Donald Leslie Pusey was born in
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Kingston, Jamaica, St. Andrews
Parish on January 21, 1931, 89
years...what a life...
Born in Kington on January 21,
1931, my father moved to London,
England, in 1957, where he worked
as a plumber and then foreman
for the Islington Borough. His
dream was always to work and
save enough money to move back
to Jamaica and buy a house. He traveled back and forth often,
but never made the final move. The closest he got to moving
back to his beloved Jamaica, was in 1988, when he retired to
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with my mother and myself. Still
working his trade expertise, Daddy decided to come out of
retirement and work in the plumbing department at Scotty’s
Department Store and upon Scotty’s closing, moved on to
Home Depot. Upon his retirement from Home Depot, daddy
made it a point to visit his beloved Jamaica, a few times a
year. He spent time visiting his stomping grounds in Retreat,
St. Mary, and staying at numerous all-inclusive hotels in
Ocho Rios because he’d “worked long enough.” It was time
for him to enjoy life.
In October of 2015, my daughter, Riley
Dean, took my place as apple of his eye when he became a
grandfather at 84 years of age. He spent numerous hours
teaching her dominoes, playing with Legos and building
blocks on the living room floor, cruising the neighborhood
on her bike, and cuddling up to watch the Disney Channel.
She was/is his joy. Grandpa was/is her best friend.
Daddy is survived by: his wife of 43 years, Merline “Joyce”
Pusey; daughter, Dionne Dean; son-in-law, Earnest C.
Dean III; granddaughter, Riley Dean; stepdaughter and
her partner, Pauline J. Welch and David Dowe; two nieces,
Yvonne Palmer and Valerie James; and grandniece; Sharon
He will be forever in the hearts and greatly missed
by numerous grandnieces, grandnephews, cousins, close
friends, and neighbors.