George William Beacher Sr.
(1871-1951)
Hannah Brown Martin
(1871-1941)
Archibald James Hampton
(1881-1963)
Rose Loescher
(1885-1963)
Dr. George William Beacher Jr.
(1907-1996)
Lillian Rose Hampton
(1906-1970)
Rev. George Kennard Beacher
(1940-2020)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Karen L. Kevra

Rev. George Kennard Beacher 1 2

  • Born: 17 Feb 1940, Gap, Lancaster, PA 3
  • Marriage (1): Karen L. Kevra in 1966 1
  • Died: 15 Nov 2020, Grand Island, Erie, NY, USA at age 80 1 4
  • Buried: Ambler: Whitemarsh Memorial Park, Montgomery, PA 1

   FamilySearch ID: LKJ4-3BJ.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1940 in Gap, Lancaster, PA. 5 The 1940 Census recorded owning the home in Salisbury Township in Gap at 940 Bellvue Ave. was George W. Beacher, medical doctor private practice, age 32, with his wife Lillian R., bookkeeper in doctor's office, 33; and son George R., 1 month old when the census was recorded on April 26, 1940. Lilian had completed 2 years of high school and George 5 years of college. They were all born in Pennsylvania. In 1935 he lived in Darby, Delaware County, and Lillian lived in Philadelphia.

2. He has conflicting birth information of Mar 1940 and Gap, Lancaster, PA. 5

3. Newspaper: Delaware County Daily Times: "Dr. And Mrs. George Beecher, of Gap, are receiving felicitations of their friends upon the birth of a son, George Kennard. Dr. Beecher is the son of Mr. And Mrs. George Beecher, of South Sixth street.", 11 Mar 1940, Darby., Delaware, PA. 6 "Dr. and Mrs. George Beecher, of Gap, are receiving felicitations of their friends upon the birth of a son, George Kennard. Dr. Beecher is the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Beecher, of South Sixth street."

4. Newspaper: Pottstown Mercury: photo of band director George Kennard Beecher, "Hill School Band Gains Popularity", 2 Nov 1967, Pottstown, Montgomery, PA. 7

5. Occupation: Band Director at The Hill School, a private high school on 2 Nov 1967 in Pottstown, Montgomery, PA. 7

6. Newspaper: Pottstown Mercury: "Local Births: To Mr. And Mrs. George K. Beacher, The Hill school, a daughter in the medical center Wednesday. Mrs. Beacher is the former Karen Kevra., 20 Mar 1969, Pottstown, Montgomery, PA. 8

7. Residence: on 24 Jul 1996 in East Pembroke, Genesee, NY. 2 3

8. Obituary: Lancaster Online: obituary of Rev. George K. Beacher on 21 Nov 2020 in Lancaster, Lancaster, PA. Rev. George K. Beacher, of Grand Island, NY and formerly of Lancaster, PA entered into rest on November 15, 2020 at age 80. Beloved husband of 54 years to Karen (nee Kevra) Beacher; devoted father of Laura (Carl) Long, Elizabeth (Damon) Wright and Andrew (Rebekah) Beacher; cherished grandfather of CJ (Haley) Long IV, Emily (Barrie) Walsburger, William Tyler Long, Olivia Wright, Asher Wright, Luke Beacher and Sarah Beacher; adored great-grandfather of Ruby Mae and Liza Grace; loving son of the late Lillian and the late Dr. George (late Phebe) Beacher of Gap, PA; dear brother of Karen (Thomas) Winters of Lancaster, PA; also survived by loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

George was born in Lancaster, PA and graduated from Pequea Valley High School in 1958. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in music from Boston University. Music was his lifetime passion.

Services private. Interment Whitemarsh Memorial Park, Ambler, PA. A celebration of George's life will be held in Western New York at a later date. If desired, contributions in George's memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 4955 N. Bailey Ave. #217, Amherst, NY 14226 or online at www.diabetes.org/donate.

Arrangements by DENGLER, ROBERTS, PERNA FUNERAL HOME, Kenmore, NY. Online condolences may be offered at www.denglerrobertspernafuneral.com.


George married Karen L. Kevra in 1966.1 (Karen L. Kevra was born on 3 Jul 1945 9.)


Sources


1 Lancaster Online (Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. LNP Media Group.), 21 Nov 2020, Obituary of Rev. George K. Beacher.

2 Lancaster Intelligencer Journal Newspaper (Lancaster, Lancaster County, PA), 25 Jul 1996, page B-3. Obituary of George Beacher Jr.

3 Ancestry.com, U.S. Public Records Index (Original data: Voter Registration Lists, Public Record Filings, Historical Residential Records, and Other Household Database Listings.), Volume 2.

4 Lancaster Online (Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. LNP Media Group.), https://lancasteronline.com/obituaries/rev-george-k-beacher/article_3dc592af-e75e-5f64-a67f-1f43788711a0.html 21 Nov 2020, Obituary of Rev. George K. Beacher.

5 1940 United States Census, Year: 1940; Census Place: Salisbury, Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Roll: T627_3535; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 36-144.

6 Delaware County Daily Times (Chester, PA), 11 Mar 1940, page 7.

7 Pottstown Mercury (Pottstown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania), 2 Nov 1967, page 21. Photos of George Kennard Beecher.

8 Pottstown Mercury (Pottstown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania), 20 Mar 1969, page 31.

9 Ancestry.com, U.S. Public Records Index (Original data: Voter Registration Lists, Public Record Filings, Historical Residential Records, and Other Household Database Listings.), Vol. 2, Karen L Beacher, East Pembroke, NY.



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