James Paul Beischer Jr., 53, loving husband of Kirsten Fine Beischer, died Sunday, March 23, 2014.
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Born in Carbondale, Pa., he was the son of Virginia Rotell Beischer and the late James Paul Beischer Sr. Jim graduated from Western Wayne High School in Lake Ariel, Pa., in 1978 and earned a BS in communications from Marywood University in Scranton, Pa. He was a real estate agent for Dan Ryan Builders and attended Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Taylors, S.C. He was active as a volunteer at Our Lady of the Rosary Church in Greenville, S.C., where he was deeply committed as a lector and a devout Catholic. He was also a Fourth Degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus Council 1668 of Greenville, S.C. Jim was a great cook and loved to share his dishes with family and friends.
Surviving, in addition to his wife and mother, are a daughter, Alexandra Carley Beischer of Charleston, S.C.; stepson, Sebastien Gerber of Mulhouse, France; and brother, Christopher (Gigi) Beischer of Cliffside Park, N.J.; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by daughter, Gabrielle Anita; sister, Anita Marie; and brother, Jeffrey Phillip.
Visitation will be Saturday, March 29, 2014, from 9:30 to 12 p.m. in Croghan Hall at Prince of Peace Catholic Church. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. at Prince of Peace Catholic Church with a reception immediately following the Mass. A celebration of Jim's life will be held at the Knights of Columbus at 4 p.m. on Mauldin Road. A memorial Mass and celebration will be held at a future date at St. Thomas More Church in Lake Ariel, Pa.
Memorials may be made to the
, 3535 Pelham Road, Suite 101, Greenville, SC 29615; or to the Knights of Columbus, Council 1668, 762 Mauldin Road, Greenville, SC 29607.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.thom asmcafee.com, Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown.
Thomas McAfee Funeral Home - Downtown Chapel
639 North Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601
Published in Scranton Times on Mar. 28, 2014