John J. Means, Sr., Ohiopyle, Pa.
John J. Means, Sr., 91 of Ohiopyle, Pa., went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, January 3, 2022.
He was born August 25, 1930 in Everett, Pennsylvania to the late Cromwell F. and Anna Morton Means. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Juanita Jean Davies Means and son-in-law, William Mark Galand.
Left to cherish his memory are his children, John, Jr. (Gretchen) of Washington, Pa.,Judith of Ohiopyle, Pa., Jeri Galand (Kenneth Reese) of Smithfield, Pa., Jay (Christal Fike) of Gibbon Glade, Pa., and Joel (Robin) of Somerset, Pa.; 8 grandchildren who called him Pappy and 10 great grandchildren who called him Putz. He is also survived by his siblings, Eileen Roth of Glenshaw, Pa., Robert C. Means (Jane) of Uniontown, Pa., Suzanne Bowser of Raleigh, North Carolina, Linda (Walter) Donop of Butler, Pa.; brother-in-law, Edward R. Davies of Moses Lake, Washington and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
John was a carpenter by trade and a farmer by heart! He served with the United States Marine in Korea where he was awarded the Purple Heart and the Silver Star. He was a member of the Uniontown Church of the Brethren.
The family will greet friends and family in the Dean C. Whitmarsh Funeral Home, 134 West Church Street, Fairchance, Pa. on Friday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and on Saturday, January 8, 2022 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. The Funeral Service will begin at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Robert R. Stein officiating.
Interment will follow in Farmington Bethel Memorial Park, 526 Elliottsville Road, Farmington, Pa. with Military Rites being accorded by General Marshall Amvets Post 103.