Thomas J. Dean
1947 - 2020
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Thomas J. Dean, a resident of Hudson, passed away unexpectedly on Sep. 11, 2020 at the age of 73. Born in Cleveland, OH in 1947 to the late Lloyd & Florence Dean, Tom grew up primarily in Slavic Village. After graduating from South High in 1967, Tom worked a variety of jobs in the Cleveland area, spending the majority of his career in sales in the metal heat treating industry. He retired in 2008 due to his declining sight and hearing. Tom was an active member of the FOP Associate Lodge #68, participated every year in the Jarod M. Dean memorial golf outing, and was instrumental in the creation of the Grave Marker Project for the GCPOMS, which memorializes police officers killed in the line of duty in the Northeast Ohio area. He was also a longtime member of the Masonic Ashlar Lodge #639. Tom leaves behind a wife of 35 years, Marie; sister-in-law Chris (Ron) Sharp; three children, John (Kate) Dean, Carey (Tom) Ceculski, and Dean (Lisa) Rivera; and 7 grand-children: Deville, Donovan, Thomas, Nathan, Genevieve, Madeleine, and Jameson. He was preceded in death by his parents, his youngest son, Jarod M. Dean, a police officer who was killed in the line of duty in 2009, and his best friend since childhood Stan Wawrosz, who passed away earlier this year. Tom was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend who will be missed by many. Visitation will be Thursday from 4-7pm at Fortuna Funeral Home in Independence. Private internment at Calvary Cemetery at a later date.

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Published in The Plain Dealer from Sep. 14 to Sep. 15, 2020.
04:00 - 07:00 PM
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September 17, 2020
Rest In Peace!! Old friend
Deb Ingram
September 16, 2020
Dear Marie I am so sorry for the loss of Tom. He was a kind thoughtful man. God bless you and your family.
Mirga Matuszny
September 16, 2020
Marie, I love you so much. I am here for anything you need. My heart aches at the loss of Tom. I pray that the Lord God heals your broken heart, fills you with peace and comfort during this difficult time. Lord please walk beside my friend Marie and hold her up during this journey of healing. Knowing that it is possible through YOUR power alone. Amen.
Megan Nelson
September 15, 2020
Tom was an amazing, friendly man - a pleasure to talk with and work with during the many FOP activities over the years. As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Cheryl Hess
September 15, 2020
Dear Marie and family
We are so sad to hear of Tom passing
He will be truly missed
May God be with you and Keep you strong
We are praying for you and your family
The Grecco Family
Joseph Grecco
September 15, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Ernestine Sharp
September 15, 2020
Your smile, laugh, soft spoken voice and great stories will truly be missed. Thank you for sharing so much of your life with us and leaving us with so many beautiful memories, Tom. Until we see each other again, may god hold you in his love.
Chris & Ron Sharp
September 15, 2020
Heartfelt sympathy to all family and friends.
sandy wilson
September 14, 2020
We are sorry to hear of the loss of a great man that has been loved by many and will be missed by everyone. I want to express my condolences to the family and friends grieving the loss of this great man .
Prayers and thoughts with you all
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