DAVENPORT – Samuel Slovinsky, 85, who as Stanley Dean, half of a comedy act, Norman & Dean, that performed on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1962 and 1963 and across the U.S. and Europe, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015 at home after a long illness.
He was born July 17, 1930, in Montreal, Canada, the son of Issie and Ray (Dorfman) Slovinsky.
Samuel married Pamela Persch, from Gloversville, on July 2, 1979, in New York City.
Samuel, a.k.a. Stanley Dean, was a professional stand-up comedian. In addition to appearances on Ed Sullivan, he worked all the major night clubs across the country, as well as Playboy Clubs here and in Europe. He also entertained the troops in Germany and especially loved entertaining the Air Force and Army.
Samuel enjoyed his home in Davenport, and loved decorating, painting and creating a very colorful home. He also loved the company of his German shorthair pointers.
Samuel is survived by his wife, Pamela Slovinsky of Davenport; his son, Zachary Slovinsky of Los Angeles, CA; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents; a brother, Sam; and two sisters, Annie and Goldie.
A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 23, at the Ferndale Cemetery 545 N. Perry St., Johnstown.
There will be no calling hours.
Donations may be made to Catskill Area Hospice, 1 Birchwood Dr., Oneonta, NY 13820 or to Hearts of the Catskills Humane Society, PO Box 88, Delhi, NY 13753.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to, www.lhpfuneralhome.com
Arrangements are with the Lewis, Hurley & Pietrobono Funeral Home, Oneonta