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Remembering Dean

3:00 PM, Oct 28, 2008 • By MARY KATHARINE HAM
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The Globe offers a write-up of Beantown's own "well-known conservative columnist, author, and blogger," which includes some wonderful thoughts from Dean's brother, Keith:

"All his life he's been aware that he had this terminal disease but it never stopped him from doing everything and enjoying life to the fullest," his brother said. "Whether it was writing about politics, or working on his golf game, or spending time with friends and family." ...

"He very much enjoyed that he touched people, inspired people, provoked thoughts. It was perhaps the most fulfilling thing he did professionally," Keith Barnett said. "Although he didn't set out to do this, he was an example to the entire cystic fibrosis community that one could still build a life with meaning and I think he took pride in that."

Judging from the outpouring from fellow bloggers and our readers, he had plenty to be proud of. Read the whole thing for more about Dean from a man who knew him very well.

A funeral will be held tomorrow at 1 p.m. at Congregation Kehillath Israel in Brookline.