Beatrice A. "Beatty" (Kistler) Belsak, 84, of New Ringgold, died Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, at Hometown Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, in Tamaqua R.2. She was the widow of the Paul J. "Prox" Belsak, who died in 1990.
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Beatty was a member of the Moose Chapter No. 786, and the West Penn Gun Club. She held lifetime memberships in the Andreas Sporting Club, V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary Post 2198, and New Ringgold Fire Company. She was a member of the 8 & 40 Salon No. 739, Port Clinton Fire Company, Ladies Legion Auxiliary No. 369 of Orwigsburg, South Schuylkill Democratic Club, and 2nd Mountain Rod & Gun Club.
- A member of Friedens Lutheran Church of New Ringgold, Beatty owned the Ringgold Inn since 1968.
Born in Hecla, she was a daughter of the late William and Mamie (Haas) Kistler.
She is survived by three sons, John P. "Jack" Belsak, and his wife Barbara, Paul J. "Bud" Belsak Jr., and his wife Susie, and Leo C. Belsak, and his wife Nadine, all of New Ringgold; two sisters, Mrs. Evelyn (Kistler) Geiger, of New Ringgold, Mrs. Marie (Kistler) Rhubright, of Elysburg, Pa.; one brother, Arthur Kistler, and his wife Gloria, of Orwigsburg; eight grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Yerger, Mrs. Mildred Solary, Mrs. Dorothy Rolland; and brothers, Norman, Willard, Chester, Harold, and William "Chut" Kistler.
Arrangements are being handled by Robert S. Nester Funeral Home Inc., 2066 West Penn Pike, Route 309, New Ringgold, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012.
Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Interment will be at Friedens Lutheran Church Cemetery of New Ringgold.
Memorials in her name may be made to V.F.W. Post No. 2198 Attn: Mrs. Susie Belsak, 43 Ridge Road, New Ringgold, Pa. 17960. Online registry and condolences may be signed at www.griffithsfuneralhomes.com