For more than 40 years we counted on Dean Gillin to look after young newspaper carriers — hundreds of them.
He had to be a patient supervisor. That’s one of the things it takes to train youngsters to look after their customers.
The Wenatchee World is a minority among daily papers as an afternoon daily, whereas most everybody else delivers in early morning. As a result, we are also in a minority using youths to put those papers on the doorstep.
Gillin and his wife Marian were married for 65 years, raising six sons, at least five of whom also worked for the paper at one time.
He died this week at 86, leaving a life well lived.
We do miss those years when he was active.