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Roger Thomas "aka Dylan T. Shephard" DEURING

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DEURING, Roger Thomas
(aka Dylan T. Shephard)
Better known in his adult years as Dylan T. Shephard, Feb. 16, 1952-Dec. 14, 2012, of Venice, CA, son of Thomas Walter Deuring and Helen Isabelle Reed Deuring, of Cleveland, OH. Preceded in death by his parents; survived by his daughter, Danielle Isabelle Deuring Shephard, and her mother, Brenda-Jean Shephard, of Rancho Palos Verdes, CA; brother Stuart R. (Anne) Deuring of Minnetonka, MN; sister Janice P. (James) Dudley of Silverthorne, CO; and nephews Scott T. (Krystle) Dudley, Elliott J. Dudley, Thomas S. (Stacey) Deuring, and William B. Deuring.

Roger was born in Cleveland, OH, and grew up in Valparaiso, IN, where he graduated Valparaiso High School in 1970. He graduated from Indiana University in 1974 and assumed the name Dylan Shephard as he worked in the California film industry as a grip and in other off-camera capacities. Dylan was known in his early years for a sense of adventure and humor. He appreciated films, alternative music, sailing, and a love for California, which he never left. In later years, Dylan's mental health declined, keeping him from fulfilling the promise of his earlier talents and vitality.

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Published in the Los Angeles Times on Dec. 30, 2012
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