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Dean A. Gathers

November 9, 1930 ~ May 26, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old
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Dean Gathers Obituary

HERMITAGE-Dean A. Gathers, age 92, of Hermitage passed away Friday morning May 26, 2023 in St. John XXIII Home following a battle with cancer.

He was born on November 9, 1930 in Sharon to Thomas and Pauline (Gourley) Gathers and was a graduate of Sharon High School.

Dean proudly served our country with the United States Navy during the Korean War before his honorable discharge in 1954. During his time in the Navy, he married his sweetheart the former Elizabeth Carson on September 6, 1952. Together they would go on to share forty-six years of marriage and their four children.

He was a well-known salesman for car dealerships in Sharon and Hermitage for many years. Dean was also a beloved member of the First Presbyterian Church of Sharon since his baptism and where he and his wife attended regularly. Throughout the years he was involved in many church activities and positions. In his later life he enjoyed traveling, visiting his family, golfing regularly, and helping out with the Boy Scouts of Troop 3.

Dean is survived by his four children Thomas W. Gathers and his wife Melanie, William D. Gathers and his wife Janice, Ruth Reedy and her husband Richard, and Jane Price and her husband James; nine grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Elizabeth on August 11, 1998, his parents, and by his brothers Leroy and Paul Gathers, and sister Betty Thomas.

Friends may pay their respects to Dean on Tuesday May 30, 2023 from 5-7:00PM at the Sample- O'Donnell Funeral Home at 555 East State Street in Sharon, PA.

Funeral services will begin at 10:00AM on Wednesday morning in the First Presbyterian Church of Sharon with Rev. Dr. Glenn M. Hink, officiating.

Burial will take place at Oakwood Cemetery.

Per Dean’s request, contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the memorial fund of the First Presbyterian Church of Sharon or to the Buhl Park Foundation.

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Gathering of Family and Friends
May 30, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Sample-O'Donnell Funeral Home
555 East State Street
Sharon, PA 16146

Funeral Service
May 31, 2023

10:00 AM
First Presbyterian Church of Sharon
600 East State Street
Sharon, PA 16146

Committal Services
May 31, 2023

Buhl Memorial Chapel at Oakwood Cemetery
600 North Oakland Avenue
Hermitage, PA 16148


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