|Birth: ||Jun. 22, 1942|
|Death: ||Jun. 7, 2012|
US Marine Corps
The North County Times - 5 Aug 2012
Joseph F. Beard recently passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at Thornton Hospital, La Jolla. He was born in Augusta, Ga., and spent his first years moving between the Carolina's and Florida. He joined the USMC at age 17 and would spend 27 years of his life as a Marine, serving two tours in Vietnam where he was awarded the bronze star serving with E Company 3rd Battalion Force Recon, and later retiring as a Major. He married his soul mate in 1978 and together they shared nearly 35 years of life, love and friendship. He was the father of one son, David J. Beard, but a father figure to many. He is survived by his widow, Dorothy J. Beard; his son, David J. Beard; and his brother, Ron Loy. He was an example to all through his honesty, integrity, and unwavering dedication to his family and friends. His accomplishments were not the title he held, but rather the experiences that enriched his life. His valiant battle waged against cancer was endless, however, it is now his time to enjoy the eternal rest he so deserves. We thank you for your love, kindness and amazing example you have been in our lives. We will forever miss you. A memorial service was held on Wednesday, August 1st, at Saint John's Parish, 1001 Encinitas Blvd., Encinitas, CA.
Created by: Pennsylvania Lady
Record added: Aug 26, 2012
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