October 12, 1940 to November 3, 2019
Albert Lin Dean, previously of Gresham and Springdale, lost his short, yet brave fight with Pancreatic Cancer on November 3, 2019. He was born Albert Lin Avansino on October 12, 1940 to Albert and Lilian in Reno, NV. He was known as "Al" to his friends and co-workers or "Lin" to his family.
Lin proudly served in the US Marine Corps and retired from his service duties in 1991 with the US Coast Guard. He served his community as an officer with the Portland Police Bureau from 1966 until his retirement in 1991.
Lin is survived by his companion Iris Venable; his siblings, William (Claudia) Dean and Leslie (Jim) Bechtel; his children, Laura (Robert) Avansino-Young and Patrick (Brenda) Dean; Jamie's sons Gary (Patty) and Terry Green; Iris's daughter, Shelly Druce; and numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Lin was laid to rest at Willamette National Cemetery with full military honors. To read his complete life story and share memories and condolences with his family, please visit his memorial page at www. lincolnmemorialpk.com