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Robert E. Beyer

March 16, 2011

MARCH 1, 1936-MARCH 15, 2011

Robert Ernest "Bob" Beyer, 75, of Hagerstown, Md., died Tuesday, March 15, 2011, at his home in Hagerstown.

Born March 1, 1936, in Davis, W.Va., he was the son of the late Robert Theodore and Mildred Louise (Tyson) Beyer.

He was the husband of 36 years to Victoria Ann (Gilbert) Beyer, whom he married in June 1974.

Bob graduated from Ridgley High School, Class of 1954. He studied at Potomac State College in Keyser, W.Va., and later obtained his pharmacy degree from West Virginia University in Morgantown, W.Va.

Bob was a pharmacist for more than 51 years. He was currently employed with the Walmart pharmacy in Hagerstown, with more than 18 years of service.

Bob was a member of the National Community Pharmacists Association, the Maryland Pharmacists Association, the American Pharmacists Association, the Mountaineer Athletic Club of Morgantown, W.Va., the Fountain Head Country Club and the Potomac Fish and Game Club.

In addition to his wife, Bob is survived by one daughter, Betsy Richard, of McDonald, Pa.; one brother, Dennis Z. Beyer, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; two sisters, Mildred A. Ott of Cumberland, Md., and Reta L. Showers of Viera, Fla.; and two grandsons, Nathan R. and Zachary F. Richard.

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 19, 2011, at Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Hagerstown. The Rev. Randy Reid will officiate. Burial will be private, in Davis Cemetery, Davis.

The visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 1037 Haven Road, Hagerstown MD 21742, or the Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 802 Summit Ave., Hagerstown MD 21740.

The Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, Bryan K. Kenworthy P.A., 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown, has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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