Arthur Garfield Beacher
Lottie Mabel Wagner
John G. Jones
Elizabeth Davies
Arthur Fredrick Beacher
Dorothy Jones
Joan Dorothy Beacher


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1. Emil David Micun

Joan Dorothy Beacher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

  • Born: 7 Jan 1934, Shenandoah Heights, Schuylkill County, PA 7
  • Marriage (1): Emil David Micun on 7 Sep 1969 in Frackville, Schuylkill, PA 1 2
  • Died: 12 Dec 2016, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA at age 82 3
  • Buried: Shenandoah Heights: Odd Fellows Cemetery, Schuylkill, PA

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Newspaper: Republican Herald, 23 Sep 1955, Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 10 Miss Joan Beacher, R.N. Enters Duke University

Miss Joan. Beacher RN, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Beacher, 425 Washington street, Frackville, entered Duke University in Durham, N. C, this week where she will major, in. medical and surgical nursing to attain a BS Degree. A graduate of Frackville High School and the Geisinger School of Nursing, Danville, she was awarded a. scholarship from the Geisinger Hospital to attend the University. Miss Beacher is a grand-daughter of Arthur Beacher Sr., Shenandoah Heights.

2. Residence: 425 Washington St., Frackville, PA in Sep 1968 in Frackville, Schuylkill, PA. 1

3. Residence: Ridgeway Street, Philadelphia, PA on 7 Sep 1968 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 1

4. Newspaper: Evening Herald: Bride of Town Resident, 26 Sep 1968, Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 1 Mrs. Emil D. Micun (photo)
The marriage of Joan Dorothy Beacher, of 425 Washington street, Frackville, to Emil David Micun, 344 West Chestnut street, Frackville, was solemnized at 1 p.m., Saturday, September 7th, in the First United Methodist Church, Frackville.

The bride is the daughter of Mrs. And Mrs. Arthur Beacher. Mr. Micun is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Emil Micun.

The Rev. John Zondag officiated at the double ring ceremony, assisted by the Rev. Laurence Young.

The church was adorned with an alter setting of spiral candelabra, palms, and cathedral urns of white chrysanthemums and snow drift pompoms and white gladioli.

The soloist, Winifred Etherington, sand "Through The Years", "Because", "Ich Lieb Dich", and "The Lord's Prayer". She was accompanied by the organist, Mrs. Wallace Campbell, who presented the traditional wedding processional and recessional.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride was radiant in a traditional length gown of sil faced satin designed by Adrian of California, styled with a sculptured scoop neckline, long tapered sleeves, which ended in points at the wrists. The princess bodice was hand appliqued in Rosepoint Alencon lace extending in a baroque design to the hemline of the modified A-line skirt. The detachable silk faced satin aisle width cathedral train was embellished with scattered Rosepoint Alencon lace cascading from a back Bertha Collar of lace medallions.

Her headpiece of matching satin was styled in a high cloche design and was hand beaded in cultured pearls and crystals. It was arranged on a circular bouffant tiered elbow length veil of imported white silk French Allure. She carried a full fashioned cascade arrangement of white "Jack Frost" sweetheart roses with miniature carnations and centered with white orchid.

Mrs. Fred Gibbons, of Shenandoah Heights, the bride's aunt, was the matron of honor. Mrs. Justin Smith, of Philadelphia, and Miss Betty-Jean Gibbons, of Shenandoah Heights, cousins of the bride, were the bridesmaids.

The honor attendants were clad identically in floor length gowns of aquamarine silk chiffon over taffeta, with Renoir satin necklines and full "bishop" sleeves banded in satin. The Models were designed with princess bodices outlined with narrow satin bands accented with small bows, and floating back panels of chiffon which created coat effects. They wore headpieces of aquamarine satin petals studded with crystals and back veils of French allure. They carried cascade bouquets of bridal pink roses with pink miniature carnations and eucalyptus foliage.

Miss Lori Ann Mengel, Frackville, the flower girl, was clad in a miniature version of the bridesmaids attire.

Leonard Micun, of Philadelphia, a brother of the bridegroom, was the best man. The ushers were Robert Williams, of Philadelphia; and Fred Gibbons Jr., a cousin of the bride.

Mrs. Beacher, mother of the bride, appeared in a dress and coat ensemble of aqua blue with matching accessories. Miss Jan Micun, sister of the bridegroom, wore a gold knit creation and bronze accessories. Both wore corsages of white orchids.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Longo's Roma Room, Saint Clair.

The couple left on a wedding trip to the Poconos.

Mrs. Micun, a graduate of Frackville High School and Geisinger Hospital School of Nursing, also studied at Duke University. She is employed as a medical and surgical instructor at the Geisinger Hospital.

Mr. Micun attended Frackville High School and the Williamsport Technical Institute, and is employed as an Electrical Designer for the United Engineers Company, Philadelphia.

The couple will take up residence at the Ridgeway avenue, Philmont Heights, Philadelphia.

5. Newspaper: Evening Herald: photo of Joan Beacher Micun and Emil Micun, 20th reunion of Frackville High School, 2 Sep 1971, Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 11

6. Residence: 313 Ridgeway St., Philadelphia, PA on 16 Nov 1971 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 8

7. She attended school at Frackville High School 45th Reunion on 2 Dec 1996 in Frackville, Schuylkill, PA. December 2, 1996
Frackville High School Class of 1951 held its 45th-year reunion at the Frackville Elks Lodge. Attending were: Louise Flail Hawranick, Sonya Mazur Crowne, Blanche Shabosky Pitts, Elsie Dragan Rarick, Dorothy Norwich Teijaro, Theresa Gorski Gaughan, Claire Speidel Cope, Alice Schultz Lazar, Dawn Rader Woratyla, Vera Malinchock Timko, Barbara Felsburg Troyanoski, Marge Chuma Pasquali, Joseph Stoppi, Andrew Puka, David Herb, Earl STauffenberg, Carol Murphy Swade, Barbara Comishock Pelak, Joan Beacher Micun, Robert Green, Jackie Griscavage Slotcavage, Sadie Irvin Parker, Doris Miller Bergman, Joseph Butcavage, John Harhigh, George Moyer, Peter Dyszel, Ronald Schucker, Emil Micun, Hormah Garraway.

8. Census in 1940 in West Mahanoy Twp., Schuylkill, PA. 7 In the 1940 Census in West Mahanoy Township was recorded Arthur Beacher, age 56, retired, living with wife Lotte, 49; son Paul, 20, clerk in lumber company; daughter Jean, 15; plus son Arthur Beacher, 31, laborer in coal mine, and his wife Dot, 33, and their daughter Joan, 6. Also in the home is Arthur Sr's daughter Joan Balliet and her husband, John Balliet, 33, clerk in lumber company, and their child John Jr., 7. Everyone was born in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, except Lottie Beacher in Roaring Creek, Pennsylvania; John Jr. Balliet and Joan Beacher in Shenandoah Heights; and John Balliet Sr. In 1935 everyone lived in Shenandoah Heights.

9. Residence: 313 Ridgeway St, Philadelphia, PA, 19116-3508 in 1993 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 12

10. Obituary: DiGiacomo Funeral Home: Obituary for Joan D. Micun on 13 Dec 2016 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 3 JOAN MICUN (nee Beacher), age 82 or Northeast Philadelphia, formerly of Frackville, passed away on December 12, 2016. Loving mother of David Micun. Devoted wife of the late Emil Micun. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Dorothy Beacher. A memorial service for Joan will be held at Bethesda Presbyterian Church, 808 Red Lion Road, Philadelphia, PA 19115, on Monday February 6, 2017 at 7:00pm. No flowers please. Interment is private. A note from David: "In her passing, many have described my mother as 'a nice lady' and she was, but I am biased, as her son. She was a consummate mother and a mother's love is unconditional, but being a mother can be a thankless task at times. Every scraped knee is attended to, but we are quick to run off back to play. As we grow, the response to "I love you" and "I'm proud" from a mother is sometimes shrugged off with embarrassment. A child's love is eclipsed by a mother's and I do hope, in the end, that I gave enough thanks for the band-aids, the late night juices to chase away nightmares, and stopped enough to appreciate the mother's parade of love and pride that continuously marches throughout our life until that final note fades. It is my wish for anyone who knew Joan, my mother, that the next time an acknowledgement of love is given to you it is returned without hesitation, in thanks for all the mothers and their unceasing, untiring, and unconditional love and in memory of 'a nice lady' you once knew. Thank you Mom for all the love and the memories - your son, David. "

Joan married Emil David Micun, son of Emil F. Micun and Julia A. Brach, on 7 Sep 1969 in Frackville, Schuylkill, PA.1 2 (Emil David Micun was born on 25 Oct 1932 in Morea, Schuylkill, PA,6 9 13 14 15 died on 10 Aug 2000 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 6 9 13 15 and was buried on 14 Aug 2000 in Shenandoah Heights: Odd Fellows Cemetery, Schuylkill, PA 6 9 15.)


1 The Evening Herald (Shenandoah, PA), 26 Sep 1968, page 10. Marriage of Joan Dorothy Beacher and Emil David Micun.

2 Schuylkill County Register of Wills & Clerk of Orphans Court (, Marriage Book 170 page 382. Emil Davis Micun and Joan Dorothy Beacher.

3 DiGiacomo Funeral Home (Philadelphia, PA), Obituary of Joan Micun.

4 Genealogy Research conducted by Bruce Franklin Beacher Ph.D. (1919-2004).

5 Beacher, Bruce Franklin, Beau-Chere, The Beacher Family Newsletter, Issue 1 Jun 1979.

6 Hazleton Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA (Hazleton, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania), 11 Aug 2000, obituary of Emil D. Micun.

7 1940 United States Census, Arthur Beacher, West Mahanoy Township, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 54-181, sheet 7B, family 114, NARA digital publication T627, roll 3607.

8 The Evening Herald (Shenandoah, PA), 16 Nov 1971, page 2.

9 Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, PA), 14 Aug 2000, page 20. Obituary of Emil D. Micun.

10 Republican and Herald (Pottsville, PA) (, 23 Sep 1955, page 7.

11 The Evening Herald (Shenandoah, PA), 2 Sep 1971, page 10.

12, U.S. Public Records Index (Original data: Voter Registration Lists, Public Record Filings, Historical Residential Records, and Other Household Database Listings.), Vol. 1.

13 Social Security Death Index, Death record for Emil D. Micun.

14 1940 United States Census, Emil Micun in entry for Julia Micun, 1940.

15 Find A Grave,

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