Arnold C. Means, 81, of 24 Clark Drive, passed away Sunday (March 10, 2013) at his residence.
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Born Oct. 5, 1931, in Punxsutawney, he was a son of the late Floyd H. and Mabel A. Wolfgang Means. On May 4, 1957, in the First Wesleyan Church in Bradford, he married Naomi V. Flanders Means, who survives.
He attended Punxsutawney and Bradford schools. He was drafted into the U.S. Army on Dec. 2, 1952. He served in Seoul, South Korea, with the 25th Medical Infantry Division and was honorably discharged on Oct. 12, 1954.
Mr. Means returned to Bradford and went back to work at the ButterKrust Bakery, where he worked prior to his military service. He then worked for Airco Speer and then for W.R. Case and Sons Cutlery Co., from which he retired after 25 years of service.
He was a member of the F&AM #334 and a 32nd Degree Mason of the Scottish Rite with the Coudersport Consistory.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Susan (Richard) Combs; three sons, Roy A. Means, Fred C. Means and Gene A. Means, all of Bradford; two sisters, Marcella Wagner and Elsie Benson, both of Bradford; a brother, Woodrow Means of Suisun City, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Dorothy White and Pearl Kriz; and six brothers, John D., Floyd E., Homer L., Edgar B., Ira C. and Byron C. Means.
Friends are invited to call from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., East Main Street, where funeral committal services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday with the Rev. Lynn Gatz, pastor of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, officiating. Military honors will be accorded in the funeral home following the service. Burial will be in Willow Dale Cemetery. A Masonic service will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.
Memorial contributions, if desired, can be made to McKean County Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice; or a
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
Published in The Bradford Era from Mar. 11 to Mar. 18, 2013