BANGOR - Gordon Dean Hope, 84, died Nov. 19, 2015, at the Maine Veterans Home. Born and raised in Millinocket, Maine, he was the only son of Harry and Dorothy Hope.
Dean having served in the U.S. Air Force, met his wife of 62 years, Hazel May (Hemmings) Hope, while stationed in England. Returning to live in Millinocket and then Bangor, together they raised four sons. Dean (Clyde) was best known on Interstate 95 by big rig drivers and state troopers. Spending 20-plus years helping to clear the road of accidents as a Wrecker Driver. Dean and Hazel loved their summer road trips, taking their camper all over New England and Canada. Dean also went by the handle of, Casper the Friendly Ghost, when on his CB radio. After retirement, Dean and Hazel loved to spend time with their grandchildren.
Dean is survived, in addition to his wife, Hazel, by sons, Garry Hope and wife, Brenna (Lynch) Hope, Stephen Hope and wife, Marie (Theriault) Hope and family, Gregory Hope and family, and Darren Hope and Kim Rich and family. Also grandchildren, Ashley Hope, Meaghan Hope and Jenna May Hope; great-grandchildren, Chayse Hope and Zoe Morley; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. Dean was predeceased by two sisters, Dawn Madore and Marion Lyons; and nephew, Dick Burby. We will all miss him dearly.