George Dean Obituary, Death – George Dean, who was a longtime director of the Butler Farm Show and a friend to many, passed away at the age of 81. He had served as a director of the show for many years. George served this company for 41 years, during which time he held a variety of positions, including those of board director and chairman of the dairy committee. George spent his childhood in Lawrence County, Ohio, on the farm that his family owned, and he completed his high school education in the same location. He was a member of the Laurel FFA and held the position of secretary for the organization during his time there.

In 1979, he moved his family to Butler County, Pennsylvania, where they eventually settled on a farm in Oakland Township that became known as the Ro-Ann Haven Farm. This move marked the beginning of the Ro-Ann Haven Farm name.He has been the head of the Butler County 4H dairy club for the past 39 years, during which time he has served in that capacity. Additionally, he has served as a director for both the Butler County Holstein club and the Pennsylvania Jersey dairy cattle association. Both of these organizations are related to the dairy cattle industry. In addition to this, he was a member of the Butler County Farm Bureau and served on the executive board of the Penn State Extension as well as the development committee.

George was a wonderful person; he was generous, faithful, and loyal, and he had a deep love for his family and friends. George loved his family and friends deeply. George was very dedicated to his work in the fields and with his dairy cattle. He was someone who a great number of people thought of as a friend, and in addition to that, he was a mentor to a greater number of people than he was even aware of. He assisted a large number of young members of the 4H club in beginning their careers as dairy cattle breeders and exhibitors. He enjoyed working with young people and had a strong passion for doing so.

Three different members of his family have triumphed in the Eagle Bowl, claiming victory in 1989, 1995, and 2022 respectively. In the same year, 2022, George was presented with an award of recognition from the Butler County Farm Show known as the Founders Award. George will be greatly missed by a lot of people, but the memories, the influences, and the insights he provided will all endure for a very long time to come. At this time, the preparation of the necessary funeral arrangements is the responsibility of the Thompson-Miller funeral home located in Butler.