DEAN JAMES A

CW2 James A. Dean was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 08/12/2016 at the age of 69.9
Philadelphia, PA
Flight Classes 68-23 and 68-37
Date of Birth 09/22/1946
Served in the U.S. Army
This information was provided by Sammie Williams

More detail on this person: James Arthur Dean, Jr. of Ambler died August 12, 2016 at his home in Philadelphia at the age of 69. Born in Ambler, he was the son of the late James Arthur Dean Sr. and Bernice Dean. Following his graduation from Wissahickon High school he pursued higher education at West Chester University. He interrupted his studies to join the U.S. Army and served as a helicopter pilot in the Vietnam War from 1969 to 1970. He was awarded the bronze medal for heroic act of valor in combat. James completed his college studies at Temple University where he obtained a bachelor's degree in Business Management. He worked for the Navy Supply center in Philadelphia, PA for 27 years. Mr. Dean was a colorful story teller and truly lived a dynamic life traveling all over the world to places like Brazil, Australia, Panama, and all of Europe. His personal favorite destination was New Orleans where he enjoyed a great amount of his time as a Punk Rocker! Mr. Dean is survived by his loving mother Bernice Dean and siblings Killraine M. Dean, Carrie C. Dean, and Jonathan A. Dean, a Sister-in-law, Pat, niece and nephew Killraine David and Portia Nicole, an aunt, Mary Fox, an uncle, James Williams, Jr. and numerous cousins and a host of family and friends. Funeral services will be held on August 19, 2016 at Zion Baptist Church, Ambler, PA. Interment will be at the WhiteMarsh Memorial Cemetery, 1169 Limekiln Pike, Ambler, PA.

Burial: Whitemarsh Memorial Park, Ambler, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA

This information was last updated 08/22/2016

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