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Dewey, Casand Neal
Born Nov. 2, 1984; died June 25, 2005. Beloved son of Colette Craan and Dana Neal Dewey; loving twin brother of Christian Neal Dewey; godson of David and Lillie Openshaw; loving master/companion of "Bambi"; cherished and loved friend of many. Chas was graduated from Hollywood High Performing Arts Magnet School in 2002 and attended Santa Monica College and Glendale Community College. He was a guitar student of Joy Basu, Susan Danielian, and Sergey Taranov. He was a vocal student of Liz Lewis and David Coury and acting student of Rick Walters Theater Craft, Ivanna Chubbuck Studios, and Michelle Danner at Larry Moss Studios. Chas was an accomplished musician, songwriter, actor and model. He started acting on stage at the age of four with the Shakespeare Theater at the Lansburg and at Carter Baron Amphitheatre in Washington, D.C., and the Washington Opera at the Kennedy Center, and the Wolf Trap Theater, appearing in "The Comedy of Errors," "Carmen," "Un Balio en Maschera," "The Bartered Bride," "Faust," and "Media." As a Screen Actors Guild member, Chas appeared in the Disney Channel's "Even Stevens," show and MTV's "Undressed." As a model since age six months, Chas appeared in Premiere Magazine, was Huggies Baby of the Year, 1984 along with his twin brother, Michelin Tires ads, Coca Cola ads, Young and Modern magazine, Teen magazine, TEEN All About You, TEEN Prom, TEEN Quiz, Shout magazine, GQ Magazine, Figaro Japan magazine. He also did runway modeling for Otis Parson's School of Fashion, Tommy Hilfiger's Race to Erase MS, Robinson's May, Calvin Klein, Jean Paul Gautier, Armani, Versace. Chas was a singer in church choirs at the Downtown Baptist Church, the Emmanuel Lutheran Church and First Methodist Church, all in Alexandria, Virginia also the First Presbyterian Church in Burbank, California. He served the homeless at the Lord's Kitchen and assisted in numerous vacation bible schools. Chas was extremely giving and talented, loved by many, and will be missed by all. Viewing: Wed., June 29 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Crippen Mortuary, 2900 Honolulu Ave., La Crescenta, CA 91214 (818)249-6131. Funeral: Thurs., June 30 at 10 a.m. at 1st Presbyterian Church, 521 East Olive Ave., Burbank, CA 91501 (818)842-5103. A Memorial Fund has been opened at Washington Mutual, 1110 W. Alameda, Burbank, CA 91506 (818) 846-5124, please call the mortuary for info.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on June 29, 2005
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