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Irwin J. Dean, Jr.

September 28, 1928 ~ January 2, 2021 (age 92)


Irwin J. Dean, Jr., of Mt. Lebanon, age 92 passed peacefully with family by his side on January 2, 2021.  Beloved husband of 58 years of the late Mildred Dean.  Loving, devoted and cherished father of Brad, Mary Frances (Dan Johnson) and grandchildren, the late Kyle Chase Johnson and Seth Johnson.  Born September 28, 1928 the only child of the late Irwin and Frances Dean, lifelong friend of the Harold and Anne Hall Family and known affectionately as Uncle Ir.  Dad grew up in Oakland and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, the University of Pittsburgh and Duquesne University School of Law. He served in the U.S. Air Force and the Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps.  He was a lawyer who practiced for 57 years and was a nationally respected arbitrator serving on the National Association of Arbitration, the American Arbitration Association and the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services.   Our father was an extraordinary and loving father without condition and beyond measure, kind, generous and unassuming with a quick wit unequaled by none, who did not tolerate intolerance, inequity or unkindness and believed that a gentleman’s handshake and word were binding.  A special and heartfelt thanks to Karen, Amber and Joe for the loving care they provided our dad in the last few years of his life.   Mass of Christian burial will be held on Wednesday, January 6 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Bernard’s Church, 311 Washington Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15216.  Masks are required and social distancing will be observed.  Please do not feel pressure to attend Mass due to Covid and our concern for your safety.  We know that you will be with us in spirit and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His Hand.  Interment will be private.  Arrangements entrusted to Readshaw Funeral Home, Inc. 412-882-3850.  Send condolences to

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Mass of Christian Burial
January 6, 2021

10:00 AM
St. Michael the Archangel Parish-St. Bernard Church
311 Washington Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15216

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