Visitation at Funeral Home
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Sunday, April 8, 2018
Rone Funeral Service
1110 East Chestnut Avenue
Vineland, New Jersey, United States
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Gregg Field posted a condolence
Thursday, May 3, 2018Dear family and friends of Dean, I just learned of Dean's passing. I was Sinatra's drummer when Dean was playing percussion with us. He was a fantastic musician but more importantly a great guy who we all felt better when ever he was around. I'm very grateful that in my lifetime Dean passed through and I know you understand that better than me... Love and will miss you Dean... Gregg
Enid Brodsky Horowitz posted a condolence
Tuesday, April 10, 2018I am very sorry to learn of Dean's death. Dean and I played together in the Queens Symphony Orchestra for several years. In addition to playing well, he was a pleasure to work with. I will miss him. May his memory be for a blessing.
AH lit a candle
Friday, April 6, 2018
Marilyn and George Rabbai lit a candle
Thursday, April 5, 2018
Marc Schaeffer posted a condolence
Wednesday, April 4, 2018Very sorry for your loss.
Craig and Eve Thomas posted a condolence
Monday, April 2, 2018To Susan and the kids Eve and I will not be able to be there on Sunday. Dean was great friend to me and his passing was and is a shock. I hope to be able to participate if a musical Celebration of his life happens at Rowan So sorry this is terrible Craig (and Eve)
Pamela & Allan Bylone posted a condolence
Monday, April 2, 2018Sue & Family Our prayers are with each of you. When I went into my digital Daily Journal this morning & saw Dean has passed away my heart filled with tears. We pray in the days ahead you will find the guidance you need & the comfort from your god in everyway. We miss you as neighbors since our retiring & moving to Florida but not a day goes by that I especially don't think of those neighbors that were always special to me after my loss of my first husband & how kind they were to my boys. I continue to pray for you & think of you as well. God Bless
Marjorie Morris posted a condolence
Thursday, March 29, 2018I have known and worked with Dean since he arrived at Rowan! I will miss his smile, his integrity, his love for music and his remarkable dedication to his students. My sympathy and love go out to his entire family, but especially his lovely wife Susan, and Matt and Allison. Even though music and teaching was our professional connection, I will always treasure the memory of my 18-mile run with Dean when he was training to run a marathon! Dean did not retreat from any challenge!
Lawrence De Pasquale lit a candle
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Owen Sczerba posted a condolence
Wednesday, March 28, 2018I had the absolute privilege of having a lesson with him once in preparation for my Senior Reictal at Rowan... I truly will never forget how kind and passionate he was. I left his presence that day forever changed as a musician and a human being. Very sad to hear that the world lost this man.
Lisa Weiss lit a candle
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Michael Pedicin posted a condolence
Monday, March 26, 2018Dear Susan, Matthew, and Allison, I am sending my deepest heartfelt sympathy and love to you, for your loss. As many others, I was so shocked by the passing of your amazing, loving, brilliant, honest husband and father. I did not know Dean was sick, and feel terribly guilty for not knowing. Everything that has been said about him is absolutely true, and demonstrates quite an example of the kind of person we should all be. Yes, he was the definition of integrity, and his goodness will live on in all of you, I am sure. Please know that I will be thinking of you and sending hugs and prayers. Michael Pedicin
AJ Malme posted a condolence
Saturday, March 24, 2018My sincere condolences to Susan Matthew and Allison. Dean changed my life for the better and I regret not being in touch over the last years. I will keep Dean and all the vivid memories of him in my heart. AJ Malme GSC '83-'87
Tom Melito posted a condolence
Saturday, March 24, 2018So very sorry to hear about the passing on Dean. I took my very first drum lesson with him in 1973 while he was a student at Eastman. He was a very generous teacher giving extra time to a kid who didn't practice nearly as often as asked. The knowledge he gave me helped a great deal with my future studies and I never forgot many of the words he spoke at my lessons some 44 years ago. I've thought of him often over those years. Thanks for everything Dean! Condolences to Sue and family.
Thomas M. Bender 'BA Mus Ed '82 posted a condolence
Friday, March 23, 2018My heartfelt condolences to your family. Thank you for your class time, your inspiration, your patience and your ceaseless encouragement in a difficult time in my life. You taught me some "rudiments" of life. Thank you. Be with God. R.I.P.
Bob and Pat Cerulli posted a condolence
Friday, March 23, 2018Our sincere sympathy to the family of Dean Witten. We regret his early passing . He will be missed.
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Wednesday, March 21, 2018