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January 14, 2019 | Charles Norman - Seattle, WA -- US

My Condolences to you on Mr. Deans passing. What a great teacher!, He came in on a weekend once to help me finish my wood shop project. Was Even mentioned by another ex student as a great teacher on a radio show out here in Seattle. a special person.

January 9, 2019 | Armand J Swain - Whitefield, ME -- United States

Mr. Deans is fondly remembered by me. He was my teacher at Brunswick High School and helped my to thrive in my woodworking. He let me help teach a freshman class instead of being in a study hall. He is my favorite teacher and the only one that I have thought of over the years.

January 9, 2019 | Barry Lohnes - Topsham, ME -- USA

Bob served as a kind, nurturing teacher. He will be missed by many. Barry Lohnes

January 6, 2019 | Chris Munn and Emily Moll - Brunswick, Maine -- U.S.A.

Dear Diane and your family,
Bob Deans was my husbands' as well as my wood shop teacher at Brunswick high School. We both graduated in 1984. We were high school sweethearts and are still happily married. My husband still has the oak roll top desk and wheel barrow with the forged metal wheel that he made with Mr. Deans. He made a china cupboard for his mother as well. I made a large pine box with a lovely finished edge and was the only girl in his wood shop class. His enthusiasm, zest for life and gregarious nature were infectious. Later, I became an art teacher and taught at the high school with Bob for one year as a colleague. I always knew he was a kind man. After he retired the curriculum changed. The philosophy evolved and not for the better in our opinion. We both valued his warmth, sense of humor, and depth of character. He impacted more people than perhaps he ever knew. What a fine man he was. Thank you for the gift of your husband, father and grandfather.
Respectfully,
Chris and Emily

January 6, 2019 | Robert Curtis - BOWDOINHAM, ME -- USA

I will always remember Bob from the days as a student at MCI, as a fellow teacher at Brunswick High School, and sailing the Eggemoggin Reach out of Rockland. I still use furniture built by his high school students. We shared lunchtime where I would be advised of the latest reconstruction of boats and nautical news. On Bob's recommendation I made it to Damariscove Island from Bowdoinham in my "Smokepot" as Bob referred to outboards.

Our condolences to Diane and family.


Bob and Nancy Curtis

January 5, 2019 | Susan and Barry Lohnes - Topsham, Me -- United States

Barry and I were saddened to read Bob’s obituary in
yesterday’s Times Record. We fondly remember the time he spent renovating our home,
so many years ago.
Our condolences to you and your family.
Susan and Barry Lohnes

January 4, 2019 | Jean Skelton Libby - Brunswick, ME -- US

I am deeply saddened about Bob's passing. Though I only saw him a time or two since his retirement, I have a deep fondness for Bob as he was part of my experiences at Brunswick High School from 1975 to 2000 when he retired. He was such a character, full of life and good humor; lots of fun. I have many memories of some very funny antics he pulled.
My deepest sympathy for you Diane and other family members. Jean S. Libby (was Barbour)

January 4, 2019 | Jane Millett - Brunswick, ME -- USA

I remember Bob well, always generous with his considerable expertise! And dedicated to teaching his students who were lucky to have him. So sorry for your loss.

January 4, 2019 | Chilloa Young - Phippsburg, Maine -- USA

I am so very sorry for your loss, Diane. I have enjoyed knowing Bob for so long, and especially appreciated the stories of your great adventures. He has left behind a true legacy of adventurism and joy - I am honored to have known him. Please let me know if there is anything I can do. My heart goes out to you in this sad time.

January 4, 2019 | Gordon T bradley jr. - Zephyrhills, FL -- United States

Mr Dean. You taught me more than I could ever say in this little space provided. I wish you could see the things I have built all because you gave me the love for building anything out of wood but you taught me the right way of doing it. I will never forget you, Mr. Deans, thank you so much for adding so much to my life. May all that God has to offer in heaven be yours. I will Forever be indebted and forever thankful to you. God Bless. May the Lord our comforter be with your family and ease their pain.

January 4, 2019 | Jed, Traci and Madison MacDonald - West Bath, Maine -- USA

We would like to extend our condolences to the Deans family. please know that our thoughts are with you at this time. We have lived down the road from Bob for about 22 years and always enjoyed the chats we had when he stopped as he was driving by our house. We enjoyed hearing about this trips to the Caribbean. Jed had Bob as an industrial arts teacher in high school.

 

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