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Eugene F. Cornelius “Dean”
  • Passed away on January 11, 2021

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Eugene F. Cornelius

November 2, 1956 – January 11, 2021

Eugene “Dean” Cornelius born in Miami, FL to Horace L. Cornelius and Patricia L Cornelius beloved brother to Mike Cornelius, Kim Cordaro and Todd Cornelius.

Dean was a highly trained and skilled electrician, a proud member of the IBEW Local 349, he also completed masonry vocational training while in high school. Simply put-To know him was to love him!

Brother is to ME!

B – Is for bond, your first male friend a friendship that has no end.

R- Is for reassurance, for the feeling of confidence he gave to me.

O- Is for original, thinking/acting in an independent/creative manner.

T- Is for tough, in my eye’s superman with a compassionate heart.

H- Is for honor, I will always consider it an honor to be his brother.

E- Is for eternal, our love will last forever I will see him in heaven.

R- Is for, reliable, always there steadfast, and tall.

In memory of our brother Dean (Mike, Kim, Todd)

No farewell words were spoken, no time to say goodbye, you were gone before we knew it, and only God knows why.


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  1. 26 Feb 2021
    Mike says:
    I thought I’d share this news with you all, as some of you know and/or if you didn’t know Dean was an organ donor. It was stated on his driver license and he told the Doctors and Todd & I he was an organ donor. He made me promise to make sure the medical staff fulfill his wishes and I promised I’d do whatever I could.

    Well, on the day he passed I contacted the donor organization with the help of Hospice and was informed that his eyes were needed. Through the miracle of cornea transplantation, Dean’s cornea donation has given two people: a 38-year-old male in Rhode Island and a 79-year-old male in Massachusetts. Dean’s compassion and desire to help others made these special gifts possible. Love You Always Dean and now so will these to families!

  2. 26 Feb 2021
    Kim says:
    I have 3 brothers that I love with all my heart. I wouldn’t change anything growing up with them, not one of them for nothing. But (Mike & Todd know this) my oldest brother Dean was so much more than the best oldest brother to have. From the day we suddenly lost our Daddy, Dean knew he was now the Man of the house, Daddy use to tell Dean “whenever I’m not home your the Man of the house”. That’s what my loving, so caring big brother did from that day forward he basically gave up his own childhood to help Mom, Mike, Todd and I. I remember him taking me our in the backyard at night to watch the shooting stars, he taught me how to ride a bike.

    Dean, I love you and always will! But I’ll never say goodbye, I know you’ll always be with me, you told me know matter how far apart we are we’ll always be in each other’s heart. Someday our whole family will be together again, until than love always! Your little sister Kim

  3. 11 Feb 2021
    Kim lit a candle:
    Lit since February 11, 2021 at 2:40:56 AM

  4. 11 Feb 2021
    Kim lit a candle:
    Lit since February 11, 2021 at 2:40:11 AM

  5. 11 Feb 2021
    Kim posted an image:
    Father and daughter ❤️
    Father and daughter ❤️

  6. 11 Feb 2021
    Kim posted an image:
    Kim, Dean and Taylor(Deans great nephew)
    Kim, Dean and Taylor(Deans great nephew)

  7. 08 Feb 2021
    Christopher Cornelius says:
    To an amazing one of a kind uncle! As a kid I remember you waking the house up middle of the night, or on the couch in the morning. Always full of happiness and a joyful spirit. I had the pleasure of living with you down south, were I seen just how many people knew you, loved and cared about you. You were one of the hardest workers I know the workday could go on till well past dark. And you would give the shirt off your back whether you had a little or a lot. Glad to call you my Uncle Dean, you will forever be in our hearts. Say hello to my grandparents and brother and save a place for me. Until we see each other again.
    Love your nephew Chris Cornelius and family.

  8. 05 Feb 2021
    Bobbi posted an image:
    Family reunion memories <br />
Pat, Mike, Bobbi, Michael, Todd,Pam and Dean ! Great times!❤️
    Family reunion memories
    Pat, Mike, Bobbi, Michael, Todd,Pam and Dean ! Great times!❤️

  9. 05 Feb 2021
    Bobbi posted an image:
    Lisa, Christopher and Dean <br />
Family reunion!
    Lisa, Christopher and Dean
    Family reunion!

  10. 01 Feb 2021
    Bobbi and Mike lit a candle:
    Lit since February 1, 2021 at 2:27:23 AM

  11. 31 Jan 2021
    Jamie says:
    Dean you are loved by so many and we will remember the happy times we shared.
    I remember our childhood when we would ride bicycles all over Hialeah, play in the rain, and build Forts with the leaves and cut grass. My favorite picture of of us is when we were little at the Cowboy and Indian town with our cousins.
    How you loved your motorcycle and always building things.
    You were a gentleman with a kind heart and I will miss you.
    You are with our family and loved ones watching over all of us.
    I love you and will see you again.
    Good Bless You

  12. 31 Jan 2021
    Kirk Flanegan says:
    Psalm 34:18. The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. This is my prayer for all of Dean's family and loved ones.

    John 11:25-26
    Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”

    Dean and I had the opportunity to talk for quite a while when I was visiting Mom a couple years ago. I was very encouraged to hear about Dean's faith and his love for family. He didn't focus on the challenges of life, nor complain about his circumstances or difficulties. Rather talked about his blessings and his love for family.

    I have fond memories of Dean, Mike, Todd and Kim growing up together in Perrine. Dean seemed to always enjoyed taking us out in the boat fishing in the canal behind their house.

    You will missed Dean! Till we meet again...

  13. 31 Jan 2021
    Stuart & Sue says:
    Your tribute to your brother was beautiful and one of a kind just as Dean was. We are sure he was as proud of all of you as you were of him and even prouder to be your brother. We are all going to miss him but he is at peace now and in no more pain watching us from above. R I P Dean .

  14. 31 Jan 2021
    Stuart & Sue lit a candle:
    Lit since January 31, 2021 at 1:21:08 AM

  15. 31 Jan 2021
    Stuart & Sue lit a candle:
    Lit since January 31, 2021 at 1:19:45 AM

  16. 30 Jan 2021
    Kyle Perez says:
    It was great to know you. One of the most skilled and nicest person I ever meet. RIP

  17. 30 Jan 2021
    Kyle Perez lit a candle:
    Lit since January 30, 2021 at 1:20:53 PM

  18. 29 Jan 2021
    Betty lit a candle:
    Lit since January 29, 2021 at 1:09:41 PM

  19. 28 Jan 2021
    Bobbi posted an image:
    Todd,Kim, Mike, and Dean<br />
Family forever ❤️
    Todd,Kim, Mike, and Dean
    Family forever ❤️

  20. 28 Jan 2021
    Bobbi posted an image:
    Dean and Mike meeting little sister Kim!
    Dean and Mike meeting little sister Kim!

  21. 28 Jan 2021
    Bobbi posted an image:
    Dad , Mom and Dean
    Dad , Mom and Dean

  22. 28 Jan 2021
    Michael Cornelius Jr lit a candle:
    Lit since January 28, 2021 at 1:49:11 AM

  23. 28 Jan 2021
    Todd B Cornelius posted an image:


  24. 28 Jan 2021
    Todd B Cornelius posted an image:
    Dean hugging mom with Todd and Mike
    Dean hugging mom with Todd and Mike

  25. 28 Jan 2021
    Todd B Cornelius says:
    DEAN.,,,,,
    I love you dearly!!! And we'll miss you wholeheartedly!!! One of the strongest man I've ever known, mind and body I have always looked up to you! Kind-hearted just like the tattoo said on your right arm Southern gentleman!!! so many memories but we'll talk about them when I see you again okay

  26. 27 Jan 2021
    Pam Cornelius says:
    The word I would use to describe Dean would be unique. You were one of a kind. Always tinkering around, making unique things. You had a passion for life. You were always there for us and we will always remember how you helped not only us but many people. When Dean would walk into the Round Table he was known by all, Dean made everyone feel special and cared for. You were THE MAN... We know life has not been easy for you in the past few years and know now you are whole, healthy and at peace in the arms of our Lord. We know everyone in Heaven wrapped you in the arms of their Love. We will hold all our precious memories of you in the treasure box in our heart. We will miss you Dean.. Until we meet again.. Love always my brother .. Pam

  27. 27 Jan 2021
    Leslie says:
    I love you Dean.
    Knowing you are at Peace and healed in Body and Soul is comforting. You will forever live in the hearts of all who's lives you've touched. I am thankful for the kind and gentle spirit you shared.

  28. 27 Jan 2021
    Jennifer says:
    May God accompany our family in this hardship. My thoughts and prayers are with our family during this time. Although I have only known Uncle Dean for a short amount of time, I knew how an inspiring, caring, supportive and noble man he was. I am blessed to have met him and gotten to know him a bit. It was his presence at our wedding when I truly got to know his kindred spirit, love and respect he had for others. He had wonderful stories and advice in life that one will hold for many years to come. God bless.

  29. 27 Jan 2021
    Todd B Cornelius lit a candle:
    Lit since January 27, 2021 at 1:56:28 AM

  30. 27 Jan 2021
    Michael says:
    May peace be with you! Uncle Dean, Thank you for always being such a great uncle to me. Your love and honesty was the best. I will cherish that last time i saw you forever. I just wish i could have shaved your beard 1 last time. Your know longer in pain. Love you Mike JR.

  31. 27 Jan 2021
    Jennifer L Cornelius lit a candle:
    Lit since January 27, 2021 at 1:22:54 AM

  32. 27 Jan 2021
    Michael Cornelius Jr lit a candle:
    Lit since January 27, 2021 at 1:21:48 AM

  33. 26 Jan 2021
    David m Carlson lit a candle:
    Lit since January 26, 2021 at 1:17:36 AM

  34. 26 Jan 2021
    David m Carlson says:
    Your beloved brother and friend will be forever missed and will be at peace in the Lords care. May the Lord take away your sorrow and bless your family. Love Dave & De

  35. 26 Jan 2021
    David m Carlson says:
    Your beloved brother and friend has left us and is in a better place we know. May the Lord help to ease your pain and sorrow at this difficult time. Love Dave & De.

  36. 25 Jan 2021
    Michael posted an image:
    Uncle Dean I will miss you! <br />
So thankful to have had you in my life.
    Uncle Dean I will miss you!
    So thankful to have had you in my life.

  37. 25 Jan 2021
    Bobbi posted an image:
    Band of brothers! Forever!
    Band of brothers! Forever!

  38. 25 Jan 2021
    Bobbi says:
    Dean , you will forever be in our hearts we will cherish all the memories we had with you!
    Love, Your Sister in law , Bobbi

  39. 25 Jan 2021
    Bobbi lit a candle:
    Lit since January 25, 2021 at 1:21:25 PM

  40. 25 Jan 2021
    Karen Di Miceli says:
    Such a kind and gentle man would give you the shirt off his back! Always there to lend a hand to anyone who needed help!
    Dean you were a good man may God Bless you and you're family, heaven received another Angel!

  41. 25 Jan 2021
    Mike says:
    Dean - I’ll always be eternally grateful for having you as a brother & friend. As we’ve discuss I know more than anyone the impacted the loss of Daddy had on your life. Forcing you to forgo your early childhood and assume the roll of a father, brother and friend. (Whenever, I think of you I’ll think of the song Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd.)

    R.I.P. my brother your in Gods hands, in Gods house. You get to spend eternity with Daddy, Mom, Steven, Joshua, Granddaddy, Nana, all our Aunts & Uncles (how cool is that) and other loved ones. Please give them our love, I know I’ll see you again, you with all of them. You, like them are always in my prayers, I look forward to walking with you, talking to you and listening to you. This is not goodby, this is until we meet again! Love always Mike

  42. 25 Jan 2021
    Mike Cornelius says:
    Dean - I’ll always be grateful and thankful for having you as a Brother and Friend. As we’ve discuss in the passed, I know more than most how Daddy’s loss impacted your life, forcing you to forgo your early childhood and become a father figure, brother and friend all while coping with your loss. Love always Mike! (Whenever I hear the song Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd, I’ll think of you)

    R.I.P. brother your in Gods hands, in Gods home. You now spend eternity with Daddy, Mom, Steven, Joshua, Ganddaddy, Nana and all our Aunts & Uncles (how cool is that) and other loved ones that are comforting you. Please give everyone our love, you (like them) are now forever in our prayers! This is not goodbye, it’s until we meet again!

  43. 25 Jan 2021
    Mike Cornelius lit a candle:
    Lit since January 25, 2021 at 1:26:21 PM

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