August 7, 2002
I am saddened to inform the Washington College community that Isaac Dean, known to all of us as Ike, passed away Wednesday night at the age of 88.
Ike began his career at Washington College over 57 years ago with the College's maintenance department. After 30 years, he retired in 1976, but in his own words he loved Washington College so much that he rejoined the College as a part-time parking enforcement officer in 1978. Ike worked in that position until this past April when health problems forced him to retire again. Although a parking ticket on one's windshield was never welcome, the signs of Ike Dean always was.
Many have said, if you ever wanted to know the history of anything on our campus, Ike was the man to ask. He worked during the administrations of seven presidents. He truly enjoyed his work at Washington College, as much as his colleagues enjoyed working with him.
Ike is survived by his daughters, Pat and Jean, both of Chestertown, and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Our thoughts go out to his family at this time.