Charles D. Bean of Youngstown, a decorated Navy veteran and local power plant manager, died Wednesday in his home while under the care of his family and Niagara Hospice. He was 64.
Born in Alton, Ill., he graduated from Wood River High School in Wood River, Ill., in 1958 and received a bachelor of science degree from Ohio State University in 1963.
While at Ohio State, he was a member of the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps. He joined the United States Navy in 1963 and was in the service for 26 years, attaining the rank of captain on his last command on the USS Hunley, a submarine tender.
Mr. Bean also served aboard ballistic missile submarines as a navigation officer. During his naval career, he received many medals and commendations. He retired in 1989.
Following his Navy career, he was a manager at two power plants operated by North American Energy Services: the Lockport Cogeneration Facility and the Fortistar power plant in Wheatfield.
Mr. Bean was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown. A history buff, he enjoyed traveling. As a sports fan, he followed the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Cleveland Browns.
He is survived by his wife, the former Martha Davis of Youngstown; a son, Charles E. of Milford, Mich.; two daughters, Rebecca M. Roberts of Columbus, Ohio, and Katherine A. of Fernandina Beach, Fla.; a brother, Edwin Jr. of Fallbrook, Calif.; three sisters, Barbara Rauch of Fullerton, Calif., Janet Pacatte of Fort Worth, Texas, and Elizabeth Palmer of Zenda, Wis.; his former wife, Barbara Jo Bean of Fernandina Beach, Fla.; and six grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown, 100 Church St., Youngstown.