Dale L. Means


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Dale L. Means passed away October 9, 2021, in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst. Born March 13, 1931, in Oliver Township, Pennsylvania, he was the son of Samuel T. and Velma (Wolfgang) Means.

Dale attended Anderson University in Anderson, Indiana, for two years. He served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953, being awarded the National Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal. He worked for Gospel Trumpet Co. in Anderson, Indiana, five years for Upson Co. in Lockport, 28 years at Harrison Radiator Division of G.M. in Lockport (retiring in 1993), and 42 years for WDCX FM Christian Radio in Buffalo (retiring in 2010).

Dale was a member of the Lockport Alliance Church where he and his late wife, Patricia, hosted the Senior Adult Bible in their home for five years. He enjoyed gospel music and TV, radio, and watching the Buffalo Bills, and wrestling.

Dale was predeceased by his wife, Patricia (Clawson) Means, who passed away March 7, 2021.

Dale is survived by his three daughters, Marcia (Daniel) Donovan, Dee (Phillip) Conner, and Karen (Kon) Varlis; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

Anderson University is on a mission to educate students for lives of faith and service, offering more than 60 undergraduate majors, 30 three-year degrees, 20 NCAA Division III intercollegiate sports, alongside adult and graduate programs. The private, liberal arts institution is fully accredited and recognized among top colleges for its business, computer science, cybersecurity, dance, engineering, nursing, and teacher education programs. Anderson University was established in 1917 in Anderson, Indiana, by the Church of God.

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