"Dean the Dude’ dies at 39 | SummitDaily.com

"Dean the Dude’ dies at 39

Dean Glynn McHenry was born May 12, 1963, in Aurora, at Fitzsimmons General Hospital.

He died at his home in Breckenridge Sept. 4 as a result of complications from seizures. He was the son of Ronald and Elaine Rotatori McHenry.

He graduated from Aurora Central High School in 1981 and attended Metro State College of Denver.

Dean lived most of the last 20 years in Breckenridge. He operated a small custom wood working shop. He was a master craftsman.

He learned to juggle while in high school and developed a clown routine that entertained young people across the state and nation.

He had a fondness for performing for Robby’s Friends, a program for families who have children living with cancer.

His last performance for them was Aug. 30 in Breckenridge. He also performed at the Governor’s Mansion in 1996 for Robby’s Friends’ Christmas Party.

Dean’s hobbies included cross country skiing, rafting, fishing and music.

He particularly enjoyed the mountain lifestyle with his many friends in the Breckenridge area.

He is survived by his father, Ronald, of Aurora; three brothers: Scott and wife Francine, of Castle Rock; Bryan and wife, Sue, of Ashland, Ky.; and Patrick and wife, Michele, of Aurora; four nieces, one nephew and his beloved cat, Elvis.

He was preceded in death by his mother Elaine in 1998 and his maternal and paternal grandparents.

Memorial donations can be made to Robby’s Friends.

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