Francis S. “Brow” Carmean, 93, of 1913 Cheshire Drive, St. Marys, died at 4:20 a.m. Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at the Golden Living Center in St. Marys.
He was born on July 1, 1919, in St. Marys, the son of Stephen and Cina (Bowman) Carmean.
He married Grace Stienecker on Dec. 22, 1945, and she survives in St. Marys.
He is also survived by his two children, Janet (Al) Meinderding of St. Marys and Jack (Lynne) Carmean of St. Marys; by nine grandchildren, Marcie (Jeff) Albright of St. Marys, Isaak Meinerding of St. Marys, John (Emily) Meinerding of St. Marys, Jakob (Ellyn) Meinderding of Cincinnati, Samantha Meinerding of St. Marys, Jason (Misty) Carmean of Wapakoneta, Jill (Nathan) Young of Marysville, Craig (Amanda) Carmean of Atlanta, Ga., Paul Carmean of St. Marys; by 10 great-grandchildren.
Brow was preceded in death by his parents; by his brothers, L.G. “Sonny” Carmean, Shannon Carmean, Gordon Carmean, Carl Carmean and Eugene Carmean; by his sisters, Opal Diltz, Fara Lewis, Laverne Reineke, Sylvia Carmean, Betty Johnson and Winona Ellis; by a granddaughter, Katie Meinerding.
Brow was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II in England and Africa.
He retired from the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in St. Marys. He was a member of the DAV, where he had served as Commander; American Legion Post 323, where he also served as Commander; VFW Post 9289 and Eagles Lodge 767. He enjoyed fishing and boating, and he was an avid camper. He also loved to travel and had toured all over the U.S., Europe and Northern Africa.
He was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in St. Marys.
Funeral rites will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, at the Miller-Long and Folk Funeral Home, 314 W. High St., St. Marys, the Rev. Dr. David Williams, officiant.
Burial, with full military honors, will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens.
Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, where memorial gifts may be given to the Alzheimer’s Foundation or the Veterans’ Association.
Condolences can be sent to Brow’s family via MillerFuneralHomes.net.