Cecil Wayne "Pappy" Beer, 80, of Route 646, Gifford, went to be with his Lord on Thursday (Oct. 3, 2013) at his residence, with his loving family by his side.
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Born Aug. 9, 1933, in Kittanning, he was a son of John and Zelma Brumbaugh Beer.
He worked at the Quaker State Refinery in Farmers Valley for 38 years. Later he worked at Fairway Ford in Bradford retiring in 2012 because of health reasons.
He was a member and past president of the Hilltop Lions Club, member of the Eagles Club #2432 in Bradford. He enjoyed riding his Harley Motorcycle and going on dice runs. For the last six years he volunteered and helped out at the Kids for Cancer Ride, which meant a lot to him.
Surviving is his wife, Sandra (Wyant) Beer; one son, Thomas (Jessie) Beer in Virginia; two daughters, Amy (Mike Livergood) Otto in New York and Tina (Ed) Hallock of Lantz Corners; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Joe (Viv) Beer of Elderton; one sister, Kay Rosenberger of Kittanning; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Lisa Tindell; one grandson, Jeffrey Judkins Jr.; one sister, Pat Ellenberger; and one brother, Larry Beer.
Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Hilltop Baptist Church with the Rev. Max Simms, pastor, officiating. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
Memorials may be made to the Visiting Nurses Association of Bradford, the Hilltop Baptist Church, Kids for Cancer or the
. Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
Published in The Bradford Era from Oct. 4 to Oct. 11, 2013