Dean, Stephen Patrick, Sr.
Birth: Saturday, April 14, 1956 in Arlington, Virignia
Residence: Lusby, Maryland
Death: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at the age of 63
Laid to Rest: in the Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia
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Stephen Patrick Dean, Sr., 63 of Lusby, MD passed away on January 28, 2020 at his residence. Stephen Patrick Dean, Sr. was born in Arlington Virginia and was one of six children to Tom and Edith Dean. They were perfect children and never gave their parents any trouble.
He proudly served in the Army as an MP in the mid 70's at Wildflecken, Germany and Fort Belvior, VA. He was married briefly to Terry Calebro and they had a daughter, Stephanie. He was then married to Nancy Edwards and they had two daughters, Sarah and Holly. He then met Charron Corthell, had two kids, Margaret and Stephen Jr, bought a house, got a dog, AND THEN married her THREE TIMES...
Steve held many jobs, which showed his diverse talents and interests. He was a plumber and general handyman before he decided to learn about computers. Steve learned about computers while they still took up most of a room and the IT guys wore suits and ties while fixing a problem.
Steve worked for several defense contractors, supporting the new technology. Steve met Charron while installing weather dissemination devices at Air Force Bases around the country. In 1993 he transferred to the Pentagon and worked the help desk for the Secretary of the Navy.
In 1997 he moved to Southern Maryland with the NAVAIR move and loved the laid back life near the water. Steve worked on base for several Information Technology and Security contracts until 2012. In 2012 Steve got even MORE laid back as he became the community manager for Scientist Cliffs Association. He loved his job and the people he worked with. In this job he loved watching the sunrise on the beach, and searching for Sharks teeth.
Steve worked tirelessly for the Southern Maryland community in his free time. There was never a child in need if Steve was nearby. Whether he or she needed an ice cream or new cleats, Steve made it happen. He coached t-ball and baseball until stepping up to be the president of Solomon's Youth Baseball, the Optimists baseball league, and then the Solomons Steelers Football league. Steve briefly coached basketball for his son's team, but truly loved outdoor sports. Steve was an active registered Girl Scout and was known by many campers at Bay Breeze Girl Scout camp as Rockfish. Steve proudly served on the board of the Chesapeake Ranch Water Company. Steve often donated care packages to troops overseas and a proud member of the NRA.
As an avid fisherman, Steve was willing to take his children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends out fishing. He was willing to bait the hooks, take the fish off and even filet it; he just wouldn't eat it. Steve passed away on Tuesday night surrounded by his wife, children, two sisters, and two grandchildren. His favorite song was on the radio as he transitioned to his next adventure.
Steve was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Edith Dean, his Father-in-law, Sidney Corthell, his grandson, Erick Holland, his brothers-in-law, Chester Hurt, Dennis Peck, and Carlton Good, and his niece, Vanessa Good. Steve leaves behind his loving wife, partner in crime, and best friend, Charron Dean of Lusby, MD. Steve leaves behind two brothers; Mike (and Jewell) Dean of Richmond, VA, and Jeff (and Polly) Dean of Stafford, VA; a Brother-in-law, Basil Fox of Colonial Beach, VA; three sisters, Sharon Dean of Solomons, MD, Nancy Good of Stanley, VA, and Susan Fox of Lusby, MD; a Mother-in-law, Joann Corthell of Haverhill, MA; and a beloved aunt, Sister Marie Jeannine of Philidelphia, PA.
Steve leaves four daughters; Stephanie Holland-Michelson of Bishopville, SC, Sarah (and Robert Jr) Higgenbothem of Leesburg, VA, Holly (and William) Reynolds of Vienna, VA, and Margaret (and Nicholas) Loor of St. Petersburg, FL; and one son, Stephen (and Megan) Dean Jr of Solomons, MD. Steve leaves 7 grandchildren; Travis Higginbotham of Vienna, VA, Robert Higgenbothem of Bristol, VA, Matthew Holland of Bishopville, SC, Stephen and Harmonie Hiers of Lusby MD, and Tanner and Madison Reynolds of Vienna VA.
He leaves behind over 40 nieces and nephews and countless great nieces and great nephews. His legacy as a gentleman and a friend will go on in the hearts of all who knew him. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to any group that reminds you of Steve.