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Dean C. Ames

September 16, 2023

Dean C. Ames, 87, of Watertown passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 16, 2023, at Hospice of Jefferson County.

Dean was born in Watertown on June 26, 1936, son of George W. and Doris M. Ames. He attended Watertown schools and graduated from Storm King School, Cornwall on Hudson, NY. He received his Bachelor's Degree and then his Masters Degree in Education from SUNY Oswego. He retired from Copenhagen High School where he was a teacher. Dean enjoyed playing tennis.

A graveside service will be held on Monday, September 25, at 1:00 PM at North Watertown Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown and online condolences may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com. Donations in Dean's name may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., Watertown, NY 13601.


#5 Penny Mead 2023-09-25 14:23
Dean, tho we did not know one another a long time, bill and I treasure the time we had with you at Sam. Keep home. I treasure our conversations immensely. Our last conversation you told me u were going to hospice and asked if I knew where that was. I said no, but I will find you Dean. I saw the tear. You will always be family to bill and I. God speed and soar high dear friend, till we meet again. Penny and bill mead
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#4 Maria Horeth 2023-09-21 17:34
I have known Dean for a number of years. He was I kind
and good man. We will miss him.
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#3 Lance Percy 2023-09-21 11:08
I will always remember going on beer and soda routes with him as a delivery person when I was in college. He was a good friend and a fun guy to hang out with. Played tennis with his, but he whipped me pretty good every time. He was an excellent player.
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#2 Cindy Clark 2023-09-20 18:14
I was Deans caregiver before he went to the hospital. He was a very interesting man and I enjoyed listening to his stories. He was very sweet. I will miss him .
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#1 Michael Otis 2023-09-18 18:55
A dear friend. A gentleman and a gentle man
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