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All Saints Church
3 Chevy Chase Cir
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

MONROE DEAN D. MONROE Dean Dottis Monroe, 55, passed away peacefully on December 12, 2017, at his beloved family home in the Adirondack Park in New York with his wife of 29 years, Susan, at his side. Dean was born in New York City to Kendyl and Barbara Monroe. Dean always inspired those around him with his unfailing optimism, determination and dignity. His family was his great pride and joy. Dean's unwavering love and support for them is his most treasured legacy. He had great passion for the outdoors including fishing, hunting, skeet shooting and water sports. He passed his expert fishing skills to countless others including his children, nephews, nieces and many friends. Dean also enjoyed spending time with family at his parents' ranch in New Mexico where he loved to ride horses, shoot and work cattle round-ups. He applied similar enthusiasm to his fierce competition on the ice hockey rink and tennis courts at the Chevy Chase Club. He was a talented guitarist and band member in his early years and a devoted New York Rangers fan. Dean earned a BA in History at Vassar College in 1985 and a Master's of International Affairs at Columbia University in 1988. Upon graduation, Dean joined Mobil Oil (now ExxonMobil), an organization he loved and loyally served for his entire 29 year professional career and at which he was a valuable professional mentor to many. His work was varied in scope and led Dean and Susan to reside in several locations in Europe, Latin America and the US. Dean's most recent role was Brand and Product Integrity Manager of ExxonMobil Fuels Lubricants and Specialties Marketing Company. In addition to his wife, Susan Agardy Monroe, Dean is survived by his son Keenan Monroe of Manhattan NY, his daughter Devon Monroe of Austin TX and two brothers, Sidney Monroe of Santa Fe NM and Loren Monroe of Mclean VA. A Memorial Service will be held at All Saints Church in Chevy Chase MD on Friday, January 5, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. At a later date, the family will hold a small ceremony for Dean on Pinnacle Mountain near his family home in the Adirondacks. Donations in Dean's memory may be made to Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure (ABC2), 1717 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036, or The Adirondack Land Trust, PO Box 130, Keene, NY 12942.
Published in The Washington Post on Dec. 21, 2017
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