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John L. Beard Sr.

John L. Beard Sr. of Kennett Square John L. Beard Sr., 84, of Kennett Square, died Thursday June 20, 2013 at his home. He was the husband of Ida L. DiMario Beard with whom he shared 63 years of marriage. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late LeRoy T. and Eva Loomis Beard. He lived in Glenmoore, and moved to Kennett Square to begin 6th grade. He was a 1947 graduate of Kennett High School. He learned the carpenter trade with Bill Worrall. He was self-employed in the building business prior to running Beard's Wallpaper and Paint Store. Later he was superintendent with the Leonard Pevar Construction Co. He was most proud of his partnership in John L. Beard and Son Builders for over 30 years in Kennett Square. In retirement he enjoyed restoring and racing his antique midget racecar. He was a member of the Kennett Lodge No. 475 F&AM and was a past high priest of Chapter and past master of the Blue Lodge. He also enjoyed vacationing in Florida with his wife and was looking forward to meeting his first great-grandchild. He is survived by his beloved wife Ida; one daughter, Joan Miller (Brinis); one son, John L. Beard Jr. (Jennifer); and three grandchildren, Erin Miller, John L. Beard III (Lindsay) and Anna Beard. You are invited to visit with John's family from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, at the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home Inc., (610-444-4116) 250 W. State St., Kennett Square, PA 19348. His funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. Interment will follow in Union Hill Cemetery. Contributions in his memory may be made to Kennett Area Community Service or KACS, PO Box 1025, Kennett Square, PA 19348. To share a memory with John's family, please visit www.griecocares.com.

Funeral Home

Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home Inc
250 W State St Kennett Square, PA 19348
(610) 444-4116
Published in The Daily Local on June 21, 2013
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