MILO and CONCORD, N.H. – John A. Dean, 45, died Sunday, March 14, 2004, at his home in Con-cord, N.H., as the result of an accident in his garage. Born Sept. 6, 1958, in Milo, the son of Leslie “Dizzy” and Margaret “Peggi” Dean, he moved to New Hampshire in 1986. After high school he had worked at Dexter Shoe Co. in Milo, and Guilford Industries in Guilford, before joining the U.S. Army in 1977. Following his active duty, he served with the 619th reserve unit in Auburn, shipping overseas during the Gulf War in the early 90’s. He had recently retired from the Army Reserves after 26 years of service to his country. At the time of his death, he was employed as a stock handler for Public Service of New Hampshire. John was an avid NASCAR fan and enjoyed going to the races, and often took part in the spectator races at local New Hampshire tracks. He also enjoyed doing automotive projects and going to the Amherst Swap Meet. He will be sadly missed by his wife, Lisa, of Concord, N.H.; his parents of Milo; three sons, Jason Dean of Milo, Corey Smith of Concord, N.H., Christopher Brown of Watertown, N.Y.; a sister, Ellen Murray and her fianc‚, Kevin Heath, of West Enfield; two nephews, Gordon Robinson and his wife, Kelly, of Guild, N.H., Andrew Robinson and his fianc‚e, Shannon, of Hampton, N.H.; his close friends, Stephen Bradstreet, Ronald Hafford, and Scott Artus, all of Milo, and his dogs, Logan and Yonah. A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Friday, March 19, 2004, at the Lary Funeral Home, Milo, with the Rev. Kenneth Dale officiating. Friends will be welcomed at the Dean home following the services.