Gregory Scott Dean

Texas rider Gregory Scott Dean of Coppell died in July after being struck by a motorist while riding.

An avid long-distance cyclist, in May 1991 Dean was diagnosed with Stage 1 seminoma. He underwent surgery and five weeks of radiation. Not one to be deterred, Greg completed Paris-Brest-Paris shortly after his surgery and radiation treatments.

Dean also participated in Bike Across Missouri and Bike Across Texas.

He was cancer-free for 12 years until the disease recurred in July 2003.

A graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, Dean was a litigation specialist in the insurance industry.

He was an active member of St. Ann's Catholic Parish in Coppell, coached youth soccer and was a founding member of the Coppell Community Garden. He also served as the last chief of the Seminole Indian Princess Tribe.

He is survived by his wife, Patti, and daughter Betsy of Coppell, parents Dick and Marcy Dean of Irving, brother and sister-in-law Cliff and Lynda Dean of Argyle, sister and brother-in-law Alison and Frank Durkee of Coppell and several nieces and nephews who will always remember their funny "Uncle Greg."

The family requested that donations be made to the Lance Armstrong Foundation in memory of Greg.