Dean J. Fackos of East Falmouth died May 13 at the age of 63, due to complications after being diagnosed with cancer.

Born in Wareham, he was the son of Catherine T. (Tsiknas) Fackos and John J. Fackos.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his aunt Frances T. Vallone; and his sister, Leah F. Klumph.

Mr. Fackos graduated from Falmouth High School in 1974 and, later in life, continued his education, receiving degrees from both Cape Cod Community College and the University of Nevada Las Vegas.

He enjoyed, and found success in, the hospitality industry, where he wore many hats throughout his career. He developed a taste for wine as a wine salesman for L. Knife and Son. His love of windsurfing led him to open a shop.

A lover of animals, travel and the finer things in life, his true passions were behind a drum set and in the kitchen. He loved drumming. A very talented musician, he even performed with the band Orleans on its tracks “Dance with Me” and “Still the One” and played the southeastern leg of one of its tours. He had a passion for cooking and was excellent at it. Even when his health began to fail, he still found joy in both these things.

In addition to his mother, he leaves his daughter, Serena Fackos Setzer and her husband, Joe Setzer; a niece, Zoe Klumph; and his four-legged companion Franny.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, June 17, at 1 PM at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 91 Main Street, Falmouth.

Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, Falmouth.

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