Joseph C. Beyer—5/27/2018

Attachment-1Joseph C. Beyer, 95, of Spring House Estates, formerly of Colmar, Pennsylvania, passed away on Friday, May 27, 2016.  He was a combat-wounded WWII veteran, U.S. Army Air Corps, European Theater, who participated in the D-Day Invasion of France and other operations in the liberation of Nazi-occupied Europe.

He was married for 55 years to the late Hedwig (Jean) Heim (1915-2000).  He is survived by four children:  Maria Genovese (Michael); Patricia Gahl (Arno); Vincenz Wingell (William); and, Joseph K. Beyer (Rita).  He is also survived by five grandchildren:  Joshua, Matthew, Melissa, Karl and Heidi; three great-grandchildren:  Caleb, Micah and Emily; and, three brothers:  John, Charles and Henry Beyer.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Marie McGowan.

Joseph was a 1973 graduate of LaSalle College and had a career as a mechanical and electrical engineer, working for Leeds and Northrup Corporation and then Drexelbrook Engineering.

He was a devout member of St. Stanislaus Parish in Lansdale for 63 years where he served as a lector and was a member of the church choir for more than 40 years.

He was a member of the Philadelphia Glider Council where he achieved his glider pilot license at the age of 85.

Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday morning, June 2, 2016 at St. Stanislaus Church, 51 Lansdale Avenue, Lansdale, PA 19446.  Viewing at 9:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m.  Interment is immediately following Mass at St. John Neumann Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Joseph C. Beyer may be sent to the Philadelphia Glider Council Youth Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 122, Hilltown, PA 18927 or to a charity of your choice.  Arragement are by Simcox-McIlvaine Funeral Home

3 thoughts on “Joseph C. Beyer—5/27/2018

  1. Joe, you were a special friend to me since I joined the choir. I loved to listen to your bass notes. You were always a Christian gentleman. I know you are happy now and that gives me peace. Thank you for being my friend. Pam McGowan

  2. Our deepest sympathy, love and prayers to all of Joe’s family members. I met Joe Beyer while attending daily Mass at St. Stanislaus Church and was privileged to fly in a glider thanks to him and his friends at the club. He will always be in my memories as a man who truly lived his faith and his calling. We will all miss him.

  3. I first met Joe on our trip to Italy in 2002. I then became his Adoration partner in 2007. He was a wonderful man in all respects and it was an honor to know him and to share time with Our Lord in Adoration with him for many years. He will be missed.

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