WAS COVERING A STORY IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD. WHEN YOU WERE IN THE FIRE, I CONTACTED HIM TO CHECK ON HOW YOU WERE DOING. I HAVE BEEN GOING THROUGH A LOT LATELY AND I JUST FOUND OUT THAT YOU HAD PASSED AWAY. IF I HAD KNOWN I WOULD HAVE CAME TO YOUR SERVICES TO BID YOU A CORRECT FAREWELL. YOU ARE STILL ONE OF MY FAVORITE SUPERSTAR LEGENDS...YOU WILL BE MISSED...MAY YOU REST IN PARADISE!!!! LOVE FROM ONE OF YOUR OLDEST FANS JACKIE FROM HARLEM!!!
September 20, 2013
Saw Dean play in the Snakepit at Tulane University against the New Orelans Jazz and Pistol Pete Maravich when he was with the Atlanta Hawks in 1974. Ode to a simpler time. Rest in Peace.
September 08, 2013
Dean, I enjoyed watching you as a high school star who attended our basketball clinics; and later as a college All American winning NIT and NCAA championships; and later as a NY Knick choosing to wear my #7 and playing a similar role of sparkplug off the bench; and lastly becoming a NBA World Champion as I had done with the Boston Celtics. Peace be unto you my brother and God bless you. Emmette Bryant "Celtics '69", #7
September 05, 2013
You will be missed. Loved seeing you play and had aspirations to go to MArquette
September 05, 2013
Dean,
Always enjoyed your company and our avid, lengthy talks. Your smile is missed but I know welcomed by God and Soul Mates. Rest In Peace.
September 05, 2013

And the body returns to the earth from which it came, and the life breath to God who gave it. Dust we are - and to dust we shall return.

You are truly now at rest.
September 02, 2013
You looked into my eyes and saw the fire to love and inspire my players as a coach. You encouraged and supported my efforts to make my players better. You saw the absolute best of us winning a championship. You also saw the absolute worst of us losing a championship. The road trip from Baltimore, MD to Harlem, NY for the PFBL tourney with my team was awesome. I explained to my team that we had a NBA champion in our company going up. Heroes Helping Heroes won that day and we all felt like champions coming back. I thanked you for everything then. Now I eternally Thank You Forever. God Bless You Dean. Coach William Dockery, Jr.
September 02, 2013
deano---u will be missed--u will be in some great company on the other side--keeping on keeping on...carl campbell
September 02, 2013
"If an able-bodied man dies can he live again?
All the days of my compulsory service I shall wait,
Until my relief comes.
You will call, and I myself shall answer you.
For the work of your hands you will have a yearning. "
September 02, 2013
To The Meminger Family, New York Knicks, and New Yorkers everywhere: My heartfelt condolences at the loss of such a gentle giant. I had the pleasure of meeting Dean, the Dream, at a Basketball Hall of Fame ceremony held by a local community based children's organization in Harlem. He was such a nice, soft spoken brother. Not bombastic, or boastful, but with a quiet power. The young people who attended adored him and asked him a lot of questions, and he answered them in a very lighthearted manner. Now that he's made his transition to the ancestors, I know he's joined the pantheon with other greats who have gone before him. What a team! Stay Blessed & ECLECTICALLY BLACK -Gloria Dulan-Wilson
September 01, 2013
My family is in prayer for you and your family . You were a hero to young pt guards like myself.
September 01, 2013
Dear Meminger Family,

I'll always remember Dean "The Dream" Meminger for all the talks we had every time we ran into one another. I met Dean in 1966 at a pick up basketball game in the Columbia University gym. I was a freshman student with heritage from South Carolina just like Dean. Both of Us were enjoying New York City and everything that comes with the Big Apple. We mostly talked about life, but we'd eventually get to basketball and the things one needed to do inorder to be the best. We would debate what NBA player was the best during those times. Of course, I always said Norman "Wilt" Chamberlain because of my growing up in Wilmington, Delaware. Dean went with Bill Russell for the defense and because Russell made his other players the best they could be. I'm going off, but this is how we spoke to one another. I'm going to miss Dean coming to my Riverside Drive apartment during my party days. I'm also going to miss our friendship that spanned four decades plus! As stated at the Memorial Celebration, "Dean "The Dream" Meminger will live on because a Dream never dies, it continues to manifest itself into fruition! God Bless the Meminger Family and I'll always tell folk about the great friend, Dean "The Dream" Meminger that I had in New York City. Two South Carolina guys just hanging out in Harlem, New York! Those were the days!!
August 30, 2013
My prayers go out to the family of Dean Meminger. May they find comfort in the,Lord. I am not sure why I was unable to find details about his funeral as I really wanted to be there I am sadden by his untimely death. For me he was a very special memory I shared my first real kiss with him, then he convinced me that there was value in eating a raw egg shake,attending church together and the laughs that young people share in HS and inventing our own code to say good night from his window to mines. The years moved on like each of us did. I followed his career and the times he was having his great moments and those less memorable. But in all times he was and continues for to be for me "Dean" the Dream" Dean rest in peace.
August 30, 2013
Dean "the Dream" soared above me in the Bronx Catholic Boy School Championships at LaSalle Gym in 1963. St. Cecelia's trounced Sacred Heart (HighBride) that day. I've been a fan ever since. May he rest in peace. Richie (now in Hantsport, Nova Scotia)
August 30, 2013
Hey Dean, Plummer and Dashielle miss you already. One last dunk for ya!!! R I P
August 29, 2013
RIP, Dean. I still remember having your autographed Knicks photo on my wall as a child. My mom and uncles are saddened by your passing and I will never forget the conversations we had about life. Thank you for taking time out to help so may people in your lifetime. On and off the court, you will always be known as "Walterboro's Finest" God bless the Meminger family. Until we meet again...
August 29, 2013
Became friends at Rice always happy go lucky RIP my prayers are with you and your family
August 28, 2013
I remember Dean at Rice High School back in the day when playing ball was a Dream you will be missed.All my prayers goes out to you.May GOD bless.
August 28, 2013
It was a pleasure knowing and working with you. You had a caring spirit. May you now enjoy a restful peace. My condolences to the Meminger Family.
August 28, 2013
Dearest Dean!
Those of us who knew You Here in Walterboro knew YOUR SOUL....
You Lived Your Dream-"Dream"!!!!!
Your Star Is Now With God....
Now Rest In Paradise Homey...
You will Never Ever Be Forgotten!!!
One Love!!
August 28, 2013
A Mentor & New York City Icon, I thank the Lord for allowing me to witness the good in you on and off the court.

May the Lord continue to strengthen the Meminger Family.
August 27, 2013
RIP DREAM, you will be truly missed. You inspired me to be a nba player in my younger days when they said I was too short. I'm sure you werea inspiration to many,you were a hellva player and a great friend/person. SEe you at the crossroads my brother!????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
August 27, 2013
Had the opportunity 2 meet the Dream! Think Earl the Pearl had a crossver? No the Dream. Rest in peace your journey just began. My God descend his angels down upon your family at this time.
August 27, 2013
Dean the Dream Meminger was one of my favorite Marquette basketball players. Great ballhandler..very smooth. Thanks for the memories.
August 26, 2013
My friend I will miss seeing you at the Garden
August 26, 2013
Dean and I spoke twice since April. Our paths would somehow always cross after many years of not being in touch. During those encounters, I would always refer to him as red jersey number 30. That was his number when we first met as 7th and 8th graders playing basketball for our respective Catholic school squads. I will miss Dean's presence on earth. As he was always a star player, he never forgot his old friends. Dean, may you rest in peace!
August 26, 2013
Dean,
Your friendship, genuine smile , enthusiam will live long after. God bless your Soul,your family to be strong and keep your memory in their hearts.
~ Another Rice Player
August 26, 2013
My Brother, My Friend. Your Spirit lives forever in our hearts. Thank you for the friendship, encouragement, and knowledge. We pray you are now free and resting with the Lord.
August 26, 2013
god bless you dean. you were a true warrior on and off the courts.may you rest in peace.a graduate of rice highschool.
August 26, 2013
To Dean The Dream Meminger's family. I have watched Dean The Dream ever since he came to play ball at Marquette. And I played a couple of pick up games with him in Milwaukee, what a nice 'guy' to see. A big fan of his. Ken Walker
August 26, 2013
Smooth Style...Big Smile...Made Others Beam....That was Dean The DREAM!
August 26, 2013
Rest in peace old friend.
August 26, 2013
RIP my brother from Harlem. I will always remember the Fantasy Basketball game at Club Getaway, and your peaceful spirit.
August 26, 2013
I am truly saddened about the passing of Dean. I've know him since our high school days. Prayers for him and his family. RIP my friend.
Mike Green
August 26, 2013
Just seen Dean last month damn he look well ...we spoke.... RIP
August 26, 2013
Just seen Dean last month damn he look well ...we spoke.... RIP
August 25, 2013
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
August 25, 2013
My heartfelt condolences. I know that there are no words that can ease the pain of losing someone so beloved. May the God of all comfort be with you during this time of intense grief and always. (1 Cor 15:26) I'm very sorry for your loss.
August 25, 2013
All of us from Marquette morn the loss of Dean the Dream, a legendary basketball hero. Dean did so much for Marquette and for others after he left Marquette.
August 25, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss. May you be comforted by Jeremiah 29:11.
August 25, 2013
My condolences to the MEMINGER family during this time of grief. may the God of all comfort help you to endure.
August 25, 2013
An all American at Marquette and an all American in heaven.
August 25, 2013
Im another fan who loved watching Dean play in college and for the Knicks. Great player from a great era.

Chris Buckley
August 25, 2013
my buddies called me gene the dream when we were kids, because of you. always a fan. sorry to see this news. rest in peace.
August 25, 2013
I always say a prayer for Al McGuire when I visit the stone church on the Marquette campus. I'm going to do the same for Dean on my next trip.
August 25, 2013
Guys like you, inspired guys like me...from Harlem with love.
August 24, 2013
So sorry to hear of Dean's passing. He was one of my favorites on the Knicks teams - one of the "little guys," relatively speaking. But what a go-getter. Loved his play, grit and determination. You quickly worked your way into the hearts of many a New York fan. Thanks for the memories, Dean.
August 24, 2013
May god bless you I went to high school with dean and those cristian brothers were always there for us.
Ed Henry new york
August 24, 2013
Rest in peace buddy. We will miss you.
August 24, 2013
Loved your play and personality when at Marquette. Harry
August 24, 2013
You were indeed a 'Dream' to watch... but more importantly, you were a great man who took the time to touch, and help others, you ARE a great spirit, who is already missed.
August 24, 2013
This fella could flat out PLAY! Get him the ball and watch him crossover dribble on two, three guys and it was lights out at the Milwaukee Arena ... I can see him now. Thanks Dean, for the fantastic memories!
August 24, 2013
My condolences to the Meminger family. May you find comfort from God's word recorded at Ecclesiastes 9:5, 10 regarding the loss of your loved one.
August 24, 2013
R.I.P. Dean the Dream. you will always be one of the greats in Marquette history.

FC, VA
August 24, 2013
My condolences to the Meminger family. May you find comfort from God's word recorded at Ecclesiastes 9:5, 10 regarding the loss of your loved one.
August 24, 2013
RIP DEAN I ENJOYED YOUR PLAY ON DA COURTS
August 24, 2013
Dean may have been out of the public eye for some time...but for those who knew him he will never beforgotten. Psalms 46:1.
August 24, 2013
August 24, 2013
I loved the Marquette teams with Dean, George
THompson and Al McGuire.
August 24, 2013
Dearest Dean, I shall never forget the tremendous spiritual contribution you have made in my life. To his beloved children, you lit his world up like no other. He spoke of all of you with such glowing pride. I am so deeply saddened by the passing of this glorious man. Much love, one love, Taaj Jaharah
August 24, 2013
May the God of all comfort be with you.
August 24, 2013
I sincerely enjoyed Dean's playing with both @ Marquette and the New York (NY) Knicks. Dean was especially proud of his son.

God Bless you Dean and keep your soul in the palm of His hand, as well as all of your family, friend and loved ones always. Samuel L. Russo, Jr. (Utica NY)
August 24, 2013
Dean got my attention when he pretty much took my cousins place on the team at Marquette . You could see a big future from the start. He was a Dream to watch. Rest in peace Dean.
August 24, 2013
Dean "the Dream" M. I remember the good moments.
August 24, 2013
a class act david boston ma
August 24, 2013
An important member to the Marquette Warrior national championship team in 1970. R.I.P. to "THE DREAM"
August 24, 2013
I saw you many times when you were with MU. God bless you, RIP
August 24, 2013
May you be comforted by these words Jeremiah 29:11.
August 24, 2013
I was at the game at the Garden when Dean the Dream was the MVP; it was magical.
When Dean entered a room, he took command...hard to do when some of the other people were 7 feet tall.
Rest in peace! I guess Dean and Al and Bob Lackey will have a hell of a game together. RIP all three of you!
GO WARRIORS!
August 24, 2013
RIP Dean was great player in his time. Enjoyed seeing him play basketball. He and Al can be player and coach again.
August 24, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
August 24, 2013
My sympathies to the family. May the God of comfort strengthen you in your time of loss.
August 24, 2013
My deepest sympathies to friends and fam
August 24, 2013
Rest in Peace, Dean the "Dream". You were a valuable member of the 1973 Knicks team and did a superlative job shutting down JOJO White in the 1973 7th game ECF versus the Celtics. You will always be a part of the Knick family.
August 24, 2013
God Bless Dean "The Dream" and his family!
August 24, 2013
in God's care rest in peace
August 24, 2013
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. The bible can comfort at john 3:16
August 24, 2013
My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Dean. He accomplished much during his life. May you turn to the hearer of prayer during this difficult time (Psalm 65:2).
August 24, 2013

To the entire Meminger family. Please accept my condolences. May the God who gives peace be with you all in this time of sorrow. Rom. 15:33.
August 24, 2013
RIP thanks for the memories
August 24, 2013
Please accept my deepest condolences and prayers for all who loved Mr. Meminger. We receive confort from the words: "and he will wipe out every year from their eyes and death will be no more, neither will mourning, nor outcry, or pain be anymore the former things have passed away." How we await the time where this will be.
August 24, 2013
ALWAYS DEAN THE DREAM. WE WILL NEVER FORGET YOU.
August 24, 2013
Let peace and comfort come to the family from the Almighty God. Let memories of your loved ones remain in your heart. Romans 15:33
August 24, 2013
I am bummed out to hear of his passing. I am a fan of Marquette and he was one of my favorite players.
August 24, 2013
Please accept my sympathy for your loss. During this time, may all be comforted by the wonderful promise: "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more. Neither mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away."
August 24, 2013
Dean was a marvel to watch in college-thanks for the memories
August 24, 2013
gone but not forgotten...Dean The Dream....
August 23, 2013
I am so saddened to hear of the passing of one of the 72-73 Knicks. I can remember when Dean played for the legendary Al McGuire at Marquette. The warriors had some awesome teams then and I could see that Dean was going to be a star in the NBA. May god be with your family to comfort them at this sad time. Rest in Peace "Dream"
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