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Dean Bartee, 86

Dean Bartee, 86

Dean Bartee, former senior vice president of advertising, marketing and circulation at the San Jose Mercury News, died July 12, 2018, of cancer, the newspaper reported. He was 86.

“My job was easier because his advertising division was so successful in bringing in the resources we needed to build our staff,” said Larry Jinks, who was editor of The Mercury News in the 1970s and later publisher.