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July 8, 2014

Dean F. Shepard

Dean F. Shepard

HARTWICK — Dean F. Shepard, 86, of Hartwick passed away Thursday, July 3, 2014, at the Albany VA Hospital.

He was born Feb. 28, 1928, in Hartwick the son of the late Smith J. and Rose S. (Rhyde) Shepard.

Dean proudly served his country in the United States Air Force during World War II and also during the Korean Conflict.

Following being honorably discharged from the Air Force, Dean began working as a heavy equipment operator for the Town of Hartwick until his retirement. While working, he also helped his friend Bob Sellick with his excavating business.

Dean enjoyed going to Jackie’s Restaurant in Milford and helping out with whatever needed to be done. He always loved going up and helping out the girls. When he was at home, Dean loved to read books.

Dean was cremated and his ashes will be interred in the Fly Creek Valley Cemetery.

To light a candle or send an online condolence, please visit

Funeral arrangements are by the Bookhout Funeral Home of Oneonta.

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