Don M. Beery (1924 - 2016)

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Don M. Beery, age 91, of Brookville, Pa., passed away on Thursday, March 31, 2016, as a resident of the Jefferson Manor in Brookville.
He was born on May 3, 1924, in Sidney, Ohio, to the late Salthiel A. and Carrie D. (Penrod) Beery.
He was married to Hazel L. (Willison) Beery, who preceded him in death on Aug. 25, 2013.
Don honorably served his country as a member of the United States Navy during World War II, in the Pacific Theater. He retired from the Department of Defense after a 37-year career. He was an aircraft mechanic at the Wright Patterson Air Force Base.
He was a lifetime member of the VFW and a member of the Brookville Church of Christ. Don is survived by one son, David Cowan of Las Vegas, Nev.; one daughter-in-law, Linda (Malcolm) VanSteenberg Goss, of Erie, Pa.; and two grandchildren.
In addition to his wife and parents, Don is preceded in death by three brothers, one sister, and one daughter.
Family and friends will be received from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, 2016, at the McKinney - d'Argy Funeral Home, 345 Main St., Brookville, PA 15825. A funeral service will immediately follow the visitation, beginning at 1 p.m. and officiated by Evangelist John Otis. Interment will take place at the Mount Tabor Cemetery, Eldred Twp., Jefferson Co., Pa.
Memorial donations may be made in his name to the Church of Christ, 20 Hughey Road, Brookville, PA 15825.
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McKinney - d'Argy Funeral Home
345 Main St
Brookville, PA 15825
(814) 849-7375
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Published in The Courier Express on Apr. 3, 2016
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