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Dean Carl Maar, M.D.

Indianapolis - Dr. Dean Maar was a loving and committed husband and father. He is survived by his wife, Deborah, his children, Emily, Megan and Sarah, his father, Clyde, and his siblings: Wayne (Sharon), Janet (Tim) and Gary (Kandi).

Dean was an alumnus of DePauw University and Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed fellowships in adult reconstructive hip and knee surgery at Johns Hopkins University and Ilizarov Reconstruction at the University of Maryland. His manuscripts were published in medical periodicals including Orthopedics, The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and The Journal of Arthroplasty. He presented at national and international medical conferences and served as the assistant editor for The Journal of Arthroplasty from 1991 to 1999. He was a cornerstone at OthoIndy, a prominent orthopedic medical group. He served as Vice-President of its Board of Directors and was instrumental in building the renowned OrthoIndy Trauma Program. He invented a surgical device which was patented and is used by surgeons worldwide. Indianapolis Monthly recognized him as a "Top Doctor" for the past 6 years.

He spent the bulk of his career treating accident victims with serious injuries in emergency rooms. Dean saved countless lives and limbs by making decisions and acting upon them under intense pressure and with little time for reflection. His calm and kind demeanor brought comfort to and inspired confidence in his patients and their loved ones. His passion and commitment earned him admiration and respect from his colleagues, nurses, staff and patients.

Dean lived life in the present. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and naturalist. He spent much of his free time creating a retreat which he enjoyed sharing with his family and friends. The cabin was full of souvenirs and trophies from his adventures all over the world. The property is covered with thousands of trees he planted with help of family and friends. He took great pleasure in entertaining at his retreat and sharing it with his extended family, friends and groups. Many children caught their first fish and learned to canoe and kayak at "Uncle Dean's Cabin". His cabin parties often included campfires visible from outer space, grilled food sufficient to feed small armies and professional grade fireworks. He created life-long memories for his children and his nieces and nephews.

Dean treasured his time with his wife and daughters. He enjoyed much professional success and accolades, but his family was always his first priority. At home, his family enjoyed his complete attention. He was patient and easy going. He loved to make his family laugh even if the humor was at his expense. He supported his daughters in all their endeavors with the same focus, commitment and compassion which made him a great doctor. He did not waste time at events hiding at his table. When the music started, he was on the dance floor with his wife and daughters.

Dean was a thoughtful man who was an avid reader with broad range of interests. He followed current events and relished conversation with people from different backgrounds and disciplines. He played the guitar, operated and serviced heavy machinery and enjoyed cooking. His life was full of discovery, learning and real experiences.

Dr. Maar died defending his family from an act of senseless violence on November 27, 2019. His final decision in this life exemplifies his character. While preparing to host a large Thanksgiving dinner with his extended family, he was the victim of a home invasion. He confronted the armed attackers and sacrificed his life to save the Love of His Life. A Celebration of Dean's life will be held 4-8 p.m., on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at Crown Hill Funeral Home, Indianapolis, IN 46208. A private burial will take place at Crown Hill Cemetery.







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Published in The Indianapolis Star from Nov. 30 to Dec. 1, 2019.
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March 7, 2020
To the Maar family, I have just learned of Dean's tragic death. I joined OthoIndy in the summer of 1993 and was with the group until retiring from practice in 2006. I am unable to express my sorrow for your loss. Dean added value to the life of everyone who knew him.
Scotty Bowen
March 6, 2020
Dr. Maar was my first boss out of school. He was a great mentor and brilliant surgeon. He truly was a nice surgeon in and out of the operating room which is rare. When all other could not figure out a solution he could. He loved his work and cared for his patients. He was a go to guy when you had an issue and he would go out of his way to help. Really a loss to the world.
Spencer Hamner
December 21, 2019
Thank you, Dr Maar! Just simply awesome! Great doctor and person! Your bed side manner brought a sense of calm and humor! Thank you for being my doctor during a very trying time! I will never forgot you! God bless you and your family!
Michael Dorris
December 20, 2019
My wife and I just learned of the untimely death of Dr. Marr. I first met him when I had knee replacement in 2013. Since that time, I have had the other knee and both hips replaced by Dr. Marr. He replaced my wife's knee 2 years ago. I was always impressed that he took time to answer any questions, and never rushed an an office visit until he was satisfied I had a full understanding of the treatment and alternatives.
He had an easygoing manner, and he truly loved his patients.
He will be greatly missed by our family. We certainly want to extend our condolences to the family. May the Good Lord comfort the family and staff during this difficult time.
Glenn & Karen Leighty
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December 9, 2019
We are sorry and deeply saddened by your family's tremendous loss. Please know you are being held close in our thoughts and prayers during this painfully difficult time. Sending our heartfelt condolences and many hugs for all.
Jay Ard & Debra Jo Endres-Ard
December 6, 2019
sorry for your loss. I was in the same grade with gary marr deans brother. he was great doctor ,helping my mon back june of 1992, recovering from 2 broken legs,from car accident.
joe lally
December 4, 2019
In 2004 my son was in a car accident that injured his hip, had a compound fractured femur and a foot that had multiple breaks. Dr said it was comparable to what is seen in Indy Car racing. He was flown to Methodist where we soon met Dr Maar. He introduced himself as "the bone guy". Short story is he saved my son's future with the skilled work he did on him. He has been able to work and live a normal life because of "the bone guy". We are shocked and saddened by the loss of such a wonderful person. Our family will forever be grateful for him. Our prayers go out to all involved.
Sally Bramley
December 4, 2019
My heart is broken due to this senseless loss. Dr Maar was a wonderful man and physician. He replaced my hip several years ago. I will miss not having him to care for me. Prayers for his family, colleagues and Amy, his nurse. Rest in heavenly peace our dear and kind man.
P Davis
December 3, 2019
I met Dr Maar in the ER at Methodist Hospital. He was the only doctor that I've ever met wherein I had no fear of surgery. Somehow, he was able to put me at ease and trust him. Dr Maar and his staff were truly angels in disguise throughout my stay at Methodist. Thanks.
Shirley Johnson
December 3, 2019
Our deepest sympathy to the entire Maar family. Dean was an amazing person and will be missed.
Terry and Rhonda
December 3, 2019
I am so truly saddened that Dr Maar was taken from so many that loved him! Dr. Maar did my THR in 2017 and saved my leg! I just saw Dr. Maar two weeks ago due to issues with my other hip and to reevaluate issues with bone necrosis. Dr. Maar and Nurse Amy always provided excellent care and kindness! I am devastated after hearing this today! Dr. Maar was an amazing surgeon and had a wonderful bedside manner; you don't see many like him anymore. Dr. Maar was blessed with his gifted Hands as surgeon and his smile helped you forget about the pain you were in, his smile always seemed to make me feel better! I will miss him as a doctor I trusted and his wonderful smile! My deepest sympathy to Dr. Maar's family
Maureen Miller-DeLisle
December 3, 2019
My heart breaks for Dr. Maar's family. I was a of patient of his, seeing him almost every three months for the past year and a half or so. I loved our short conversations~ Each time when I would leave his office I would say to myself gosh I wish I were related to him... He was such a kind and thoughtful man.
Beth Ellen Spitznogle Portish
December 3, 2019
I had the pleasure of working with Dr. Maar for several years at Methodist. He always had a smile, was always kind no matter how stressful the situation, and was very funny! Anyone that knew him knows what a special person he was. My deepest sympathy goes out to his wife, daughters and family at this very difficult time. You're in my prayers.
Michelle Speck
December 3, 2019
With deepest sympathy.
Dr. Maar performed surgery on my son's foot and became my knee doctor. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Gala Kennedy
December 3, 2019
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Darlene Mccrammer
December 3, 2019
I've know Dr. Maar since his residency. What a wonderful person and physician. He also treated me as a patient. My thoughts are with his family as they grieve this tremendous loss.
Debbie Foster
December 3, 2019
Jon Alan and I are heartbroken over Dean's passing. Please know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Diane Lawson
December 3, 2019
I had the privilege of working with Dr Maar over the years as an OR nurse at Methodist. He was a gifted and compassionate surgeon and one of the very best. Dr Maar had a great sense of humor and was not one to yell or throw a fit unlike some other surgeons (they know who they are!). I was always impressed by his dance moves back when the entire MH OR had one big Christmas party. I feel so grateful to have known this wonderful man. My heart goes out to the Maar family at this difficult time. Prayers for strength and peace to all of you. Remember, you will see him again one day❤
Ana May
December 3, 2019
Mrs. Maar, daughters and extended family members, Doc Maar was a very gentle giant with a wonderful personality. Thank you for sharing him with us, he will be missed. Know you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
HOLLY BELLAMY
December 3, 2019
Mrs. Maar and Daughters,
May God bless you and keep you strong.
Tracei Hubbard, RN
Tracei Hubbard
December 3, 2019
I am very sorry for you loss. I know it's been forever since we've talked, my thoughts and prayers go out to you Wayne, Janet, Gary, Mr Maar, and family.
Steve Pollak
December 3, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with you Deb and the girls, there are no words to express the sadness when we heard the news. Dean was always such a nice guy while we were in residency. It sounds like he lived life to its fullest, and will be greatly missed.

Steve and Robyn Fisher Fort Wayne, IN
Steve and Robyn Fisher
December 3, 2019
Dr. Maar performed surgery on my left knee, saved my leg, and changed my life for the better. Deepest sympathy. God bless all his family and friends.
Teresa Butler
December 3, 2019
With deepest sympathies, prayers.
Veda Morrison
December 3, 2019
I remember Dr. Maar's first day at OrthoIndy. He was a kind , wonderful man with a generous heart and a ready smile for everyone. He will be greatly miss by all who knew him. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. He will be forever is our hearts.
Joanie Pike
December 3, 2019
Dr maar was a very good surgeon as well as a good person. I worked with him many times and he was always kind and good to his patients. May all the good times remembered by his loved ones overcome this senseless tragedy. God bless all of you sandy doney
sandra doney
December 3, 2019
Our deepest condolences go to out to you, Deb and your girls. We have fond memories of Deb, Dean and your girls at The Orchard School. Our hearts are breaking for you. Kim Depp, Rachel, Emily, Sabrina Efroymson
Kim Depp
December 3, 2019
I became acquainted with Dean 43 years ago at Opportunities L.A.B. at Wabash College. I have not been in touch since then, but he left an indelible impression on me. A stand up guy! His passing is a great loss to the world. My condolences to his family and friends.
-John W. Joyner
December 2, 2019
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Charita Sodagum
December 2, 2019
My heart is broken over the loss of such a great man and surgeon.
Dr Marr did 3 surgeries on the same knee for various reasons and every time I had 100% faith that they would be successful surgeries.
Things like this makes no sense at all and there is nothing I can say to comfort the family. Just always know that your husband and father lived a life that not many of us can say we did. He served an uncountable number of patients but most of all he gave you all that he had. I will continue to pray for you during this difficult time.
Linda Kline
December 2, 2019
I got to know Dean from 1990 to 1994 through another friend. He was very helpful, kind and especially appreciative of the huge breakfasts I made for the hunters when they came back from the tree stands in southeast Indiana. My prayers are with his family, friends and colleagues.
Patty Paul Moore
December 2, 2019
I am an acquaintance of Gary Maar. Please except my sincerest condolences. Karl Paozols
December 2, 2019
I worked with Dean for many years.You would be hard pressed to find another surgeon better at his discipline and a finer human being.This is a monumental loss for the State of Indiana.
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Christian Beaton
December 2, 2019
Our sincere condolences to the Maar family . I enjoyed seeing/ talking with him at StV's and PT. We are so sorry for your loss.
Chris and Brenda Miyamoto
December 2, 2019
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Kristi Zunis
December 2, 2019
Our most heartfelt condolences at this difficult time. Our thought and prayers are with you.
Deb and Mike Brown - The Orchard School
December 2, 2019
Dr. Maar was a tremendous Dr. And man. He was an intricate part in saving my son's right leg after he was hit by a drunk driver. Dr. Maar always made my son laugh and was very diligent in his care. We will always be thankful for Dr. Maar and his excellent care for my son. If it weren't for Dr. Maar my son would've probably lost his leg at age 16. God bless his family during the horrible time. May they find peace and comfort knowing what a tremendous man he was.
Sherry Baker
December 2, 2019
So so sorry to hear. Dr. Maar saved my leg. He performed 2 hip surgeries for me. 11/11/06 and 02/05/15. I was told I'd never walk again but Dr. Maar performed a miracle surgery on my hip. I will ALWAYS remember him. Dr. Maar was an anger sent from Heaven
Karen Davis
December 2, 2019
Sending our sincere condolences to the Maar family. Also prayers up for the family at this time of grieving.
Ronald Collins
December 2, 2019
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Susan Goelzer
December 2, 2019
Deepest condolences from the Gregory family. Emily, Megan, Sarah and Mrs. Maar, you are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless.
Rachael Gregory
December 2, 2019
Dr, Maar was a wonderful doctor with his gentle ways (I always admired his crisply starched and ironed white shirts) but loved reading about his outdoor activities. I am praying for those who must now deal with a new normal when it seems almost impossible. May you find peace that passes understanding when there doesn't seem to be any understanding of why this happened
Ruth Abelard
December 2, 2019
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December 2, 2019
Our OrthoIndy family has not only lost a great surgeon but an overall wonderful man. My heart aches for his family and friends. May they find peace and comfort in the wonderful memories they have of him.
Lisa Roe
December 2, 2019
As a nurse I worked with him several years ago. He was such a kind physician, to his patients and to each of us on the team. He valued life in every way! He had a wonderful laugh that put all of us at ease during stressful cases. It truly was an honor to work beside Dr. Maar. Even after several years, I can still recall his kindness. My prayers are with your family.
December 2, 2019
Deb-my heart is absolutely broken for you and your girls. When I think of Dean during our days at Orchard, I think of someone who was caring, gentle and so kind. He was always smiling. May God send you strength and love. Sending you our love as well~Sallie Jo and Chap Mitzell
December 2, 2019
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Nicholas Myers
December 2, 2019
To Dean's family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Dean was my science partner in seventh and eighth grades and we had many classes together in high school. A very good guy taken way too soon.
Brenda Striggo
December 2, 2019
Dr. Maar was my daughter's doctor when she broke her leg in 2005. She was only 5 and he made her and I feel so relaxed and calm.
Rest in Peace Dr. Maar.
Prayers for his family and friends!
Michelle Wagner
December 2, 2019

Dr. Maar was my daughter's doctor when she broke her leg in 2005. She was only 5 at the time and he made her and I feel so calm and relaxed.
Rest in Peace Dr. Maar. Prayers for your family and friends!
Michelle Wagner
December 2, 2019
Although I didn't know Dr. Maar, I have worked in the medical field for twenty plus years.
The medical field and the world has lost one of its own.
How sad I am for his family, friends, patients and the world.
We can not afford to lose people like this.
My deepest condolences go out to Dr. Maar's wife and children.
There is no greater Love, than for a man to lay down his life for someone he Loves....
What a legacy.....
God's Blessings to all...
Julie Richardson
December 2, 2019
Deb, Emily, Megan and Sarah- Our deepest condolences to you, on the death of you husband and father! Dean was an extraordinary man- such a huge loss! Our thoughts and prayers are with you! The Otteson Family
December 2, 2019
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December 2, 2019
I worked with Dr. Maar at St. V. Hips and knees and trauma cases. He will be sorely missed. Words aren't enough just such a sad incident for his family and friends. Prayers for Dr. Maars family in this time of sorrow.
Mary Andrews
December 2, 2019
Condolences to Dr. Maar's family and OrthoIndy. May the wonderful memories he helped create bring you comfort. He will be missed by all who knew him. Special condolences to Nurse Amy, who was with him for both of my knee replacements. They worked together so well and always listened and took time to smile and say "hi" whenever they saw me.
Diane Poe
December 2, 2019
I worked with Dr. Maar in core 2 for 5 years. I remember him fondly as a dedicated surgeon and loving man. He had an easy laugh...likable in every way. A wonderful teacher and modest about his skill set. He is a great loss to the community. My deepest condolences to his family.
Yasmin Kapadia
December 1, 2019
I'm sorry to hear the news of Dr. Maar's passing. He was the best! Prayers for his family, friends, & other patients. He will be missed.
Anita Clark
December 1, 2019
My sincere sympathy to all of Dr. Maar's Family.... with fond memories and prayers,
Bonnie Fuson Smith
Bonnie FusonSmith
December 1, 2019
He was a good man and surgeon. I always loved working with him. He will be sadly missed by all who knew who he was and the things he accomplished.
Matt Yentes
December 1, 2019
Our hearts ache and we are overwhelmed with sadness over the loss of Dean. He was an amazing surgeon and so kind to my mother-in-law, We will keep Deb, Emily, Megan and Sarah in our constant thoughts and prayers. ❤
Jenny & Kurt Riegner
December 1, 2019
Dr. Marr fixed my broken leg. I am sorry to hear that he has passed in this way. The world has lost an excellent doctor. I am sorry for your loss.Praying for your family,Jody Hutcheson
Jody Hutcheson
December 1, 2019
I am still in shock of this loss. Dr. Maar was such a great person and honestly one of the nicest doctors. I had the opportunity to work with him for almost 10 years and I loved everyday Amy and Dr. Maar were in the office. The two of them together made us all laugh and lighten our day. Dr. Maar was always the first one to donate money whenever we would adopt a family at the holiday time, and he always said thank you to the staff before he left. The conversations between Dr. Maar and Dr. Kaehr were the best. Hearing the stories of the two of them on their hunting trips were always interesting. Dr. Maar is a great man that will greatly be missed. RIP Dr. Maar
Danielle Morrison
December 1, 2019
So very sorry for your loss ... Thoughts and prayers are with you.
Christine W
December 1, 2019
Wayne & Sharon & all of Dean's family,
We are so very sorry for the loss of your loved one.
May you experience God holding you in the days ahead.
Our prayers are with you,
Brian and Brenda Clark
Brenda Clark
December 1, 2019
Dean loved the outdoors.It did not matter what he was doing outside from stretching fence , planting trees or fishing. His kindness and thoughtfulness was always there, you will be missed. As water reflects a face, so a man's heart reflects the man. Proverbs 27:19. With all Heartfelt Sympathy Rod & Elaine Justus
Rod Elaine Justus
December 1, 2019
Knew Dean back in high school. Here is a picture of him with his friends, when they had a band (70-71 ish) Dean is on the far right. Can't remember the band name but the practiced at my next door neighbors. His band memebrs were Green, Frink & Rizzo. Fun times.
Kevin & Sue Terhune
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December 1, 2019
My deepest condolences to the Maar family & friends, as well as the Ortho family. Dr Maar was a kind man. My heart aches for everyone. Godspeed
Shelly Burnett
December 1, 2019
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December 1, 2019
Dr.Maar was always so kind, smiley and interesting to talk to. He was always so full of information and never made me feel like he didn't have time to talk.
Praying for the Strength and Peace that his family and loved ones need at this time. Our Ortho Indy family will surely miss you so much Dr.Maar! :'(
Amanda Allen
December 1, 2019
Dean, Love the outdoors. It did not matter what he was doing outside from stretching fence, planting trees or fishing. His kindness and thoughtfulness was alway's there, you will be missed. As water reflects a face,so a man,s heart reflects the man. Proverbs 27:19 With all heartfelt Sympathy. Rod & Elaine Justus
Rod Justus
December 1, 2019
I used to work at ortho indy. I remember when Dr Maar started there. I'm so very sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family.
Catherine Crane
December 1, 2019
I had a head-on collision back in 1995 and thank God there was a doctor there who saved my leg which I had lost six inches of bone in my leg. After many surgeries, I am able to walk. I can understand his bravery to protect his love and he will be received with open arms in the world to come...thank you Dr. Maar for giving me a quality of life that I wouldn't have had without his knowledge and dedication.
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December 1, 2019
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December 1, 2019
My deepest condolences to Deb and the girls, and to the whole tight-knit Ortho Indy family. I will never forget the 33 case weekend on call with Dean almost 20 years ago. I think of him every time I do a total hip, using his approach... Dean's patient and intelligent approach to everything has always been a source of inspiration for me, and something I try to emulate in my practice. Lyse and I send our thoughts and prayers in this difficult time.
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December 1, 2019
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I was fortunate to have Dr Maar as one of my mentors during my fellowship in Indy. He was a great teacher and a even better person. Dean's family and the OrthoIndy family is in my prayers.
Craig Smith
December 1, 2019
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We knew Dean and Debbie while Dean was a resident at IU in Indy. Dean was a truly likeable, great guy, and a fine surgeon. Debbie and Dean were obviously soul mates and meant to be together. We were so happy to run into them years later at a medical meeting and to discover that they had found each other again and built a beautiful family. They were blessed in so many ways, which makes the news of this senseless tragedy doubly difficult to process. Our heartfelt condolences go to Debbie, the girls, Dean's father & siblings, and all who loved him and called him friend.
Dr. William & Lora Rozzi
December 1, 2019
My deepest sympathy to his family. He was my surgeon for years. I had the upmost respect for him
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I worked in Methodist Core 2 for five years with OrthoIndy and Dr. Maar. My first case scrubbing there was a very bad MVA with Dr. Maar. He was an excellent surgeon and a pleasure to work with. His job was truly one of saving life and limb every day. My deepest sympathies go out to his entire family.
Terri Aytes
December 1, 2019
My deepest sympathy to Dr Marr family and his Ortho Indy family. I worked with Dr.Marr on occasion downtown Methodist many years ago.
Linda Prout Miller
December 1, 2019
My deepest sympathies goes out to Deans family and his work family.

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December 1, 2019
I'm really lost for words at this time! Our deepest condolences to the whole Maar family. We were neighbors with the Maar family for many years prior to adulthood, our parents continued as neighbors for many years afterwards so always updated on Dean's and his siblings' accomplishments. &
Phil Armbruster
December 1, 2019
I'm deeply saddened for this senseless tragedy. Praying for Dean's family. Dean was one of my favorite surgeons to spend many nights and weekends caring for trauma patients with in the operating room over the last several years. We will definitely feel this loss for a long time at St. Vincents. He was loved by everyone who spent time with him.
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December 1, 2019
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December 1, 2019
I am so sorry to hear this Deborah!! If I can help in any way let me know. God Bless you and your girls. My prayers are with you!! Lisa Wilson
Lisa Wilson
December 1, 2019
I was overwhelmed with Dr. Maar's generosity, kindness and surgical skill. Dr. Maar had a great sense of humor and a broad, "contagious" smile. May he Rest In Peace.
Tim Jeffers
December 1, 2019
Debbie and family,
My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you all. I went to med school with Dean. Our fellow class members remember him as being so kind. You are in my thoughts and prayers and just know there is one more bright star in the sky.

Julie Hirsch, MD
Julie Hirsch
December 1, 2019
I'm a nurse who worked with Dr Maar at Methodist Hospital. He was a kind, skilled, wonderful man & doctor. I feel privileged to have worked with him.
I could always, with confidence tell a patient & family they had an amazing doctor on their case.
Indianapolis lost one of our best with the passing of Dr Maar.
Kathy Gold
December 1, 2019
Rest In Peace Dr. Maar
Amanda Augenstine
December 1, 2019
Thank you for my new hip! God bless you and your family. Rest In Peace.
Donald Clayton
December 1, 2019
I remember his patience when fishing with him being a young man fishing with his father and his brothers I also remember his DAD Clyde teaching all his sons about fixing things to work rather than paying someone to fix it.i am sure this helped him invent whatever was needed to solve a problem.i wanted to visit him and fish with him again bur we are always too darn busy.i am so sorry for this great loss and I know in my heart he is with our Lord.dave switzer retired IFD
December 1, 2019
My thoughts and prayers go out to Dean's family. I worked with him at Methodist many years ago. He was a special person for sure. I know he willl be greatly missed by all who knew him. Godspeed.
Barbara Mack, RN
November 30, 2019
Rest in heaven, Dr. Maar.
Pam Reed
November 30, 2019
To the family of Dr.Maar, I am so very very sorry for your loss.Please know that I hold all of you in my thoughts and prayers.Please know that your Orthoindy family is always here for you.
Any Michelle Harris
November 30, 2019
My heartfelt condolences to Dean's family. I can only imagine the depths of your loss as I haven't seen or worked with Dean in over 20 years and I feel it. He was always kind, compassionate, capable and the life of the party. He made a lasting impact on everyone he touched. May God wrap you in his loving arms and guide you through this difficult time.
Pam Guzman, RN
November 30, 2019
Huge credit to Dean for teaching me the ropes of orthopedic surgery. During ortho residency, I was fortunate to have worked under his tutelage for many rotations, he as chief resident, me a junior resident, and what a mentor he was, compassionate not just about orthopedics, but about life. All the hours we spent together, in the OR, the ER, and lifting weights at the gym. He worked and played hard, a man I was lucky to have as a friend. Although I haven't seen Dean in almost 30 years, it seems like just yesterday we were working in the trenches. Such is life. My most sincere condolences to Dean's family.
Jeff Webster
November 30, 2019
We have lost an imminently professional, talented, and compassionate colleague. I never saw Dean have a bad day. He was supportive, helpful, humorous, and gracious. All the time. Without fail. His humility was exemplary. I chose to work at Ortho Indy precisely because physicians like Dean work there. He made us a family.

My prayers to Dean's wife, his family, and all of us.
Mike Reeder
November 30, 2019
I had the pleasure of working with Dr Maar in the OR at Methodist Hospital. He was a superb surgeon and a kind soul. My sincerest condolences to his family.
Jane Gooliak, RN
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