Harlan Barclay Dean|
Harlan Barclay Dean, 84, died peacefully on January 27, 2014 at the Vista Cove Memory Care Center in Rancho Mirage, California. Born on February 13, 1929, Harlan spent the majority of his life in Seattle, Washington, where he graduated from Franklin High School and the University of Washington.
Harlan married the love of his life, Jackie, in Seattle on July 11th, 1953. They celebrated 60 years of marriage last July. Following the death of his father in 1958 Harlan began his 45 year career as the owner of the family business, Barclay Dean Inc. Guided by his heartfelt concern for his employees and passion for growth Barclay Dean Inc. endured as a successful and well- respected company where employees were always regarded as family.
Harlan was a member of Theta Chi fraternity, Washington Athletic Club, 101 Club, SPCC, both Seattle and Queen City Yacht Clubs as well as Junior Achievement. He was instrumental in the recent MOHI relocation to Lake Union. He loved racquetball and tennis and was an avid skier, zealous boater, creative businessman. He will be remembered above all a lover of people.
He is survived by his children; Donna Egge, (Steve), Mary K., Lisa, Rob and grandchildren; Ryan, Ross, Rebecca, Philip (Amber), Brittany, Brooke, Thomas and great-grandson Jameson and several cousins.
Harlan was preceded in death by his beloved wife Jackie and his parents, Barclay and Jessica, and step-mom Sara Dean.
The funeral service and celebration of Harlan's life will be held at St Bridget's Catholic Church on February 7th at 11:00 a.m., 4900 NE 50th St., Seattle, WA 98105. Reception to follow at St. Bridget's.
Family requests stories of Harlan's abundant life to be shared at the reception.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the
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Published in The Seattle Times on Feb. 2, 2014