Donald R. “Don” Beer passed away Monday, April 14, 2014, after a long illness, at home, surrounded by his wife of 47 years, Linda, and daughters, Lisa and Dawn.
Don was born and raised in Long Branch, N.J., and Red Bank, N.J.
After graduating from Red Bank High School, he attended Grove City College in Pennsylvania, and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration & Finance. During his working career, Don joined Bell of Pennsylvania as a District Office Manager, and later worked for Roach-Reid and Medical Records Corporation in Cleveland, Ohio, as a Medical Office Systems Sales Consultant.
It is said that true salesmen are born not made, and that was never more true than with Don. He loved his work and all he did throughout his career before retiring to Port Charlotte, Fla., in 1999. Don was an avid golfer and joined his three buddies from high school in Myrtle Beach, S.C., for 10 years, to reunite and enjoy the game he loved. He was a Pittsburgh Steelers fan long before they began their winning streak, and remained a staunch supporter throughout his life.
Don leaves behind his children, Susan (William) MacGregor, Bob (Cindy) Beer, Debby (Jeff) Settles, Lisa (John) Heun and Dawn (Neil) Evans; grandchildren, Katie MacGregor, Ryan, Josh and Morgan Beer, Christian and Jacob Settles, Cody and Dylan Heun, and Brooke and Kristen Evans; and great-grandchildren, Emmanuel Robert and Alexis.
A private celebration of a life well lived will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you remember Don and his family in your prayers.