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Celebrating the life of
Dean A. Yannucci
Passed away on August 12, 2019
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Memorial Mass
  • 10:30 a.m. - Saturday, August 24, 2019
  • St. Francis by the Sea Catholic Church
  • 45 Beach City Road (Map)
    Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29926

  • 843-681-6350

Dear Mary Lou, Jennifer & family, I am so sorry to hear of your husband/father's passing. I have known Mary Lou for many years as a shopper in our store and we struck up many conversations over the years, and I know Jennifer as she is my oncologist. I know that it was a long hard-fought battle and you have my deepest condolences. Laurel Greif

Laurel Greif, Hilton Head, SC,

I am so sad to see that Dean passed away...my heartfelt condolences go out to his family. I had some interaction with Dean during my time at Weidmann...I was always amazed at his intelligence, knowledge, and lightning-speed analyses of situations. When Dean asked questions, they were always very thoughtful, and he was often trying to lead you to an answer that he already knew! He did a great job steering Weidmann (Wicor)for many years, through both good times and challenging times. The success of the company was due in no small measure to his leadership.

James Cross, Toronto, ON

Dr. Yannucci, We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

The Medical Staff of Memorial Health, Savannah, GA

We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you, God Bless.

The Sandrock Family, BLUFFTON, SC

I'm sorry to hear of Dean's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Paul Yannucci, Warren, OH

To Mary Lou and the Yannucci family. I had the pleasure to serve with Dean for several years on the New England Wire board and to enjoy many evening dinners and glasses of fine wine with him. Dean was a gentleman and very bright guy. I was saddened to learn of his illness and passing and I send my thoughts, prayers and best wishes to all of you. John Henrickson

, Emerald Isle, NC

My deepest sympathy to each of you. May Dean know the joy of God's eternal embrace, and the blessing of his life be forever in your hearts.

Sister Veronica - Hospital, Savannah, GA

I am very sorry to learn of Dean' passing. Although I never met the gentleman, please accept my condolences for your loss. I am sure he will be missed very much. May God be with all of your family in these difficult days.

David Garceau, Hilton Head Island, SC

I am so sorry to hear this news about Dean. He remained strong throughout his illness and now he isn’t in pain anymore. We can all look forward to the time when we all return to God’s original purpose for us. “And no resident will say: “I am sick.” -Isaiah 33:24

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Jen and Mike, We are sadden by the loss of your father. Your family will be in our prayers.

Tina Moore, SAVANNAH, Georgia

so sorry that Dean has passed away. I spent a career with him and enjoyed you and Dean stopping by to visit us a few years back. Your daughter was still finishing Med Prep. Joan and I have Dean in our prayers. gene gillespie

Gene gillespie, brentwood , tn

We are so sorry at your loss for you and your family. Dean remains in our thoughts and prayers.

Charles & Gail Lasko, Niceville, FL

Dean A. Yannucci, 76, formally of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina passed away peacefully at his home in Savannah on August 12, 2019 following a two and a half year illness. Prior to relocating recently to Savannah, Dean and his wife Mary Lou lived on Hilton Head Island for 15 years.

Dean was born June 27, 1943 in Youngstown, Ohio.  He was the son of late Emma (Danyi) and Dean M. Yannucci. On May 20, 1972 he married Mary Louise Sotak, his loving wife of 47 years. In addition to Mary Lou, Dean is survived by his daughter Dr. Jennifer Yannucci and her husband Michael Cournoyer of Savannah, GA and his daughter Jacquie Reiley, her husband Michael Reiley and granddaughters, Emma and Tess Reiley of Cypress, TX.

Dean was raised in Niles, OH and received a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Youngstown State University, where he was an instructor from 1968-1971. He earned a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Akron and earned his Executive MBA from Cornell University.

Dean began his career with Westinghouse Corporation where he rose to become manager of the power transformer division. While working for Westinghouse corporation he coauthored five patents for electrical windings of transformers. He was Engineering Manager for Asea Brown Baveri T & D Company from 1981-1989. He was President and CEO of Wicor America’s Incorporated from 1994 until his retirement in 2005. Dean then served as Chairman of the Board of Directors until 2011.  He also served on the Board of New England Wire Technologies Corporation in Lisbon, NH and was a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. Dean served on the Board of Directors for Wexford Homeowners Association on Hilton Head Island and was also a member of St. Francis by the Sea Catholic Church.

Dean will be fondly remembered by family, friends and coworkers as incredibly intelligent and hardworking, yet humble, kind and always engaging. He was an inspiration to all who knew him.

A memorial mass will be held at 10:30 AM on August 24, 2019 at St. Francis by the Sea Catholic Church on Hilton Head Island.

In lieu of flowers, Dean would have liked you to either contribute to your favorite charity or invest your money in your retirement.

 

 

 

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Dear Mary Lou, Jennifer & family, I am so sorry to hear of your husband/father's passing. I have known Mary Lou for many years as a shopper in our store and we struck up many conversations over the years, and I know Jennifer as she is my oncologist. I know that it was a long hard-fought battle and you have my deepest condolences. Laurel Greif

Laurel Greif, Hilton Head, SC,

I am so sad to see that Dean passed away...my heartfelt condolences go out to his family. I had some interaction with Dean during my time at Weidmann...I was always amazed at his intelligence, knowledge, and lightning-speed analyses of situations. When Dean asked questions, they were always very thoughtful, and he was often trying to lead you to an answer that he already knew! He did a great job steering Weidmann (Wicor)for many years, through both good times and challenging times. The success of the company was due in no small measure to his leadership.

James Cross, Toronto, ON

Dr. Yannucci, We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

The Medical Staff of Memorial Health, Savannah, GA

We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you, God Bless.

The Sandrock Family, BLUFFTON, SC

I'm sorry to hear of Dean's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Paul Yannucci, Warren, OH

Candle tribute lit by Paul Yannucci — Ohio

To Mary Lou and the Yannucci family. I had the pleasure to serve with Dean for several years on the New England Wire board and to enjoy many evening dinners and glasses of fine wine with him. Dean was a gentleman and very bright guy. I was saddened to learn of his illness and passing and I send my thoughts, prayers and best wishes to all of you. John Henrickson

, Emerald Isle, NC

Candle tribute lit by John Henrickson — North Carolina

My deepest sympathy to each of you. May Dean know the joy of God's eternal embrace, and the blessing of his life be forever in your hearts.

Sister Veronica - Hospital, Savannah, GA

Candle tribute lit by Mike and Debbie Hodge — South Carolina

I am very sorry to learn of Dean' passing. Although I never met the gentleman, please accept my condolences for your loss. I am sure he will be missed very much. May God be with all of your family in these difficult days.

David Garceau, Hilton Head Island, SC

I am so sorry to hear this news about Dean. He remained strong throughout his illness and now he isn’t in pain anymore. We can all look forward to the time when we all return to God’s original purpose for us. “And no resident will say: “I am sick.” -Isaiah 33:24

, ,

Jen and Mike, We are sadden by the loss of your father. Your family will be in our prayers.

Tina Moore, SAVANNAH, Georgia

so sorry that Dean has passed away. I spent a career with him and enjoyed you and Dean stopping by to visit us a few years back. Your daughter was still finishing Med Prep. Joan and I have Dean in our prayers. gene gillespie

Gene gillespie, brentwood , tn

We are so sorry at your loss for you and your family. Dean remains in our thoughts and prayers.

Charles & Gail Lasko, Niceville, FL


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