ARKPORT — Dean B. Brokaw, 45, of Briggs Road, found eternal peace following a courageous fight with cancer on Monday (Aug. 11, 2014) at his home surrounded by his loving family and close friends.

Born in Hornell, April 4, 1969, the son of Burton and Crystal Ness Brokaw, he had resided all his life in the Dansville-Hornell area. Dean was a graduate of the Dansville Central School, Class of 1987 and had been employed as a truck driver for Southern Tier Provisions in Bath. He was very meticulous with his property and loved fishing and woodworking. Dean will be remembered as a loving family man who was always ready to help someone in need.

He joined his father and nephew Blake.

Dean is survived by his loving wife, Christina Drum Brokaw, who he married on April 24, 1993; his children, Garret and Jenna Brokaw, both of Arkport; mother, Crystal Brokaw of Ossian; two brothers, Douglas (Deborah) Brokaw of Adrian and Daniel (Julie) Brokaw of Avon; two sisters, Darlene Baird of West Sparta and Donna (Todd) Haraty of Arkport; nieces, Rebecca, Sarah, Ginger, Melissa, Naomi, Justine and Erica; and nephews, Brandon, Dean, Bryant, Nicholas and Kyle.

To send a remembrance or to light a candle in Dean’s memory, please visit The family is being assisted by Adam E. DuBois, Director at the Bender-Brown & Powers Funeral Home of Hornell.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday (Aug. 15, 2014) at 11 a.m. at the New Hope Wesleyan Church, 280 Grand St. Hornell, with the Rev. Doug Jones officiating.

Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to Garett and Jenna’s college education, in care of Christina Brokaw, 8297 Briggs Road, Arkport, N.Y., 14807.