George M. Means IIIJanuary 28,2013
George M. Means IIIGeorge M. Means III
George M. Means III, 65, died Jan. 25, 2013, at his home in Rutland.
He was born in Des Moines, Iowa, Aug. 18, 1947, son of George and Mildred (Martin) Means.
After serving in the Navy, George attended the University of Iowa where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in accounting.
George had recently retired from A.M. Peisch in Rutland, where he was a partner in the firm.
George loved working downtown and was involved with the development of the Downtown Partnership, serving on their board of directors for many years. He served as treasurer on the boards of the Rutland Free Library and the RRMC Auxiliary. Earlier in his career, he served as the chair of the Vermont Society of Certified Public Accountants.
He was a longtime member of Rutland City Rotary and the Rutland Country Club.
George had a fierce, intellectual curiosity. He was an avid reader and loved the challenge of completing the daily New York Times crossword puzzle. He loved all genres of music and attended events at the Paramount Theatre on a regular basis. He loved to play golf.
George will be missed at the downtown establishments he frequented and the Rutland Country Club. He truly was a “man about town.”
He will be missed for his wit, his positive spirit and his incredible generosity.
Surviving are his two sons, Daniel Means of Washington, D.C., and Kevin Means of Keene, N.H.; a daughter, Kathryn Means of Rutland; a sister and brother-in-law, Julie and Gregg Buchanan of Algona, Iowa, and their children, Meredith and Geoff.
A celebration of life will be held at Rutland Country Club at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Paramount Theatre, care of Clifford Funeral Home, 2 Washington St., Rutland, VT 05701.
- Most Popular
- Most Emailed
- Pittsford Haunted House
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1720, 'Calico Jack' Rackham, Caribbean pirate and early feminist, known for recruiting women to his crew and for fabric decorating skills after creating 'Jolly Roger' flag, is captured by the British Royal Navy.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Vermont has a new state Supreme Court Justice; city hospital says it can save plenty by upgrading its lights and trucking in natural gas; Springfield has a new town manager, former West Rutland guy, Tom Yennerall.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1307, King Phillip the Fair of France orders hundreds of Knights Templar rounded up and arrested, charged with heresy, tortured until they confess; on this day in 1917, thousands see miracle of Our Lady of Fatima.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Solarfest likely to be on hold until at least 2016, Great Dane involved in theft of an $89,000 shotgun leads police to the thieves, PSB will not reopen VGS pipeline case, prosecutors want evidence in body-packing drug case.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1871, After long summer drought comes simultaneous devastating upper Midwest wildfires; Chicago city center in ruins; in 1967, after brief firefight, Ernesto 'Che' Guevara captured alive in Bolivian jungle camp.