Archie M. Means, of Orlando, FL, and a longtime resident of Sheffield, PA, died on Saturday, November 26, 2016, at his home in Orlando. Archie was born on March 4, 1918 in Putneyville, PA, a son of the late Warren and Viola Smith Means. He had served in the U.S. Army Air Corp during World War II. He was owner and operator of the former Means Lumber Company, located in Warren, Kane and Corry, PA. He also owned Means Concrete of Warren and Jamestown, NY. Archie was a 32nd degree mason with the Clearfield Masonic Lodge #314 where he was a member for over 60 years, and was also a member of the Altoona Zem Zem Shrine. He was an accomplished pilot. He also raced sports cars competitively and was a member of the Sports Car Club of America in the 1950’s and received a special award from the Historic Watkins Glen Racing Association, known as the “Pioneers of Racing.”
Archie is survived by one daughter – Suzanne McNeal and her husband, Charles T., of Sheffield, PA, one son – Herbert W. Means and his wife, Claudia, of Winter Park, FL, three grandchildren – Steve T. McNeal of Cherry Grove, PA, Stacy McNeal of Erie, PA, and Kate Means of Orlando, FL, and one sister – Brookie Osborne of Pittsburgh, PA. In addition to his parents, Archie was preceded in death by his wife, M. Inez Dormire Means, whom he married on June 11, 1938 in Cumberland, MD, and who died on March 22, 2004, and one brother – Forrest Means.
There will be no visitation or formal service. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Sheffield Cemetery. Those wishing to place a memorial may do so through Paws Along The River, 212 Elm Street, Warren, PA, 16365. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com