Dean S. Carmody, 80, of Sturgeon Bay, died peacefully at his home Thursday, August 9, 2012, with family by his side.
He was born November 17, 1931 in Sturgeon Bay the son of the late Robert and Lillian (Smith) Carmody. In the early thirties his parents moved to Little Sturgeon and in 1949 he graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School. He served his country during the Korean War with the U.S. Navy. On May 30, 1951 Dean married Lenore Ann Fischer in Sturgeon Bay.
His working years were varied and interesting having been an HVAC mechanic, a production manager for Trane Corporation, and an engineer on Selvick’s Tug. Dean and Lenore moved to Sturgeon Bay in 1980 and he began working for PBI in Sturgeon Bay until his retirement in 1993.
Growing up on the water, Dean had a deep love for the waters of Green Bay. He was a truthful man who had a big heart for the oppressed and showed his generosity for various children’s charities (i.e. St. Jude’s Hospital). Dean felt appreciation and compassion for our Native American brothers. He was a down to earth and caring man who left aside his own wants and desires while he cared and nursed his dear wife who had debilitating rheumatoid arthritis onset in her 40’s until her death in 2001.
Dean was a outdoors man who enjoyed hunting, fishing, and mule deer hunting out west. He loved taking drives and snowmobiling.
Survivors include his son, Kevin (Lynn) Carmody of Menomonee Falls; two grandchildren, Sean (Mellisa) of Hartland, Danny of Menomonee Falls; three great-grandchildren, Collin, Paige, Rory; two sisters, Priscilla Meyer of Sturgeon Bay, Sharon (Jerry) Wetak of Phoenix, AZ; and his dear partner, Mary Ann Paul of Sturgeon Bay.
Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday (August 12, 2012) at Huehns Funeral Home with Paul Smith officiating. Burial will take place on Monday at Bayside Cemetery.
Friends may call at Huehns Funeral Home on Sunday from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to Kevin Carmody, N88 W16080 Park Blvd, Menomonee Falls, WI 53051, to be distributed among Dean’s favorite charities.
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