Dean was born on May 30, 1936 in Greenwich, Ohio to Lawrence Roswell and Bernice Marie (Immel) Doren. He graduated from Fremont Ross High School in 1954, where he met the love of his life, and wife of 55 years, Colleen Genson Doren. The couple was married on Nov.3, 1956.
Dean studied civil engineering and played baseball and basketball at Ohio University, where he graduated in 1960. After college, Dean earned a job with Libbey Owens Ford (later Pilkington) Glass Co., where he devoted himself to a career of 33 years of service. In 1978, he became plant manager of LOF’s Laurinburg factory. He retired in 1993 after a distinguished career.
In addition to his passion for work, Dean enjoyed many pastimes. He loved downhill skiing, golfing, traveling with Colleen, and spending time with his family. After moving to Avon Park in 1995, he became a member of River Greens Golf Course and earned the title of club champion.
Throughout their lives Dean and Colleen were blessed with a loving family. Dean is survived by his wife Colleen, three children: Kimberly Doren Barnes of Laurinburg, Joseph (Vickie) Doren of Gibson, and Kelly (Jeff) Weir of Loveland, Ohio, as well as 11 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and his sister Carol (Don) Roper of New Paltz, N.Y. Dean will be remembered by his entire family as a role model. He was loving, forgiving, generous, and funny.
A memorial service was held on Sept. 3, 2012 at 6 p.m. at the Fountain Funeral Home in Avon Park, Fla. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hope Lodge, of Tampa, Fla. or to Somers Hospice House of Sebring, Fla.