Dean Pozzini

November 4, 1958April 26, 2020
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Richard Dean Pozzini, fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday, April 26, 2020.

Dean was the beloved son of the late Richard and Janet (nee' Gould) Pozzini; dearest brother of Mark (Cherie) and Craig (Karen); loving nephew, uncle, great-uncle, cousin, and a friend to many in his lifetime. Cherished godfather of Julia Pozzini.

A Celebration of Dean's Life will be held on Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 10:30am, at Hoffmeister Colonial Mortuary 6464 Chippewa Street, St. louis MO 63019. In lieu of flowers, contributions to The Sick and Elderly Program of The Hill in Dean's memory are greatly appreciated.

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Charlie Klapp

May 15, 2021

Every Wednesday night for the last 35 to 40 years Dean would show up for softball dressed in T-shirt shorts crew socks and cleats with a six pack of Busch in his hand and a cigarette in his mouth. Dean from day one was in charge of the rulebook when Dean would go up to bat the first thing he would do is take that last hit off that cigarette drop it at the plate take a pitch turn around and tell the ump “you’re killing us”.
I also remember seeing him with his niece at the blues game for prostate cancer he always thought that was a very special thing for him to go to with his niece.
Dean we are going to miss you we think of you often God bless

Tom Hurley

June 21, 2020

My condolences on Dean’s passing. We had many great times beginning with our SLUH days and years beyond. Dean was a unique guy, fun, a great personality and the epitome of St. Louis and “The Hill”. Way too young. God’s rest, my friend.

Rick Stanger

June 17, 2020

Wow, Dean, just saw all those photos and they vividly told the story of your life. I am honored to make your "Wall of Fame" as I was the under aged guy (with Bob Bianchi) drinking a Bud. Enjoyed our days at SLUH and even more after high school. God Bless you and your family my friend!

rich lorusso

May 13, 2020

As I read all these tributes from all the Dean’s friends .....he was a pretty special guy to so many people ......he was Mr. cool to me as I never saw him riled unless you count those street hockey days from long-ago ......he had my respect as did his brothers and dad - I’m sure he has a special place up there, the place where kind people reside as we will meet again my friend - Blessings to the family

Anthony Lovera

May 5, 2020

Condolences to Dean family, lost a great man, and friend. Miss playing ball at the school yard and the parks. Miss the late nite steak and cheese sandwiches at the bar. Rest in peace. You will be miss.

Diane Kofron

May 4, 2020

Dear Mark, Craig & Family... On behalf of my mom Marie Bertani and my family, we are deeply sorry and sad to hear of Dean's passing. You have our most deepest sympathy. Dean was a wonderful cousin. I will always remember his friendliness, kindness, great smile and hugs. I have so many great memories of family gatherings at the house and yard parties at your grandpa John's and my grandma Lena's. We grew up together, we loved Dean and will sorely miss him. I hope you find comfort in knowing that Dean is in a good place with his God, parents, grandparents and many relatives and friends who also loved him dearly...and he suffers no more. We pray that you find healing, comfort, peace and strength during this painful time. We Love all of you.
God Bless you. Diane Bertani Kofron

Mark Streuber

May 4, 2020

To Mark and Craig and family my condolences. I've had many good times with Dean, road trips, wineries, fishing trips and many bars. Dean was the one who introduced me to metal detecting and we spent many a day digging at places in Missouri and getting chased out of a few. Dean was also with me when I met my wife at Off Broadway at a concert, that was in 1989, and still married. I'm going to miss you my friend. Rest in Peace

Kim Keller Garascia

May 3, 2020

We had a lot of fun back in the day! The formal dance pictures brought up many good memories of the times Dean and I shared. Deepest condolences to the Pozzini family. Rest In Peace Dean ❤️

Kraig Tomiser

May 3, 2020

Dean and I hung out quite a bit back in our high school days. I always looked forward to catching up with him at reunions. I’ll always remember you as a great friend. R.I.P.

Robert Rapisardo

May 1, 2020

Dean’s family: My friendship with Dean goes back nearly 45 years. All the Blues games, poker games, socializing and playing street and some ice hockey are great memories. We may have not kept in so much contact last few years but friendship remained when we both found time to get together. I am grateful to God that I got to see Dean twice in his last month and will forever treasure those moments. God has left a place for Dean and will have a place for Karen and Craig for letting Dean stay at their house to assist him in being as comfortable as possible. Rest In Peace friend



Feb. 13, 2020

Nothing notable happened today. I ran out of energy and spent most of my day in bed. Just like every other day lately! As far as visitors, I believe the only one was Barb, there t give me my sponge bath. I asked Barb is she would shave my head and she obliged. I look forward to my next visit.

Feb. 14, 2020

Mike and Michelle stopped by around 12:30 with a box of pastries. Two cream puffs, and some Jennifers. Split a cream puff with Craig. Fast forward - Mark stopped by and spent the night.

Feb. 15, 2020

Craig and Karen went to church while Mark and I had a somewhat lengthy conversation. I continued my war with occasional nausea and throwing up. Mark and Craig escorted me to the VFW Hall. Played my slot machine, had a couple of beers and a corned beef sandwich, and on the way home, I had to throw up. Slept from 4-7pm.

Feb. 16, 2020

I had a major tantrum while trying to change out my Depend. I'm sorry I ruined my productive day! I apologize to the Lord and to my brother Craig who had to endure my fit. The nurse changed my diaper and cleaned my chest valve.

Lord, I am sorry to highlight my way of bad things and omitted all the good You have instilled on me this day. "Amen"