Arnold Dean Haney

December 20, 1929 - June 9, 2017
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Arnold Dean Haney, age 87, of Dover went to be with his Lord on Friday, June 09, 2017 while in the care of Community Hospice’s Truman House in New Philadelphia.

Born December 20, 1929 in Goshen, he was a son of the late Willard and Esther Haney.

Dean worked at Universal Sewer Pipe, Bowers Battery and was a long…

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Arnold Dean Haney, age 87, of Dover went to be with his Lord on Friday, June 09, 2017 while in the care of Community Hospice’s Truman House in New Philadelphia.

Born December 20, 1929 in Goshen, he was a son of the late Willard and Esther Haney.

Dean worked at Universal Sewer Pipe, Bowers Battery and was a longtime employee of AK Steel, formerly known as Reeves Mill, retiring in 1992 after 33 years of service. His faith was nurtured at the Church of New Hope at Dover, where he was a member.

He loved and enjoyed camping at Atwood Lake Park with his family for 42 years where he served as the Dock Master for 25 years. He enjoyed building docks and decks for other campers. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family; harmonizing their favorite song, “You are my Sunshine.” They were also known for singing Happy Birthday as loud and off key as possible.

Dean married the love of his life, Alice Yvonne Dessecker on September 2, 1950. Together the couple raised six children and shared in 66 years of marriage. He leaves behind his dedicated wife and caregiver, Alice; his loving family, children, Brenda (Jim) Utter, Steve (Barb) Haney, Connie (Rich) Gwyer, Michelle (Vic) Berg of Dover, Linda (James) Stephens of Martin, Kentucky, and Pam (Mike) Legg of Dennison as well as 16 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, and four great-great grandchildren.

He will be deeply missed by his sisters, Faye Shidaker of Dover and Esther Mae (David) Cox of New Philadelphia and numerous nieces and nephews and cousins complete the family.

In addition to his parents, Dean was preceded in death by four brothers, William, Willard, Robert, and Leroy Haney

The family will greet guests on Tuesday, June 13 from 1-3 and 6-8 PM in the Geib Funeral Center at Dover where Pastor Dan Legg will lead a celebration of Dean’s life on Wednesday, June, 14 at 11 AM. All are invited to join in a meal and fellowship in the Hospitality Room of the Dover Geib Center following the service. A private burial will take place in Dover Burial Park at a later date.

The Haney family extends a heartfelt thank you to the Stepdown Unit of Union Hospital, the doctors, nurses, and staff of Community Hospice’s Truman House for the kind, loving, compassionate care provided to Dean.

The family requests instead of flowers memorial contributions in Dean’s name be directed to Community Hospice Truman House, 716 Commercial Avenue SW, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.

His wife, Alice, can still hear him singing to her, “Have I told you lately that I love you.



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Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Time: 1:00 pm

End Time: 3:00 pm

Geib Funeral Center at Dover


5600 N Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH, 44622

Date: Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Time: 6:00 pm

End Time: 8:00 pm

Geib Funeral Center at Dover


5600 N Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH, 44622

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Time: 11:00 am

Geib Funeral Center at Dover


5600 N Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH, 44622

Cemetery Information

Dover Burial Park


N Wooster Avenue, DOVER, OH, 44622

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Reception Information

Date: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Geib Funeral Center at Dover


5600 N Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH, 44622

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Community Hospice

716 Commercial Ave. SW
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.


Charlene Mercer posted on 6/19/17

To the Haney family, please accept my sincere sympathy for your loss. Charlene Mercer


Larry and Gaylynne Clay posted on 6/16/17

Connie, Rich and family, You are in our thoughts and prayers. He was a great man who touched many hearts.


Laurie Medley Townsend posted on 6/13/17

I am sorry to hear of your loss.


JoAnn Martin posted on 6/13/17

Alice and family I am so sorry for you loss but know he is with the Lord and take comfort you will see him again. My prayers are with you and your family as you go thru these days and the days ahead. May the Lord give you the strength you need.


Tina Davis posted on 6/13/17

So sorry for your loss. R.I.P. Dean.


Carl & Barb Pearson posted on 6/13/17

To Alice and the entire Haney family; We are so sorry for your loss. Dean will be missed by many. I can see him smiling as he shakes the hand and hugs our Lord Jesus.


Laurie (Dessecker) Knapp posted on 6/13/17

So sorry to hear of Dean's passing but rejoicing that he's in heaven, I can see the smile on his face! I will never forget how he rescued me from the buzzing noise in my sisters trailer at Atwood lake, he loved to remind me every time I saw him!! My condolences to Alice and the entire family, his laughter will be missed!


Joni Poirrier posted on 6/12/17

Alice and family, thanks to you and Dean I have great memories of Atwood and all the help and friendship you and your family provided to me. I am privileged to have known such a generous, caring family and especially Dean. My heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to you, Alice, and your wonderful family. Dean's laughter will be greatly missed.


Joe Wright posted on 6/12/17

Pam, I'm sorry for your loss, but I rejoice with Dean as he has fought the fight and won the battle. May God be with you all in your grief and grant you peace. I won't be able to be at the services as I am at Annual Conference. Love to all. Joe (Crowbar) Wright.


Eric & Rhea Hay posted on 6/12/17

Sorry to hear of your loss


FRANK DAVIS posted on 6/12/17



Connie Dixon posted on 6/12/17

I am so saddened to hear of your family's loss. I pray God comforts and strengthens each of you in the days to come.


Jo Ann GUY posted on 6/12/17

Mom said that around July 4 at Church they would ask for songs and Dean would ask for Jingle Bell or other Christmas songs and they would sing them when they were kids! Love and Prayers for All! JoAnn Guy for Zeke and Marge Davis


Maria Wheeler posted on 6/12/17

I sorry for you loss. I have fond memories for Mr. Haney and you family, camping at Atwood lake. Maria Wheeler


Melanie Archer posted on 6/12/17

Dear Family......Sending love, hugs and comfort to all of you...Dean was a wonderful man and everyone will miss him! Please take care...You are in my thoughts and prayers always....


Cathy Dessecker posted on 6/11/17

Dear Alice, Brenda, Pam & the Haney family; I'm so sorry of the loss of your loved one. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love, Cathy Dessecker?


Skip Zahler posted on 6/11/17

Pam and Brenda, and all Haney Family, I'm deeply sorry for your loss of your father , and Alice of your husband passing. May the Lord comfort you all during these tough times, and Draw you all closer to Him. I'll keep you all in prayer for strength, thru these times.


Diane Davis posted on 6/11/17

I remember a Christmas where my Dad got laid off and if it weren't for Dean me and my brother sister would have not had any was a wonderful thing he did for us....R.I.P. Dean....


Todd Cox posted on 6/11/17

So many great memories with Uncle Dean and his family. From the times spent at Atwood eating his Goulash to the New Years Eve family party at Moms and having the Haney's there was something we all looked forward to each year. Knowing without a doubt that Uncle Dean knew the Lord and has left a legacy and a path that we can all follow and be filled with Hope that like Uncle Dean, we will all be with him and our Heavenky Father one day. God Bless my family and Love you all.


Phil & Alma Tatliak posted on 6/11/17

We are sincerely sorry to hear that Dean had passed. We were blessed to have known him and he will be sorely missed by all who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family at this difficult time


Vicki (Lute) Shonk posted on 6/11/17

Earl Lute and family would like to offer our most sincere condolences and heartfelt sympathy.


Ken & Cindy Young posted on 6/11/17

The Tin Town neighborhood shares in your loss, as Heaven rejoices in his homecoming. To all the Haney family, you have our deepest sympathy. Ken & Cindy (Marsh) Young Neva Marsh


Rhonda Huff Knight posted on 6/11/17

I'm so sorry for your loss Connie...your dad was a great man and so funny! Always made ya laugh...I'll be thinking of you and your family...Prayers?


Arleen McWilliams Transou posted on 6/11/17

Esther and family, so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers for you, your family and all of Deans friends, may he rest in peace


Christy Vachon posted on 6/11/17

I am so very sorry for you loss. Dean was such a wonderful guy. I never saw him without a smile on his face. He will be truly missed. My heart and prayers go out to you.


Jamey DiFonzo posted on 6/10/17

That was the most beautiful tribute I have ever teD about someone's life! I am truly sorry about your loss.


Pastor Chuck Schumacher posted on 6/10/17

You are all in my prayers!! I will never forget Dean's humor and the many stories about him, my dad, and Aunt Ruth growing up!!


Rick Kaserman posted on 6/10/17

God Bless and keep Mr Haney. Prayers for the entire Haney family and his numerous friends and acquaintances.


John and Char Ervin posted on 6/10/17

Please accept our sincerest sympathy for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.


Barb James posted on 6/10/17

So sorry to hear of Dean's passing, our thoughts and prayers to Alice and the family. Carl and Barbara James


Troy Link posted on 6/10/17

Our prayers are with you! Troy and Bonnie Link


Matt Dessecker posted on 6/10/17

Uncle Dean was truly a good man. A comedian, a great father and grandfather, and a great uncle. Also he was a man of deep faith. Memories of all of the get-togethers at the farm, or the Haneys basically ruling the Dessecker Reunions will never fade. The Earth lost one angel, but Heaven gained another. I love all of you guys in "The Haney Clan."


Frank Alesiano posted on 6/10/17

Steve and family: Sorry to hear of Dean's passing. Sending all of you my deepest sympathy.


Carol Aubihl posted on 6/10/17

With my deepest sympathy. Your family was,always so nice. Growing up in Tintown we sure had a lot of good times and many memories. My parents always had kind words about your family. My heart goes out to all of you and I hope my mom and your Dad are reminiscing right now about the good old days. Thoughts and Prayers. Carol Hicks Aubihl


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Gale Muckley posted on 6/10/17

It was such an honor and a joy getting to know this kind man and his family; what a beautiful legacy he leaves behind. I had the privilege of hearing "you are my sunshine " coming from his room as they all sang together..a special memory I will hold dear. You all have my sincere condolences. One day we will share a bacon sandwich together...