BOLIVAR - Dean Michael Moore, 58, of 66 Boss St. was granted his angel wings on Saturday May 28, 2016 at Jones Memorial Hospital Wellsville where his final days were spent surrounded by his loving siblings and caretaker at his side. Dean was born on November 20, 1957 in Olean. He was the son of Donald and Marie Jandrew Moore.
He is survived by one sister Donna (Ike Griswold) Gates of Bolivar and two brothers Doug (Lynn) Moore of Bolivar and Dennis (Kim) Moore, Bolivar; one Aunt, Marion Benedict of Richburg and many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great great nieces and nephews.
Due to unfortunate circumstances Dean was prevented from experiencing life as we know it, living as an invalid since being months old. Having to live at home his entire life, he learned to develop a love for food. He loved custard, milkshakes, ice cream, pumpkin pie and ate more than most grown men despite his size and stature. He liked watching TV, taking naps, going for walks and spending time with family. Although Dean’s illness made him appear frail, he possessed strength, perseverance and the ability to overcome incredible odds. Our Lord sent Patricia Bellamy, who selflessly devoted 42 years of her life to providing outstanding care for Dean which led to his prolonged life. Not only was she his caregiver, she was like his sister, at the same Dean was like her child.
A memorial service for immediate family will be held at the convenience of the family. Thank you in advance for respecting the family’s privacy. Burial will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery Bolivar.
Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to Bolivar Fire Department Ambulance Fund, 460 Main Street, Bolivar, NY 14715, Pioneer Oil Museum, P.O. Box 332, Bolivar, NY 14715 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.
Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of the Schaffner Funeral Home Inc. Bolivar.