Charles John Meany
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Charles passed away peacefully with his family at his side on November 16th around 5 pm at his home in North Wilmington. He served the Talleyville Fire Company for 46 years where he held positions as a lineman and treasurer. In his family's business (Hy-Point Dairy) he served as the accounting manager. Most importantly to his family and friends, Uncle Chuck was a man that was full of life and wanted to spread that joy to everyone that he met.
Charles is survived by his Mother Grace Meany Greer, his bother Jay and Kathleen Meany, his sister Patti and Frank Burns, his brother Joe and Grace Meany, also left to cherish his memory are his nieces and nephews Jess, Dan, Gabriella, Sarah, and AJ ("Wild Man" as Charlie called him) and Nancy and Kathy. He is also survived by his two life-long friends Lou Rombach and Bill Blythe who were by his side through his final days. He was preceded in death by his father Charles Meany and Daniel Greer (Pappy).
Anyone who knew Charles knew what he stood for and what he wanted out of life. He wanted to live life to the fullest and never looked back on anything. His first concern was that everyone else was having a good time whether at his annual Christmas party, his bus trips to St. Michaels, or his annual Summer picnics. Charles was an avid supporter of the Toys for Tots Foundation of Delaware. Charles graduated from Concord High School. He attended Goldey Beacom College where he studied accounting. He was very proud of his years spent at Peach Bottom Nuclear Plant. His later years were spent at Hosies Place, Charles's replica of Talleyvilles' original firehouse from 1948. He enjoyed hosting Friday lunches, weekend gatherings, and nightly social hours where everyone was always welcome. Charles will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and co-workers, to whom he meant so much.
Following Charles wishes there will be no services. In lieu of contributions or flowers, donations may be made to Talleyville Fire Hall in memory of Charles J. Meany. 3919 Concord Pike Wilmington, DE 19803
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Published in The News Journal from Nov. 19 to Nov. 28, 2012