October 25, 1947 ~ December 02, 2011 Zephyr Cove, Nevada

Dean Seppa, a resident of Zephyr Cove, NV passed away in Reno on December 2, 2011 as a result of a water skiing accident.

Beloved husband of Stephanie Barboni-Seppa; loving father of Elisa and Cristin Seppa; son of Marie Seppa of Santa Rosa, and the late Emil Seppa;

brother of Don (Gina) Seppa of Penngrove, Karen (Dave) Nordstrand of Salinas, and Janet (Jeff) Libarle of Cotati; son-in-law of Bill and Rosemarie Barboni of Hicks Valley; Dean is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends.

A native of Penngrove, CA, Dean was a graduate of Petaluma High School and the University of California at Davis. In his youth he was very active in the Sonoma County 4-H and Boy Scouts programs. Dean was honored to be selected as both a California 4-H Diamond Star and Eagle Scout. He also traveled to Zambia in the International Four-H Youth Exchange (IFYE) program as a farming consultant.

Dean first worked at Mare Island as an engineer for nuclear submarines. He assisted in the design and construction of YAN chair lifts for many western ski resorts at Lift Engineering in Carson City. He also worked as head of mountain operations for many years at Sierra Ski Ranch. Dean most recently worked as an engineering and general contractor in South Lake Tahoe. He was known for his meticulous craftsmanship.

He was a man of many talents.

Dean loved residing in the Lake Tahoe area and was an avid snow and water skier.


As per Dean’s request there will not be a service. Memorials can be made to the

Dean Seppa Memorial Fund at any Wells Fargo Bank or to your favorite charity.

His family may be contacted at P.O. Box 23, Zephyr Cove, NV 89448.

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