Dean passed away in Kane'ohe on November 6, 2020. Born in San Narciso, Zambeles in the Philippines, he grew up in the Bay Area and graduated from UC Berkeley. He received his Masters degree from the Goddard College and PhD in Political Science from the University of Hawai'i, Manoa. Dean was a Professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of Hawai'i, Manoa and retired in 2007 after serving as Chair of the department. Active in the Filipino community, Dean was a key community leader in the anti-Marcos movement in Hawai'i and later served as statewide chair of the Philippine Centennial Committee of Hawai'i in 2006.
He is survived by his wife Emerita; daughters: Rosanna Alegado (Raymond Kong), Kalanui Alegado, Abegail Cabuco, and seven grandchildren.
He lived his life with determination, strength, courage, grace, and humility in order to bring social progress, peace, and justice to our communities.
Virtual Celebration of Life
2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 28, 2020
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased