Norman A. Dean
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Norman A. Dean Feb. 18, 1928 - Oct. 6, 2007 Former Resident of El Sobrante Norm passed away October 6, 2007 in Oklahoma. Preceded in death by his wife, Marcy; daughter, Sheryl; sister, Daloma; and brother, George. Norm is survived by his sons, Norm Jr., (Laura) and Kenny; one granddaughter, three grandsons, brothers Tom, Eddie, sister Leona Kay Poe, and many nieces and nephews. Norm was previously a business owner of Dean Brothers Auto Repair in El Sobrante. He moved his business to Lower Lake, CA, and retired in Mangum, OK. Services private.

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Published in Contra Costa Times on Oct. 9, 2007.
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June 7, 2008
I just want to say how much I enjoyed talking to Norm. He was a great guy to know. My prayers are with you.
Karen Howe
November 27, 2007
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Dennis , Molina (& family) Huntington
November 7, 2007
To fight fire with Norm was a lot of fun. "they are a snapin & a popin" as he said on a fire in downtown LowerLake. God Speed my friend. Fosters will never be the same.
Frank Toney
October 28, 2007
Norm gave so much of himself to the community. He took his time about things, but as fire chief, when there was a fire, there was nothing slow about him. He was often the first one on the scene, and I know of at least once when he put the fire out singlehanded before the crew arrived. He was a dependable mechanic who knew how to fix things the old fashioned way, for those of us who couldn't afford the new and expensive ways. Several times he fixed my car even though I couldn't afford to pay him at the time. He knew I would pay him when I had the money, and I always did. Norm loved and was deeply devoted to his wife. He liked to compliment the ladies, but at heart he was a true gentleman. Last time I saw him he said he'd sold his home and was moving back to Okalhoma. I congratulated him, and he said, (this was just like Norm),"Honey, why don't you come with me?" I laughed when I thought of how funny it would be if all the ladies he'd said that to, showed up on his doorstep with a suitcase, saying "We're ready to go, Norm!" He was a special person in our community. They don't make men like Norm anymore.
Fran Ransley
October 28, 2007
To the Dean Family,

I spent many hours working alongside Norm while he was in the Fire Department,I must say those are the times I think about and smile! I know that he is in a better place and that you all know that some day we all will meet up together and have a cup of coffee at Fosters together.
I look forward to that day and hope you all will be in good health and live beyond his years. Take care of each other and always stay a family.
Norm was a good citizen and a man among men.

The Malley Family
Bob Malley
October 27, 2007
October 12, 2007
Dear Dean family;
May the Holy Spirit comfort your family at this time of mourning of your dad. i remember your father when he had the automotive shopo across from my grandmas place. kenny you and i were in the same grade. my best to you all. love, erika black (hoffmann). wirte sometime me e-mail is
erika black
October 12, 2007
Dear Norman and Family:

I am sorry to hear about the loss of your father. I remember him fondly. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Kathryn (Kathy) Hanchett McKaig
Kathryn Hanchett McKaig
October 12, 2007
Dear Norman, Kenny, and family,
I am sad to hear of your fathers passing. He was one of the first to welcome my family, and me to Clearlake in 1978. Norman was always generous with his help, and took time for others. I will always remember him fondly as the proud husband and father he was.
With sincere sympathy for your loss,
Jana Saccato
Jana Saccato
October 12, 2007
October 12, 2007
Sorry to hear of your loss. Your Father was a mainstay, icon and leader in our community. Unfortunately, we are seeing the passing of a generation who led the way and made our community great. Now it's up to us to follow in their huge footprints and keep the dream alive for our community.
Gary Logoteta
Gary Logoteta
October 12, 2007
Kenny & family - Please accept our deepest sympathies in the loss of your father - Lower Lake, Calif. will always remember him for all that he did for our area.
Georgia & David Hughes
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