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Dean Lee Pethick
  • October 30, 1939
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  • November 20, 2016

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With a heavy heart, Ruey Badgley Pethick announces the passing of her beloved husband, Dean Lee Pethick of New Smyrna Beach, Florida and formally of Schoharie, New York. Dean departed this life on November 20, 2016.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years,  Ruey, their children Tracey Nash (Daniel), Allison Wingle (Nicholas), and their three grandchildren, Arden Cunniff, Nicholas and Chase Wingle.

He was an avid member of the Volusia County Gun and Hunt Club and the New Smyrna Municipal Golf Club.  He was a Navy veteran serving on the USS Saratoga.

Services will be held at the Cape Canaveral National Cemetery on December 2, 2016 at 2:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the USO in Dean’s name.


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  1. 20 Nov 2017
    Ali says:
    Hi Dad,
    It's been a year and I can't believe it. It seems like yesterday that I lost you. I miss you and think of you every day.

    Love always

  2. 01 Dec 2016
    Sandra Mamrosh says:
    I was so sorry to hear of Dean's passing. I'm glad both of you were able to come to our 55th Class Reunion. I was so pleased to hear from Dean after the reunion telling me how much he enjoyed viewing the video I made up for him and all the other classmates who were also there at the reunion. He was a great guy and he will certainly be missed by all who knew him.

  3. 30 Nov 2016
    Debbie Bradt says:
    So very sorry to hear of Dean's passing. He was so happy to be at our last reunion that it made me happy. You are in our prayers.

  4. 30 Nov 2016
    Helen & Pete says:
    Ruey so sorry to hear you are in my prayers.

  5. 29 Nov 2016
    Vera Brown lit a candle:
    Lit since November 29, 2016 at 11:02:31 PM

  6. 29 Nov 2016
    Vera Devenitch Brown says:
    My deepest sympathy to you and your family and prayers during this difficult time. Dean was part of the great class of 59'.

  7. 29 Nov 2016
    Don Howard says:
    Ruey,
    Shocked and sooo sorry to hear this! Our deepest sympathy to you and your family!

  8. 29 Nov 2016
    Ed Larsen lit a candle:
    Lit since November 29, 2016 at 11:07:30 PM

  9. 29 Nov 2016
    AnnKay Wagner lit a candle:
    Lit since November 29, 2016 at 11:55:51 AM

  10. 29 Nov 2016
    AnnKay Wagner says:
    So Very Sorry!

    I Walked Along A Beach At
    Puerto Penasco (Rocky Point),
    Mexico Picking Up Seashells.
    The Colors Were So Beautiful
    I Just Had To Take Some Home.
    So Peaceful,
    Just The Surf Slapping Against The Rocks.
    These Seashells Once Housed
    A Beautiful Sea Creature.
    ... A Beautiful Memory;
    ... A Wonderful Person To Remember,
    As Is Dean Lee Pethick

  11. 28 Nov 2016
    Lori Selchick lit a candle:
    Lit since November 28, 2016 at 11:18:25 PM

  12. 28 Nov 2016
    Lori Selchick lit a candle:
    Lit since November 28, 2016 at 11:17:41 PM

  13. 28 Nov 2016
    Bob and Mary Anne Zimmer says:
    Ruey, Bob and I are so sorry to hear of Dean's passing. Please give our condolences to your family.

  14. 27 Nov 2016
    Jennifer & Joe Walter lit a candle:
    Lit since November 27, 2016 at 11:17:01 PM

  15. 27 Nov 2016
    Jennifer & Joe Walter says:
    We are very saddened about Dean's passing, a great loss. Condolences to Ruey, Tracey, Allison as well as the rest of the family and friends - he will be missed.

  16. 27 Nov 2016
    Jacqueline Nas says:
    Dear Ruey, Tracey, Dan and family,I am so sorry for your loss. Please know you are in my heart and prayers. Dean was a wonderful man and much loved. He will be greatly missed. My love to you all .

  17. 27 Nov 2016
    Billy Nash says:
    So sorry for your loss. Dean was a great guy and a Class Act. Please know that you're in my prayers and thoughts.

  18. 27 Nov 2016
    John and Lonnie Dahl says:
    We are so very sorry to hear of Dean's passing; it came as a shock to all who knew him. John and he go way back to their days in the Navy. A nicer guy was not to be found. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Ruey and the family.

  19. 26 Nov 2016
    Ruey and Wayne Schell says:
    Ruey.. so sorry to hear about Dean.. Our hearts go out to you and your family

  20. 26 Nov 2016
    Natalie Keenan says:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this most difficult time.
    Natalie and James Keenan

  21. 26 Nov 2016
    Derek Nash & Tracy Gresis says:
    Tracey, Dan and family
    Please know that we extend our deepest condolences to all of you during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you always.

  22. 26 Nov 2016
    Linda L. Westfall says:
    I am sad beyond words to hear of Dean's passing!! Sending lots of love, hugs and prayers!!! I am so thankful, Ruey, that your families are nearby. You will be in my thoughts always!!! XOXOXO

  23. 25 Nov 2016
    Pat and Theo Willems says:
    Our deepest sympathy to Ruey and the family. Dean and Ruey are our Florida neighbors and our hearts go out to the family upon Dean's death.

  24. 25 Nov 2016
    Willa Zeh lit a candle:
    Lit since November 25, 2016 at 11:31:22 AM

  25. 25 Nov 2016
    Willa Zeh says:
    Prayers for you Ruey and your family.
    Love from both of us.

  26. 25 Nov 2016
    Pamela Schell Murphy lit a candle:
    Lit since November 25, 2016 at 11:11:12 AM

  27. 25 Nov 2016
    Ed & Rebecca Rockwell says:
    What a great person and fellow brother in blue. RIP my friend. You will be missed.

  28. 23 Nov 2016
    Pam and Paul Seamans says:
    What an incredible dear friend. So many good times looking for antiques, playing cards and dominoes and going out to eat. Sharing time in our homes in Florida. Paul and Dean enjoying their times together at the Gun Club. Such a patriotic man proud of his service to our country. We will always cherish our times together and our special memories of Dean.

  29. 23 Nov 2016
    Rose Wilber says:
    My heart is saddened by the passing of Dean. Our prayers and thoughts are sent to Ruey, Tracey, Allison, Arden, Nicholas and Chase. Love. Rose and George

  30. 23 Nov 2016
    Joanne Keyser says:
    Our Family is saddened by the loss of a beloved Dean. John and I will remember all the good times, especially our trips to Florida.
    Our hearts and hugs go to Ruey and Our Florida Family.
    Jody and John Keyser

  31. 23 Nov 2016
    Jody Keyser lit a candle:
    Lit since November 23, 2016 at 11:10:42 PM

  32. 23 Nov 2016
    Jody Keyser lit a candle:
    Lit since November 23, 2016 at 11:09:18 PM

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