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Charles R. McGown, 81 of Lisbon passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, May 30, 2019, following a lengthy illness.
Born in Newell on May 26, 1938, he was a son of the late Oral A. Mary E. Powell McGown.
Charles retired after a 25-year career as an industrial engineer at Metsch Refractories in Chester, and he proudly served his country with the US Navy during the Vietnam Conflict. A graduate of the former Wells High School in Newell, he was a member of AMVETS in Richfield, OH., and he was a former lay leader at the First United Methodist Church in Newell.
Preceding him in death, along with his parents, was his wife, Judy K. McGown, and one brother, Donald E. McGown.
Charles leaves three children, Bryan McGown and his wife Deborah of Akron, Lisa Arkwright and her husband, William of Lisbon, and Ricky McGown and his wife Lindsay of Salem. Several grandchildren and great-grandchildren survive as well, Kristy (Arin) Riemenschneider and their children, Emery and Ella, Vanessa (Nicholas) Wilson and their children, Olivia, Sophia, and Isabella, step-granddaughter, Sarah (Allen) Riffle and her son, Weston, Christian and Jacob McGown, and Andrea and William Arkwright III, along with several nieces and nephews.
These cremations services are in the care of the Arner Funeral Chapel in Chester. Charles’s family is planning a memorial service for a later date.