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John Frederick Dean

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November 15, 1926 - May 19, 2015 Dr. John F. Dean, loving husband, father and 'Pa', was called home to be with our Lord and Savior on Tuesday, May 19. John was a 65 year resident of Newport Beach where he was a teacher, a principal and an administrator for the Newport-Mesa School District. After 19 plus years, he accepted a teaching-professor position at Whittier College and stayed for 21 years. He then challenged for and won the position of Superintendent of Schools for the Orange County Dept. of Education, where he was able to implement several new programs and improve the quality of teaching at all grade levels. He also found time to be on the Hoag Hospital Board for 32 years. A memorial to celebrate his life will be held on June 26 at 11:00 AM at St. Mark Presbyterian Church on San Joaquin Hills Road in Newport Beach. John was preceded in death by his daughter, Karol Dean Hicks. He is survived by Katherine, his wife of 65 years, their son Brian, and John's brother, Jim Dean. John and Katherine have four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from May 31 to June 2, 2015
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