Dean F. “Deano” Fountain

dfountainDean F. “Deano” Fountain, 56, of County Route 24, Russell died Monday, March 2, 2015 unexpectedly at his home.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, March 5, 2015 from 2-4 & 6-8 PM at Lawrence Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 21 Park Street, Canton. His funeral will be celebrated Friday at 11:00 AM with Rev. Jane Raycraft-Doxtater officiating. Spring burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery in Clare.

Dean was born June 1, 1958, in Canton, a son of the late Harold “Peanut” Fountain and June Fountain of Russell. He attended Knox Memorial where he excelled as an athlete in baseball and was named First Team All Northern in Soccer.

On July 24, 1992, he married Denise J. Sharpstene at their home in the Town of Pierrepont .

He was most recently employed as a mechanic for Casella, where he was well respected. Previously, he was owner/ operator of Fountain Trucking; worked for Harry Harmer Construction and St. Lawrence Zinc.

Dean was a member of the Clare Hunting Club and Boondockers Snowmobile Club.

In addition to his mother, Dean is survived by his wife Denise; his children, Charmaine (Paul) MacKay, Tom (Mary ) Sharpstene and Angie Smith, all of Russell; his beloved grandchildren, Gage, Sydney, Cooper, Devan, Tyler, Kali and Kaden; his siblings and their spouses, Reggie of Edwards, Donnie & Debbie of Russell, Steve & Noelle and Rita & “Thunder” Thornton of Edwards; as well as several nieces and nephews.

He was an avid fisherman, an accomplished hunter, and family man. He followed NASCAR ,enjoyed working with horses and going to “Horse Pulls”, his dogs, horseshoes, sugaring and camping, time spent with family and many dear friends. He loved his grandchildren immensely ! In a word, Dean was FUN!

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Boondocker’s Snowmobile Club, c/o Francis “Bee” Sharpstene, 172 Dean Road, Russell, NY 13684.

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