Donald Beers

Born: Fri., Dec. 23, 1932
Died: Sun., Jun. 7, 2020


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Donald Beers, 87, of Youngsville, PA, passed away June 7, 2020 at his home.

He was born on December 23, 1932, in Bradford, PA, to the late LaVerne and Arminta (Zimmerman) Beers. He went to work at Hammond Iron Works at the age of 17; That business became Pittsburgh Des-Moines Steel Co. where he worked for many years. During that time he worked on the St. Louis Arch. He was a welder for both of these companies. Later he went to the United Refining Company as a welder and he retired on January 1, 1996.

Don volunteered for the U.S. Army in February of 1953 until January of 1955. He served in Korea most of that time where he became a Sergeant. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping. He was a member of the Brokenstraw Fish and Game Club and the Youngsville American Legion. Don was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Youngsville.

He is survived by his wife, Jane, of 65 years; his two daughters, Linda (Steve) Chase and Amanda (Dan) O'Keefe; four grandchildren, Jennifer Chase, Melissa (Nicklas) Wolcott, Stephen (Chris) Chase Jr. and Kassandra O'Keefe; four great-grandchildren, Dakota Chase, Kendra Chase, Brandin Wolcott, Cheyenne Wolcott; and a brother, William Beers, of Jamestown, NY.  

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, LaVerne and James Beers, and a sister Ruth (Beers) Kilgore.

A private funeral service will be held at the Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Services, in Youngsville, with the Rev. Jeffrey Canter, officiating. Burial will follow in Warren County Memorial Park where full military honors will be observed.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Youngsville First United Church,  225 E. Main St., Youngsville, PA 16371, or Hospice of Warren County, PO Box 68, Warren, PA 16365 or online at www.hospiceofwarrencounty.com.  

Condolences to the family may be made at www.nelsonfuneralhome.net.

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