Charles W. Means, 93, of Avon Lake passed away on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at his home following a long illness.
Mr. Means was born in Weston, West Virginia on July 19, 1927, the son of the late James G. and Grace (nee McBride) Means. He served in the U.S. Air Force earning the rank of Sergeant. He received the World War II Victory Medal.
He was a member of the former Faith United Methodist Church in Lorain: where he served as trustee for many years. He retired as a pipe mill inspector from U. S. Steel in Lorain after 36 years service.
Mr. Means was very active in the Boy Scouts for more than 28 years; 8 years as scoutmaster. He served as District Advancement Chairman and fulfilled several other roles in the Black River & East Boy Scout district committee. He was awarded the Silver Beaver, Scouting's highest volunteer honor.
Charles is survived by daughter, Lisa K (Ed) Lyons of Grove City, son James R. (Laura) Means, of Avon Lake, grandsons Kenneth Lyons, Christopher Lyons, and Ben Means.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Naomi (nee Flesher) Means, brothers William Means, Leonard Means, Blaine Means, sisters Wilda Olaker and Theda Means.
Friends may call from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Thursday, July 8, 2021 in the Schwartz, Spence, Boyer & Cool Home For Funerals, 1124 W. 5th Street, Lorain.
Friends may also call in the funeral home on Friday, July 9, 2021 from 1:00 pm until funeral services at 2:00 pm.
Burial will be in Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst Township.
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