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.  

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William L Beers
   Posted Mon June 08, 2020
Rest in Peace uncle Don, I will.always remember the trips you, Aunt Jane, and cousin
Amanda made to visit us when I was little!
Love you and will never forget you!!
Your nephew Bill Beers!

Frances Kenney
   Posted Tue June 09, 2020
Linda & family, I am so sorry for the loss of your father. May you find comfort in the days ahead and know that others share your sorrow.

Craig Steinkamp
   Posted Wed June 10, 2020
I was really sorry to learn of the death of Don.I knew Don some before I was laid off from Struthers and went to work for United Refining. United Refining was not very friendly to new people,but Don was the exception. He helped me when I had problems locating tools ect ,or just general questions. When Struthers closed ,I went to work in URC but with an outside contractor doing x-ray work. Again Don would assist in any way he could .My deepest sympathy to Don's entire family,we lost a good friend.

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