Orville M. Dean, age 99, of Greenville, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday morning, December 27, 2020 in Avalon Springs Place, Mercer.

He was born in New Castle, PA on March 6, 1921 to Harry G. and Blanche C. (Russell) Dean. On June 14, 1941 he married the former Winifried L. Borrows, she passed away on August 11, 2013. He was employed for 24 years in the Inspect-Pack Department of the Werner Co. Orville was a charter member of Crossroads Christian Fellowship Church, where he sang in the choir, played the guitar, mandolin, banjo and the harmonica. He had previously been a member of N. Shenango Presbyterian Church, where he was and Elder, Deacon and taught Sunday School. Orville and Winnie enjoyed traveling and had spent ten winters in Phoenix, AZ. He enjoyed the outdoors and could be found gardening and he especially loved red roses and geraniums. He could be found at family gatherings, playing horseshoes, jarts, checkers, or a spirited game of croquet. Orville most recently loved the game of cornhole and was the “Top Dog” of Wii Bowling at Avalon Springs Place and had recorded several 300 games. In addition, he was an avid Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers Fan.

He is survived by three daughters, Rose Marie Allen and her husband Pat of Las Vegas, NV, Sandy Lind and her husband Karl of Jamestown and Carolyn Kidwell of Jamestown; a son, Gary Dean and his wife Marty of Fredonia and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, a son, Ken Dean, two sisters Reba McEwen and Marian Redden, two brothers, Delbert and Everall Dean, three step grandchildren and one great-grandson and a son-in-law; Gary Kidwell.

Due to Covid-19 safety concerns, a Private Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm on Thursday, December 31, 2020 in Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville.  Burial will be in Park Lawn Cemetery, Jamestown. Memorial contributions may be made to Crossroads Christian Fellowship, 805 Vernon Rd., Greenville, PA 16125 or to the donors choice.



  1. Jodi Jodi
    December 29, 2020    

    Grandpa will truly be missed.Will always remember numerous summers,playing crochet and goldfish pond,not mention private concerts in the living room and Sunday suppers.The awesome garden that produced Grandmas awesome pickled beets.I’m so glad to have known and loved my Grandparents.RIP Grandpa. Jodi

  2. Leigh Leigh
    December 29, 2020    

    I will miss grandpa so much. I have so many memories at the house on Leech Rd.. dressing up In gma and gpas old church clothes, the singing and him playing banjo and harmonica, horseshoes, all the family picnics and holidays there, when gpa always said the blessing. I can still see gpa leaving for work in the afternoons, I can smell his shaving cream and see all his hats hanging in the basement. I can hear him coming up the squeaky stairs, all the times we went to DQ for peanut buster parfaits. So many things that meant so much. I love you grandpa! Rest in Heaven❤️❤️❤️

  3. Lance Hoffman Lance Hoffman
    December 29, 2020    

    We will miss him very much. We enjoyed having him on our bowling league at the Greenville House. Where he was also ” Top Dog “. He was a wonderful guy. We loved having him play his instruments for us when we had gatherings. I can also remember the ONE time he LET me beat him in a game of checkers.

  4. Barry and Maryann Kidwell Barry and Maryann Kidwell
    December 29, 2020    

    Very talented and nice man. Will be missed!

  5. Rose and Pat Rose and Pat
    December 29, 2020    

    Dad will be missed by all of us. He was a Great Dad, Grandfather and Great-grand father.
    He was a Dad of great joy .

  6. Arlene Arlene
    December 30, 2020    

    Grandpa will be missed dearly. He loved to paint and when he spent time in Phoenix, AZ my son Lee and him would paint and touch up my parents fence. I never saw my grandpa get mad, raise his voice or say a mean word to anyone. I remember him playing his banjo and all of us sitting around in the living room and listening and enjoying the music. I remember his blessing over each meal that we ate and taking my kids to the park and feeding the ducks. I enjoyed just sitting and talking with him and hearing of the times back when. He was the best grandpa ever and he is loved and cherished.

  7. Carrie Dean Wright Carrie Dean Wright
    December 31, 2020    

    Grandpa will be missed by so many. I have so many great memories that I will carry with me forever. Family gatherings will never be the same without Grandpa playing his banjo and harmonica and Grandma singing. I’m at peace knowing they are together again for all eternity. Rest in peace Gramps. Love you.

  8. Joyce Keeley Joyce Keeley
    December 31, 2020    

    The service was wonderful. I loved seeing Orville and Winnie in Church. He told me she picked out his clothes and she said she tried to choose the same colors for both of them. Every Sunday I would look to see what they were wearing and sure enough they had the same colors on. They both looked so dapper and great. I loved asking Orville how he was because he would answer, “fair to midlan”. The first time he told me that I just laughed and laughed. I can’t wait to see them again in heaven, what a day of rejoicing that will be.

  9. Family of Jenna & Mike, with love Dave & Terri Livingston and family Family of Jenna & Mike, with love Dave & Terri Livingston and family
    January 2, 2021    

    We re just learning of Mr. Dean’s passing. Sending our deepest sympathy’s to his family and loved ones.
    May your memories be valued treasures.

  10. Kristina Rayner Kristina Rayner
    January 6, 2021    

    Grampa was a loving, fun, and gentle person. He was a devoted Christian, lead a wholesome life his entire life, and had a love of gospel and folk music. He taught himself how to play the banjo and several other instruments, and continued playing and practicing daily. Many fun memories, wonderful suppers, and music and games at Grama and Grampa’s house. His young spirit and gentleness will be missed.

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