Dean English, 71, of rural Orangeville, died Tuesday afternoon, July 20th, 2021 at his home following a lengthy illness.
Born April 3, 1950, at the Bloomsburg Hospital, he was a son of the late Mark English, who died in 1997 and Ethel "Peg" (Mausteller) English, who died in 1986. He and his wife, Carol A.(Kuzmick) English, celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary on August 17th.
Dean was a 1968 graduate of Benton High School. He worked as a farmer, mechanic and in construction. He was mostly known for being a truck driver and owned and operated HD Trucking for many years, until his retirement.
He was a member of the Benton United Methodist Church. In his younger years, he was an active volunteer for the Benton Fire Company and the Benton Ambulance Association.
An avid outdoorsman, Dean especially enjoyed hunting.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, Carol, are his children: Dewayne English and his wife, Dani'el, of Danville; Chad English, of Orangeville; Bobbi Jo Lockard and her husband, Scott, of Berwick; Edward M. Ignatavich, III, of Bloomsburg; Carrie-Ann Yost, of Roaring Spring; Eric A. Ignatavich, of Orangeville; and April Miller and her husband, Jamie, of Dover, Delaware Also surviving are 13 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren; a sister, Evelyn Janney, of Millville and Roger English and his wife, Janet, of Benton.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Freda (Tuggle) English in April 1979; a daughter, Tammy Jo English, who died in infancy and by two sisters: Doris Toth in 2021 and Ruth English, who died in 1998.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. The McMichael Funeral Home, Inc. of Benton, is honored to serve the English Family. For online condolences or for additional information, please visit our website: www.mcmichaelfuneralhome.com
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