It is with immense sorrow we announce the passing of Charles Dean Saddler, 88, of Brewster, NY, on June 14, 2020.
Dean was born on March 26, 1932, in Columbus, Ohio to Paul Dean and Inez (Hale) Saddler. On April 8, 1956, he married Doris Jean Steigerwald and together they raised two amazing daughters. Sadly, Doris passed away in 1992. On May 21, 1994, Dean married Andrea DiBrienza.
Dean studied Theology at Otterbein University and received a Bachelor’s from Ohio State University. Dean had a long and storied career with JC Penney. Over 40 years, his work took him from Columbus, Ohio, to Pittsburgh, to Morristown, NJ (where he raised his children) and eventually Denton, Texas. Dean always said he never worked a day in his life – because he truly loved what he did. He retired in 1993 a Vice President of Marketing Research. His family was the most important thing to Dean, and he was extremely proud of them. He loved spending time with his family, but nothing brought him more joy than spending time with his grandson, Nicholas. Faith was important to Dean and he was an active member of the Drew United Methodist Church, holding numerous leadership positions over the years.
Dean is survived by his beloved wife Andrea, his loving children, Dena and son-in-law, Kevin Keey of Denton, Tx and Debra and son-in-law, Gerald Moore and his grandson, Nicholas Dean Saddler of Knoxville, Tn. He is also survived by his nieces who had a special place in his heart. For all those who were fortunate to have known and loved him, Dean will be greatly missed.
As soon as allowed, we will have a Memorial Celebration to honor Dean’s life at Drew United Methodist Church in Carmel, NY. Cremation will be private at Ferncliff Cemetery Hartsdale, NY.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions in Dean Saddler’s memory to: Drew United Methodist Church, 28 Gleneida Avenue, Carmel, NY 10512 my-site-108699-101868.square. site/.
Funeral services arranged by Cargain Funeral Homes, Inc., 10 Fowler Avenue, Carmel, NY, 845-225-3672, www.cargainfuneralhomes.com.