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May 9, 2014
David B. Beyerle, 89, formerly of Valley View, passed away unexpectedly Friday at St. Luke's University Hospital-Anderson Campus, Bethlehem Township.
He was the husband of Ruth I. Snyder Beyerle, with whom he shared 56 years of marriage prior to her passing in 2011.
Born in Pottsville, May 18, 1924, he was a son of the late Bertrand Lot and Mame Bechtel Beyerle.
Dr. Beyerle was a graduate of Pottsville High School, Class of 1942.
He honorably served in the Army during World War II, landing on Omaha Beach on D-Day. He received the Bronze Star for his valiant efforts and multiple Battle Stars.
Following his military service, Dr. Beyerle attended Penn State University, earning his undergraduate degree. He continued his education and graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry.
Dr. Beyerle owned an optometric practice in Valley View for more than 40 years before retiring in 1995.
He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Valley View.
An avid hunter and fisherman, he was a member of the Beaver Run Hunting & Fishing Club.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Louise Davis.
He is survived by his loving daughter, Jane L. Kohler and her husband, John, Pawleys Island, S.C.; a brother, John Zulick, Monroe Township, N.J.; sister, Jean S. Braswell and her husband, Belton, Statesboro, Ga.; nieces and nephews.
Services will be private at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements have been entrusted to George G. Bensing Funeral Home Inc., Village of Moorestown, Bath.
George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Inc.
2165 Community Drive Bath, PA 18014-9503
Published in Republican & Herald on May 14, 2014