Dorothy Barto Dean, age 97 passed away on January 11, 2018.
She was born in Philadelphia, PA to the late Horace and Josephine Barto. Dorothy graduated from Henry C. Conrad High School and Beacon College. She was the private secretary to Alfred Bissell of Laird Bissell & Meeds/Dean Witter Stock Exchange for 17 years. Dorothy also worked part-time for Wilmington Montessori School in Arden and was a member of Post Cana serving as treasurer for 7 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband John A. Dean, her son, David V. Dean and her companion Fred Parks. Dorothy is survived by her son, John A. Dean, Jr. (Cheryl), her grandchildren, Candace Leonhard (Scott), John Dean (Melissa), Andrew C. Dean (Lex), Megan D. Rust (Peter), her great-grandchildren, Michael, Amanda, Brandon, Sarah, Lauren, Christian, Wendy, Eli and Benjamin.
Friends may call on Friday, January 19, 2018 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Calvary Episcopal Church, 304 Lore Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19809 where a service will follow at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be at Gracelawn Memorial Park, New Castle, DE. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Delaware Humane Association, 701 A Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.