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Rohrer, Dean C.
Dean Cougill Rohrer, Attorney and Sailor, former Pound Ridge resident, 75
Dean was a beloved father of three, grandfather of five, brother, sailor, former Eagle Scout and influential attorney who passed away on November 5th after a valiant battle with three degenerative diseases. Dean recently had been living in New Jersey to be near his daughter and grandchildren after living in Pound Ridge for more than 40 years. Dean was known for being intelligent, strong, and persistent, and he survived three years after his wife and noted artist, Christina Marie Rohrer's passing.
Dean was born in Indiana in 1940 and worked hard to be at the top of his classes, was a strong leader and excelled at football and rugby through high school in Bronxville, NY and college but always found time to enjoy his family, the outdoors and the ocean. Dean graduated from Union College in 1962 and the University of Virginia Law School in 1966.
Dean distinguished himself as an attorney, at Pillsbury Winthrop and Simpson Thacher. He came up through the ranks with former Mayor Giuliani as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, prosecuting notable drug and heroin importation cases. Dean retired after serving as Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at General Telephone and Electric (GTE), the country's second largest telephone system at the time, in Stamford, CT.
Dean was an avid sailor, racer and excellent navigator in the days long before GPS. He sailed over 30,000 miles, racing all over the world at the highest levels of competition, including the Admiral's Cup. He was a member of the Storm Trysail Club and was always cool under pressure during many white knuckle moments far from the safety of shore, or any potential rescue. His greatest recent sailing adventure was around the tip of South America at Cape Horn.
Dean inspired hope and helped improve many lives as a leader, friend, sponsor and example of a life well lived.
Visitation will be held on Friday, November 20th at Posten's Funeral Home in Atlantic Highlands, NJ from 5-8pm and a funeral liturgy will be offered at St. Agnes R.C. Church in Atlantic Highlands, NJ at 10am on Saturday, Nov. 21st.
The family requests that donations in his memory be made to the Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA): http://www.lbda.org/go/donate

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Published in New Canaan News from Nov. 11 to Nov. 20, 2015.
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November 23, 2015
We are so sorry to hear of Dean's death.He was our wonderful friend and shipmate for 57 years. A man who loved life and whose smile and good humor lit up every place he entered. God bless Dean and Tina.. Jack and Sue Macdonald
Jack and Sue Macdonald
November 17, 2015
Sorry to hear of Deans passing,I was a classmate of his in Roosevelt High and remember him well as a real gentleman.

Herb Bartling
November 13, 2015
dear kiren
my deepest sympathy to you and your family. May He Rest In Peace
BEATRICE HAWCO
November 13, 2015
Sincere condolences goes out to the Rohrer family for your sad loss. May GOD be with the family as you mourn.
November 13, 2015
He was great to work with. As an inshore sailor, I always admired his sailing achievements. Hail and farewell. Dan Ward, GTE Legal Department colleague and neighbor.
November 13, 2015
Dean, you were a wonderful friend and I enjoyed all the good times we spent together. I wish we had seen more of each other in recent years. All of your friends will miss you. Best, Jim
Jim Boorsch
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