Dean A. Mount
Dean A. Mount, 74, lifelong resident of Cherry Creek, passed away peacefully on September 7th, 2020 at Heritage Village Rehab Skilled Nursing Facility.
Dean was born March 23, 1946 to Jean N. (Waters) and Clinton W. Mount.
Dean owned and operated his own dairy farm, was a police officer for the Village of Cherry Creek, and was appointed a special deputy sheriff for the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Department by John R. Bentley. Dean was Mayor of Cherry Creek for fifteen years, while also selling cars for Lakeshore Ford/Purdy and Gowanda Ford. In his retirement years he drove truck for Heil Trucking. Dean was a lifetime member of the Cherry Creek Fire Department where he served for over 45 years.
Dean will be remembered for his strength, leadership, laughter, and as his supervisor at Lakeshore Ford would say "his gift to gab." Dean lived to fish and hunt, and he even won third place in a Walleye Tournament on Lake Erie. He spent many summers on the lake in his boat, "The Mayor's Toy" and had a camp at Blue Water Beach.
He is survived by his brother, Thomas L. Mount, of Northeast PA, his children, Cheryl E. Visker, Steven D. (Audrey) Mount, Karen S. Hoth, and his son in law Kirk D. Hoth; his grandchildren, Daniel and Lacey Visker, Ashley (Vinnie) Porzio, Courtney and Jake Mount and Kaitlyn and Kristina Hoth; his stepchildren, Debra Grout and Brian Giannini; his great grandchildren, Mckenzie and Vincenzo Porzio and Aaliyah Visker.
Dean was preceded in death by his father, Clinton W. Mount and his mother, Jean N. Mount.
Relatives and friends may visit DiStasio Funeral Home Inc. 478 Route 83 at Balcom Corners South Dayton Tuesday September 15, 2020 from 11AM to 1PM and 5PM to 7PM where a funeral service will immediately follow.
Inurnment will be in Cherry Creek Central Cemetery
Pursuant to the COVID 19 New York State guidelines, occupancy limitations will be observed. Face masks are required.
Memorials may be made to the Cherry Creek Fire Department or Cherry Creek VFW Post
Dean was a classmate of mine and so very well-liked. A truly fun loving guy and fondly remembered as my first "real" date in High School. He went on to serve his town and community well. A life of full of blessings. My sincere condolences to all of his family. He will be missed. Hugs to all.
Judy (Pagett) Nelson
Judy (Pagett) Nelson Sep 15 2020 12:00 AM
My condolences to Cheryl, Steven and Karen. I always will remember your dad at the Waters family reunions. He was always alot of fun!
May Guthlord Sep 15 2020 12:00 AM
Cheryl, Steve, Karen and family,
We were so sorry to hear of your Dads passing. We drove through Cherry Creek a few weeks ago and wondered what he had been up to. We have many, many, fun, wonderful memories of time spent with all of you! He was a great guy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Allen and Debbie Bergey Sep 14 2020 12:00 AM
A candle was lit in memory of Dean Mount
Gloria F. Smith Sep 13 2020 12:00 AM
I had worked with Dean at Lakeshore Ford, a really great guy, always had his cigar for after work meetings, just always full of life and laughter!! My condolences to the family.
William Ferneza Sep 12 2020 12:00 AM
Our condolences to the family. Enjoyed chatting with Dean over coffee at local coffee shops in his later years. Never at a loss for words and always had a smile to share.
Anna and Brian Colvin
Brian Colvin Sep 10 2020 12:00 AM
I got to know Dean when he dated my Mom, and he was a very kind man and quite the character. My love to his family during this difficult time.
Colleen Frisbee-Sherbine Sep 9 2020 12:00 AM
When the local police car would be brought to our garage for repair, Dean, Kirk, Doug and several other locals would come and check out finished vehicle. Cal would have Dick Briggs come and fix pin striping and lettering. Refreshments and snacks were part of the guys gathering. Definitely the early version of the man cave! Great memories!
Our deepest sympathy and prayers to the family. He is with the Lord in Heaven. Rest in peace Dean.
Cal and Patty Calamungi
Cal and Patty Calamungi Sep 9 2020 12:00 AM
A candle was lit in memory of Dean Mount
Dan And Bette DiStasio Sep 8 2020 12:00 AM
"Gift of gab"? Definitely, and always fun- loving, but never mean...He definitely stood out in our class...he will be missed...Love-Light to his family!
Kate Neubeck Sep 8 2020 12:00 AM