In Memory

David Dean

David Dean

David Michael Dean

Phnom Penh, Cambodia - David passed away March 29th unexpectedly in Phnom Penh Cambodia where he was currently living and working as an Assistant Principal at The ELT Institute. He was 71. Dave was the son of the late Gerald Dean of Riverside, CA and the late Drusilla & Gerald Zimmer. Dave is survived by son, Troy (Candice) Dean; granddaughters: Chloe, Alivia, and Vivian Dean, all of Port St. Lucie, FL; and daughterm Alaska Foote of Port Huron. He is also survived by sisters, Sherri (Robert) Armstrong, Christina Zimmer-Hency, Sundae (Jeffrey) Hickey; several nieces & nephews; and great nieces & nephews. Preceding him in death were his sister, Gerallyn and brothers-in-law Charles Short and William Hency.

David graduated Port Huron High in 1964 and attended SCCCC from 1967-69, and Michigan State from 1969-71. He taught at Garfield School in Port Huron from 1971-73; taught in Germany from 1973-76, where he was also a member of The National Ski Patrol in the Swiss Alps. From 1977-79, he attended Cooley Law School where he was one of Eleven Regional winners across the United States to compete in The National Client Counseling Competition held at New York University. This was the first time Thomas M. Cooley Law School was ever represented in any national competition. He went on to serve as St. Clair Co. Assistant Prosecutor and then as a Defense Attorney for many years. David ventured into the restaurant industry when he opened Keg & Kraut and later Wall Street Exchange. He continued teaching after he moved to Stuart, FL in Martin County where he represented Hidden Oaks Middle School in being selected as "Teacher of the Year" in just a very short time with the School. He set out to travel the Far East five years ago, and ended up teaching and living there until he passed. He had numerous hobbies which included skiing, traveling, and softball. He thoroughly enjoyed being around his friends and family when he had the chance. He will truly be missed by all he had touched in his lifetime.

Cremation has taken place and private services will take place at Woodland Cemetery in Port Huron Township at later date. Smith Family Funeral Home - North was in charge of local arrangements.

Published in the Times Herald April 22, 2018