Beinhauer Family Funeral Homes
2828 Washington Road
McMurray, PA 15317


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Age 94, formerly of Upper St. Clair, passed away on August 2, 2014. Beloved husband for 68 years to Elnora (Schweinebraten); loving father of Donna (Jerry) Thrasher, Joan (late Rick ) Kerlin and Joseph (Cindie) Phillips; grandfather of Tanya (William Cabeza) Thrasher; proud Pap-Pap of Kaden and Chase Thrasher; son of the late Joseph and Emma Phillips. Preceded in death by sisters, Dorothy Cursi and Loretta Schweinebraten. Joe is also survived by nieces, a nephew and great-nephews. He served in the US Navy during WW II in the Pacific. After returning home, he married, built his own home and began a 42-year career with Exxon Corporation. He greatly enjoyed hunting, trap shooting, golf, travel and spending time with his family. He was an active member of Bethany Presbyterian Church in Bridgeville, PA, for over 80 years. He was an exceptionally hard worker all of his life and kept busy after retirement. Affectionately known as "Mr. P." in the neighborhood, he was always there to help a neighbor when something needed to be fixed, grass needed to be cut or snow needed to be shoveled. He will be greatly missed by his loving family and friends. Funeral arrangements by BEINHAUERS. Friends and family will be welcome at 2828 Washington Road, McMurray, 724-941-3211, on Monday, August 5, 2014, 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Bethany Presbyterian Church, 740 Washington Avenue, Bridgeville, PA 15017. Everyone please meet at church. Interment in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Bethany Presbyterian Church (Stained Glass Window Fund) or the Richard H. Kerlin Memorial Fund, c/o The Pittsburgh Foundation, Five PPG Place, Suite 250, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Aug. 3, 2014
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