Robert Beamer Sr., 78, of Tuscarawas, died Friday, February 2, 2018 in Union Hospital at Dover following a recent period of declining health.

A son of the late Richard Beamer Sr. and the late Edith (Krocker) Beamer, Robert was born October 31, 1939 in Old Town Valley.

Robert graduated from St. Mary’s High School at Dennison in 1957 and was a veteran of the United States Army. He was retired from Superior Dairy where he worked many years as a delivery driver.

On July 13, 1963, Robert married the former Linda Greenlee and together they raised three children, Robert, Jr., Leslee and Susan. The couple shared 45 years of marriage prior to Linda’s passing on July 14, 2008.

He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church at Dennison. Robert was also a member of the Dennison Knights of Columbus, Tuscarawas V.F.W. and was an inductee of the Cy Young Baseball Hall of Fame.

Robert was an avid golfer and fisherman. He enjoyed spending time with his family, his V.F.W. buddies and watching his grandchildren play sports.

He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Lisa Beamer, of New Philadelphia; daughters and sons-in-law, Leslee and Dave House and Susie and David Ammer both of Cincinnati; grandchildren, Samantha, Brooke, Beau, Lee, Emily, Lily and Lucy; his siblings, Jean Johnson of Dover, Rosalie (Larry) Bolden and Carol (Larry) Valentine both of New Philadelphia; a sister-in-law, Christine Beamer of Wainwright; and many nieces and nephews.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; two brothers, Richard Beamer Jr. and Kenneth Beamer; a brother-in-law, John Johnson; and a sister-in-law, Betty Beamer.

A Christian Wake service will start at 5 PM on Monday, February 5, 2018 in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia. Visitation will then follow in the funeral home from 5:30 PM to 8 PM. Father Tyron Thomson will celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 10 AM in Immaculate Conception Church at Dennison. A luncheon will be held following Mass in the Knights of Columbus Hall at Dennison. Inurnment will take place at a later date in Calvary Cemetery at New Philadelphia.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Robert’s memory to Immaculate Conception Church, 206 North First Street, Dennison, OH 44621 or to the Tuscarawas Central Catholic Booster Club, 777 Third Street NE, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.

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