Visitation, funeral services for Lovelace on Monday, Tuesday

Dean Lovelace, former Dayton city commissioner, died on May 28. CONTRIBUTED
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Dean Lovelace, former Dayton city commissioner, died on May 28. CONTRIBUTED

Visitation and funeral services for Dean Lovelace, the longest-serving Dayton city commissioner, are set for Monday and Tuesday.

A viewing will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at House of Wheat Funeral Home, 2107 N Gettysburg Ave in Dayton.

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A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Corinthian Baptist Church, 700 S James H McGee Blvd.

Lovelace died May 28, more than a year after stepping down from a Dayton City Commission seat he assumed in 1994. He had health issues in recent years, including suffering a stroke in 2008. He was 71 years old.

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Lovelace was a graduate of Jefferson High School, Sinclair Community College, University of Dayton, and Wright State University; he also attended courses at Central State University. He retired from the University of Dayton as the Director of Civic Scholars after 25 years of service.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Phyllis Lovelace; sisters: Dale Lovelace “Aunt Kandy” and Janice Lee; half brothers and sisters, Richard, John Derrick, Barry, Andrea and Cheryl; daughters, Leslie and Laeina; son, Dean Nyerere (Sesyli); grandchildren, Alexis, Jaden, Aubrey, Lincoln, Levi and Londyn; a host of nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Wesley Community Center (in Honor of Dean Lovelace), 3730 Delphos Ave in Dayton.

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