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John S. Beard Jr., 84

FEB. 19, 1928-MARCH 3, 2012

March 03, 2012

John S. Beard Jr., born Feb. 19, 1928, joined his beloved wife, Harriet, and son, Larry, Saturday, March 3, 2012. He resided at Stonewall Haven in Martinsburg, W.Va.

His parents, John and Irene (Welty) Beard, preceded him in death.

Mr. Beard, a graduate of St. Joseph High School in Martinsburg, also served in the U.S. Air Force. He retired from the VA Medical Center in Martinsburg as a nurses’ aide.

He will be sadly missed by his daughter, Carol Sue Hayes and her life partner, Ray Rogers, of Martinsburg; a son, Paul Beard and his wife, Gail, of Baltimore and currently residing in Australia; a brother, Conrad Beard and his wife, Barbara, of Hagerstown; and a sister, Ann Porter of Florida. He is also survived by seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren, who gave him great joy.

Friends will be received Monday, March 5, 2012, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Rosedale Funeral Home, Martinsburg.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at 10 a.m. at St. Leo Catholic Church, Inwood, W.Va., with the Rev. Brian Shoda officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Leo Catholic Church.

Condolences may be sent to www.rosedalefuneral.com.

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