James A. Dean, 91, a resident of Foxhill Road, Edinburg, died November 13, 2012, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on June 9, 1921, the son of the late Harold and Elizabeth Murray Dean. He graduated from Mepham High School in Long Island, N.Y. James was a decorated United States Navy veteran surviving a Kamikaze sinking of his ship, the USS Aaron Ward in 1944. He retired in 1974 from Picone Brothers in Farmingdale, Long Island, and was a member of the Teamsters Union.