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Dean Walter Updegrave

November 13, 1928 ~ March 26, 2018 (age 89)

Dean Walter Updegrave, 89, of Tower City, passed away Monday at the Hershey Medical Center.
Born in Tower City, November 13, 1928, a son of the late Harold and Ida Hand Updegrave.
Dean was a graduate of the former Porter Tower High School.  He was a W.W. II Army Air Corps Veteran.
He was a retired District Manager of the Federal Mine Inspectors. He had also been a part time officer with the Tower City Police .
He was of the Methodist Faith; a lifetime member of the Orwin Gun Club. He was a member of the United Mine Workers Union and the AFGE Local 2502.    
Dean was an avid outdoorsman, who enjoyed hunting, being a cowboy, restoring his tractor, wood carving and was a jack of all trades.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Alma Evans Updegrave, 2014.
Surviving are a daughter, Karen Readinger and her husband, Mike, Tower City; two sons, Walter Updegrave and his wife Trish, Tower City and Bruce Updegrave and his wife Blanche, Reading; a sister, Patsy Bordner, Elizabethtown. Four grandchildren, Jessica Maurer, Tanya Readinger, Tiffany Boyer and Tyler Readinger; two step grandchildren, Aaron Batdorf and Cyndi Pedaggi; 3 Great Grandchildren, 5 step Great Grandchildren. Nieces and nephews.
Services will be held Thursday, March 29th at 12 noon from the Chapel of the Dimon Funeral Home, Inc., Tower City with Pastor Annette Shutt. Burial will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11-12 noon at the chapel. In lieu of flowers donations should be made to the Christ United Methodist Church, P.O. Box F Tower City, PA 17980. To sign the guestbook visit


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