Richard E. Beward

Richard E. “Dick” Beward, 95, of Brookline Manor, Mifflintown, and formerly of Shippensburg, passed away at 10:31 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 16, 2021, at the manor.

Born on June 30, 1926, in Mifflin, Juniata County, he was the son of the late Ernest K. and Esther (Stroup) Beward.

On April 9, 1948, he married his late wife, Dorothy L. (Brannon) Beward, with whom he was blessed to share more than 70 years of marriage, before she preceded him in death on Nov. 27, 2018.

Surviving are: a daughter, Pamela G. Beward, of Mechanicsburg, and several generations of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a sister, Evelyn Mingle.

Mr. Beward retired in 1988 as a District Manager for Penna Electric Co. of Shippensburg.

He was a 1944 graduate of Juniata Joint High School, Mifflintown, and a member of the Memorial Lutheran Church, Shippensburg.

Also, he was a member of the Union Lodge 324 F&AM, Mifflintown, Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Valley Forest 145, American Legion Post 298, Crawford-Brubaker VFW Post 5863, both of Mifflintown.

He proudly served his country during World War II with the U.S. Navy.

All services are private, and interment will be held in the Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Brown Funeral Homes Inc., 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown.

Memorial contributions in Mr. Beward’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2595 Interstate Drive, Suite 100, Harrisburg, Pa. 17110, in memory of Dorothy.

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