Age 70, of Reading, formerly of Plum Borough, on Friday, May 25, 2018. He was born on September 27, 1947 in Pittsburgh, PA the son of the late Charles Patrick and Gloria (Regan) Griffin. Dean attended St. Joseph Military School and graduated from Plum High School where he played football. He studied at the University of Findlay in Ohio and Hiram Scott College in Nebraska. Dean was formerly employed at ATandT, Lucent Tech and Agere Systems for 34 years. He was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers and Notre Dame fan and enjoyed fly fishing, hunting, weight lifting, martial arts, and a special love of dogs. Dean is survived by his wife of 46 years, Janice (Shriver) Griffin whom he married on July 15, 1972; a brother, Jamie (Karla) Griffin; nephew, Patrick (Kayla) Griffin; niece, Kaitlin Griffin; and a great-nephew, Rush Griffin all of Alabama; also aunts, uncles, and cousins; sister-in-laws, Sharon (John) Kondas of Pittsburgh and Sandi (Bill) Elkin of North East; nephew Timothy Elkin; niece Tammi Elkin; great-nephew, Cole Elkin; and great-niece, Jessie Elkin of North East. Friends received, Thursday, 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Soxman Funeral Homes, Ltd./Roth Chapel, 7450 Saltsburg Road (at Universal Road) Penn Hills, and are invited to attend a Blessing Service on Friday, 11:00 am. at the funeral home, which will be officiated by Fr. John McKenna. Interment in Plum Creek Cemetery.