Edward Beitel

Obituary of Edward Beitel

January 19, 1933 – August 17, 2020


Edward Beitel, 87, passed from this life to his heavenly home to join his late beloved Ruth, on August 17, 2020 while at his eldest son’s home, Edward J Beitel in Herndon, Va. He was surrounded by the unconditional love of his 5 children. He was born January 19, 1933 in Freeland, Pa. to the late Ferdinand and Julia (Kauker) Beitel.


Ed, loving father, grandfather, great grandfather, survived by his wife Glenna R Beitel and loving children Wendy B Betz, Edward J Beitel, and wife Patricia, William J Beitel and wife Joan, Donna Beitel and Jo-Anne Beitel. Also survived by his beautiful grandchildren and great grandchildren.


Ed enjoyed a sense of travel, cultural diversity and adventure. After serving in the United States Air Force, his profession as communications officer for the Federal Government continued to give him and his family the opportunity to travel the world. Hamburg, Germany, Nicosia, Cyprus, and Bangkok, Thailand were just a few of the places enjoyed during his tours of duty.


Throughout his life he spent time enjoying the great outdoors, camping, fishing, and hunting. Passing his respect and appreciation of nature to his family. He was disciplined and concerned about always leaving it better than he found it.


No matter what he was making, he loved his personal time in his wood working shop. It was his safe haven, a place to ponder, to create, a place to call his own. He was a virtuous man of few words. His works of art spoke of the coming together of family and friends, the quiet sense of dignity and strength, the kind that needs no recognition. Each piece of art so gracefully created, a great demonstration of patience, concern and care.


Ed’s services will be held at 10:30 am on Friday, October 9, 2020, at St John Neumann Catholic Church. His final resting place will be Chestnut Grove Cemetery with military honors at 12:00 pm.


In lieu of flowers, donations can made in memory of Ed to: https://www.snptrust.org/program/pagememorial-or-other-special-gifts/


An honorable man loved and admired by all. We love you Dad and will miss you every moment.


Mass of Christian Burial

10:30 am
Friday, October 9, 2020
St. John Neumann Catholic Church
11900 Lawyers Road
Reston, Virginia, United States


12:00 pm
Friday, October 9, 2020
Chestnut Grove Cemetery
831 Dranesville Road
Herndon, Virginia, United States
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