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Dean T. Papadeas

Feb. 12, 1948 – Nov. 18, 2019

Dean T. Papadeas, 71, Duncansville, died peacefully on Monday, with his family at his side after a battle with cancer.

He was born in Altoona, son of the late Ted L. and Helen (Mastos) Papadeas. On July 11, 1975, he married Barbara A. Beiswenger in Jacksonville, N.C. She preceded him in death on Nov. 13, 2018.

Surviving are four children: Gina M. (Tom) McGrath of Duncansville, Donatella Auerbeck of Hollidaysburg, Donato A. Gallucci of Uniontown and Jaime D. (Tim) Shaw of Duncansville; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two siblings: Cheryl T. Minnigh and Lee T. Papadeas, both of Altoona.

He was preceded in death by a great-grandson, James David Maugle.

Dean was a 1966 graduate of Altoona High School. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He also served with the U.S. Air Force. He retired in 2004 as a police officer from the City of Altoona, after 24 years of service.

He was a member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Altoona. Dean was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Marine Corps Shooting League and the Fraternal Order of Police.

Dean enjoyed spending time with his family and his dog, Charlie, and shooting.

There was no public visitation. A funeral service was celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 20, 2019, at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Altoona, Father Joseph Cervo celebrant. Interment was at Rose Hill Cemetery, Altoona. Arrangements were by Jones Funeral Home, Altoona.

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