Condolence & Memory Journal

I knew Dean as a kind caring person. Very sad news. Way to young. God bless you Dean and your family.

Posted by Bobby Gordon - West palm beach, FL - friend   June 07, 2017

A friend, competitor, fellow PGA Professional and a grinder on the golf course who will be missed. Fairways, greens and plenty of one putts. RIP, we will miss your smiling face on the golf course.

Posted by Sean Arthur - Liberty Townsjip, OH - Friend   January 19, 2017

Although I had heard of Dean for some years, I never got to meet and/or play golf with him until last summer. He was as described by his mentor and coach John Coleman a very nice, supporting individual which was as positive as the score of 65 he posted that day. I am grateful that I got to meet such a fine individual and player.

Posted by Jerry Yearout - Lawrenceburg, IN   January 19, 2017

Dean is a friend and brother golf professional. I've always admired the skillful and imaginative style with which he played the game of golf. He is a "dogged competitor" He has helped me with my game." Go with God, dear friend; and Rest In Peace "

Posted by jeff steinberg - Kettering, OH - Friend   January 19, 2017

My thoughts and prayers go out to your Family. We will miss his kind, positive,
competitive spirit. So happy and proud to call him a Friend. We will keep your Family in our prayers as you Celebrate Deano's Life. RIP.
PARooney - PGA

Posted by Paul Rooney - Kings Mills., OH - Friend   January 19, 2017

Dean was very generous helping my players with their golf swings. Most of the time, did not take their money, he only wanted them to play better.
Good man who loved to teach the game of golf.
Coach Erb
LaSalle High School

Posted by Mike Erb - Cleves, OH   January 18, 2017

So many memories of Dean. I grew up playing basketball at his house and we had so much fun in elementary middle & high school. I remember how he was happy to meet Suzanne. He was hooked the minute he saw her. Unfortunately I lost contact with Dean as so many of us do as our lives get more complex. Golf was a very important part of his life, and Dean was passionate about it. My memory of Dean is that he set the standard for the other guys on the team. Over the years I've always bragged about how Dean led the team to the State Championship. My guess is Dean is probably on a green practicing his short game somewhere with a big smile.

Posted by Mark Stephens - Alexandria, VA - Friend   January 17, 2017


I met Dean several years ago. I did a lot of golfing with Dean and other friends. Dean was such a great golfer I always said I wish I had his talent.
Dean was definitely meant to be a golfer. Later he began teaching young golfers how to golf. It so happened that our oldest granddaughter wanted to golf. At the age of 10 we thought why not have Dean teach her as he would be the best person do that. Our granddaughter began her lessons with Dean. She took lessons from him for about 3 years. Yes, she became a great golfer and she was quite good. She went on to High School where she was on the Golf team and was honored her senior year for being All State Scholastic golfer in the state. Dean had a way with kids when teaching golf and to that many students of his did learn the right way. We thank you Dean for all your time you gave to many. We love you and will miss you.
My Wife and I send our deepest sympathy to Dean's family. He will be sadly missed. Our Prayers to all of Dean's family.

Jerry and Linda Gray

Posted by Jerry and Linda Gray - Florence, KY - Friend   January 17, 2017

I will always remember Dean for the smile on his face and the warm greeting everytime I saw him. Dean was a Great Person, Golfer, PGA Professional and Ohio Cup Teammate. He will be missed. RIP. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Posted by Dave Bahr - Cincinnati, OH - Friend   January 17, 2017

Dean was a friend and a great PGA golf professional. He will be missed.
Thoughts and prayers to the family.

Andy Horn

Posted by Andy Horn - MIlford, OH - Friend   January 17, 2017


RIP my dear cousin and may God comfort Jeffrey as he goes through this time of sorrow. At least you are no longer suffering and you're with your mom and dad who loved you so much. I don't ever remember a time when I talked to your mother that she wasn't bragging on your accomplishments. Of course she always called you Dean Edward and always called me Judith My thoughts and prayers are with everyone who had the privilege of you being in their life.

Judy Kee Smith

Posted by Judy Kee Smith - Charleston, WV - Family   January 17, 2017

My heart felt sympathy.

Posted by gary bushorn - cincinnati, OH - Acquaintance   January 17, 2017

So sorry to his family for your loss. I have many fond memories of Dean from high school. There was always fun and laughter. I will treasure those memories and hope that you have memories of the same.

Posted by Brenda Vincent - Panama City, FL   January 17, 2017

My deepest sympathy to the Prowse family and all his friends. In the game of life, Dean was truly a friend to everyone he met. In the game of golf, he was a great instructor and great player. We all will miss our friend and fellow professional.

Posted by Geoff Hensley - Cincinnati, OH - Friend   January 16, 2017

Sad to read this. Dean and I won a league at Shawnee golf course years ago. Believe me, I use the " I" word very loosely! Rest in peace Dean.

Posted by Howard Miller - Aurora, IN - Acquaintance   January 16, 2017

Dean's a great guy.

Posted by Joel Suggs - Cincinnati, OH - Friend   January 16, 2017