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DEAN, Robert Wadsworth Born December 17, 1929 Pittsburgh, PA; Died May 10, 2007 Edmonton, AB. Parents Robert and Edythe Dean (deceased). It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather, brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend. To mourn his loss, he leaves his wife Shirley, sons Geoffrey, Matthew, Clayton and wife Valerie, brother Wayne Dean, wife Janice and daughter Courtney of Ridgefield, Connecticut, grandchildren Ashley, Ryan and Jayden Dean and his mom Debi, in-laws Sonni Bone, Gayla and Jim Gordey, nieces, nephews, cousins and good friends. Bob had a marvelous life of achievement, love, friendship and compassion for others. Bob attended Baldwin High School and was the first inductee to the Baldwin Athletic Hall of Fame; he received a football scholarship from the University of Maryland, where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree. He played in two Gator Bowls with the Maryland Terrapins, and spent two years in the US Army serving in the Korean War. He played one year with the Washington Redskins and three years with the Edmonton Eskimos 1954-56, kicking the winning point for the first of three Grey Cups. He earned a Bachelor of Education Degree and Masters Diploma from the University of Alberta, and began a 34 year career with Edmonton Public Schools where he taught junior high and high school then became a Vice Principal. He was Principal at Victoria Composite High School for six years and at ME Lazerte High School for eight years. During his tenure he coached numerous sports, won many football and volleyball championships and made an incredible number of good friends. In his post retirement career he served for five years as a member and Chairman of the Edmonton Police Commission and the Canadian Association of Police Boards and three as a school trustee. He was a member and Past Master of Ivanhoe Masonic Lodge, a Charter member and Past Potentate of Al Shamal Shriners, and a Charter member and Director of the Edmonton Eskimo Alumni Association. A heartfelt thanks to Drs. Bradstock, Mallowany and Station 54 Staff, RAH. Donations in his memory may be made to: Al Shamal Shriners Patient Transportation Fund 14510 142 Street, Edmonton T6V 1H9, Edmonton Eskimo Alumni for the Bob Dean Scholarship Fund P.O. Box 11481, Edmonton, AB T5J 3K7. A Service in Bob's memory will be held at Robertson Wesley United Church Friday, May 18th at 2:00 p.m. 10209 123 Street, Edmonton. On June 1, 2007 Bob's name will be inducted into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame along with his teammates from the 1954-55-56 Edmonton Eskimo Grey Cup Champions. Foster & McGarvey., 10011 - 114th Street; (780) 428-6666, to send condolences: www.fostermcgarvey.com

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Published in Edmonton Journal from May 15 to May 16, 2007.
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May 27, 2007
Having known Bob and his family in my early years in Pittsburgh, it is with deep regret I send my prayers and heartfelt condolences. May cherished memories bring you peace.

Sally Boyer
Sally Boyer
May 26, 2007
I was a couple of years behind Bob at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's Baldwin High School but remember him as a great athlete and even more as a fine fellow. His recent writeup and Obituary show he remained a class act all his life. Our condolences to his family.
Jack Knee
May 23, 2007
I had the pleasure of being a student at LaZerte while Mr. Dean was there. He was definately admired by the students and will be missed.
Celeste Watamanuk
May 18, 2007
Dear Shirley and family,
Our love and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Bob was such a wonderful man and friend to my family.Sending you lots of love.
Monica (Miles) Lipscombe and family
Monica Lipscombe
May 17, 2007
Dear Shirley and family,
I just wanted to let you know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all. I will forever remember Bob as a great friend and teammate.
With Love,
Stan Jones
UofMd '53
Stan Jones
May 16, 2007
I had the pleasure of beening on staff at Victoria Composite High School when Bob was there.He was a great leader and always had time for anyone.He will deeply be missed.
Sharon Nerling
May 16, 2007
To the Family and Many Friends of Bob Dean: When I was given the honour of joining the team as secretary at Al Shamal Shrine Centre, Bob was one of the first members to welcome me. He patiently answered my questions with humor and pride. My thoughts are with you all.

To Bob:
I know your job is not yet done, for you are immortally dedicated to help others and will continue in heaven and here on earth. I will miss your visits to the centre. You will live on. - Ellen Mastrangelo (Al Shamal Shrine - Reception)
Ellen Mastrangelo
May 16, 2007
Shirley an Family; our deepest sympathy to you all. Bob's legacy is far greater than we Pittsburgers knew, yet it is not surprising. Being a few years younger than Bob I followed his career, from Baldwin on. He was my hero and the number 42 was one I used all of the time in sports because it was Bob's number early on in his football career. He truely will be missed and we are praying for your peace that only God can provide.
Our love, Bill and Joyce May
William and Joyce May
May 16, 2007
Bob ... A wonderful mentor and truly great friend. We had lots of wild and crazy times at Lazerte.
Bob could direct traffic, play computer golf, counsel staff, inspire kids and run a fine school all at the same time. And he always had great taste in ties!
Saddest regrets to Shirley and Family.
Don & Shirley Munro
Vallican, British Columbia.
Don Munro
May 15, 2007
Dear Shirley and family. I am so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. He was a good man with good heart and will be missed. My sincere condolences. John Wild
John Wild
May 15, 2007
Shirley & Family
To have known and been associated with Bob over these past many years has indeed been a privilege for both Karey & I. We are so sorry for your loss and our hearts go out to you all at this very sad time. He will long be remembered by all who came in contact with him.
Murray & Karey Koch
May 15, 2007
Bob Dean was my idol when he was a teacher at King Edward Park school. I was proud to be a member of of any sports team Mr. Dean coached. I will never forget my homeroom grade eight teacher.
Ken Bocker
May 15, 2007
To the Bob Dean family.
I am so very sorry for your loss. I had the privilege of knowing Bob during several years while I was member of the Edmonton Police Service as well a member of the Motor Corp of the Al Shamal Shrine. Although, I haven't seen him for a number of years, I have thought of him fondly on many occasions. I was one of the hundreds who were fortunate enough to have been his friend, enjoying so many laughs together (especially while riding the BIG motor corp cycles). He was a BIG man with an even BIGGER heart, he will be missed but never forgotten.
Robert (Bob) Walker
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