Dean A. Mount

Dean A. Mount, 74, a life-long resident of Cherry Creek, passed away peacefully Sept. 7, 2020,at Heritage Village Rehab Skilled Nursing Facility.

Dean was born March 23, 1946, to Jean N. (Waters) and Clinton W. Mount.

Dean owned and operated his own dairy farm, was a police officer for the Village of Cherry Creek, and was appointed a special deputy sheriff for the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department by John R. Bentley.

Dean was mayor of Cherry Creek for 15 years, while also selling cars for Lakeshore Ford/Purdy and Gowanda Ford. In his retirement years, he drove truck for Heil Trucking. Dean was a lifetime member of the Cherry Creek Fire Department where he served for over 45 years.

Dean will be remembered for his strength, leadership, laughter, and as his supervisor at Lakeshore Ford would say ”his gift to gab.” Dean lived to fish and hunt, and he even won third place in a Walleye Tournament on Lake Erie. He spent many summers on the lake in his boat, “The Mayor’s Toy” and had a camp at Blue WaterBeach.

He is survived by his brother, Thomas L. Mount, of Northeast Pa; his children: Cheryl E. Visker, Steven D. (Audrey) Mount, Karen S. Hoth; his son-in- law, Kirk D. Hoth; his grandchildren: Daniel and Lacey Visker, Ashley (Vinnie) Porzio, Courtney and Jake Mount and Kaitlyn and Kristina Hoth; his stepchildren: Debra Grout and Brian Giannini; his great grandchildren: Mckenzie and Vincenzo Porzio and AaliyahVisker.

Dean was preceded in death by his father, Clinton W. Mount; and his mother, Jean N. Mount.

Relatives and friends may visit DiStasio Funeral Home Inc., 478 Route 83 at Balcom Corners, South Dayton, on Tuesday Sept. 15, 2020, from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. and 5-7 p.m., where a funeral service will immediately follow.

Inurnment will be in Cherry Creek Central Cemetery

Pursuant to the COVID 19 New York State guidelines, occupancy limitations will be observed. Face masks are required.

Memorials may be made to the Cherry Creek Fire Department or the Cherry Creek Veterans of Foreign Wars Post

Online condolences may be made at www.distasiofuneralhome.com.