Stanley T. Beaver


Stanley Thurman Beaver, 89, of Secane, PA, formerly of Philadelphia and Morton, PA, passed away peacefully at his home on February 22, 2017.

Mr. Beaver was born on February 17, 1928, in Wilburton #2 in Columbia County, PA.  At 14, his family moved to Southwest Philadelphia.  He played clarinet and guitar in the John Bartram High School band and was graduated in 1945.

Mr. Beaver entered the US Army in 1946 and was honorably discharged in 1948.  He married the former Estelle Suplee in 1949, and they were married for 60 years at her death in June 2010.

Mr. Beaver was employed as a machinist at the Sunoco Refinery in South Philadelphia for 45 years and retired in 1992.

Mr. Beaver enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling, and golfing.  After retirement, he loved spending time in his seashore home and traveling throughout the US in his motorhome with his wife, Estelle. Mr. Beaver sang bass as a member of the Delchordians and the Bryn Mawr barbershop choruses of SPEBSQSA.  He also sang in too many barbershop quartets to name, including those with his son Richard, as well as a gospel quartet with his wife Estelle, son Richard, and daughter Linda.
Mr. Beaver is survived by his wife, Charlotte, his daughters Linda Beaver and Judith Wiedman (Robert), sons Richard (Marilyn), Randolph (Eileen), and David (Maria), his grandchildren Gregory, Justin, Allison, Nicholas and Luke Weidman, as well as many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his brother Gerald (Ruthann) of Elverson , Pa.  He was the stepfather of the late Tracey Fogel Dougherty (Steven) and the beloved step-grandfather of Justin, Meghan, and Mellissa of Collingdale PA.  He was the step grandfather of Adam (Dan), Louis, Timothy and Dorian (Victoria) Bridglal, and the step great-grandfather of Sophia.
Interment will be private.

Relatives and friends are invited to his visitation on Saturday, March 4, 2017 after 1:30 PM at the Kovacs Funeral Home, Inc., 530 W. Woodland Avenue, Springfield, PA 19064 until the time of his funeral service at 2:30 PM.

The family would appreciate memorial gifts in his memory be sent to the American Diabetes Association, 150 Monument Rd., Suite 100, Bala Cynwyd, PAA 19004.


Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 1:30 PM

530 W. Woodland Ave., Springfield, PA, 19064

  Funeral Service

Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 2:30 PM

530 W. Woodland Ave., Springfield, PA, 19064

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Barb Carfolite

I never had the honor of meeting your Dad, Linda, but it was clear to me he had the musical talent o 10 men. His dedication not only to his personal singing life, but also to instill a piece of that in you is a beautiful homage to his love. I understand the feelings of leaving both parents, and pray that the joy of memories and the warmth of the love you shared helps you through the changes this brings in your life in the coming months. I pray for peace for you and your family.

 Posted March 5, 2017 - 7:36am
Cora Ford

So sorry for the loss of Stanley Beaver; May the God of comfort grant the family peace at this sad time. (Isaiah 33: 24)

 Posted March 3, 2017 - 9:32am
Daughter Linda

My mom always said that my dad was her hero. Well he was my hero too. He was the best man I know. Dad was at his best when he was with my mom, and I'll remember fondly their retirement years spent at their little trailer at the seashore and in their motorhome traveling all over the country together and then with their grandkids during vacations and Summers. There are really too many memories to enumerate here, but suffice it to say that I will forever enjoy thinking about him and Mom together, in glory.

 Posted March 1, 2017 - 6:00pm
Douglas Haas

Stan was a great guy. He loved God and he loved his Bible.

 Posted February 27, 2017 - 3:54pm
gerald beaver

We will miss our brother and friend, but in our hearts we know that he is with hi s Lord in heaven. Stan was a beacon of light and a constant source of reliability to his kids and wife. A family man in every way . He was a million laughs, and always had a joke or a funny story. He found the humor in every day life. We spent a lot of time with him when we were raising our kids and our kids remember him very fondly. He will live on in our memories and we look forward to greeting him in heaven some day. Love you brother. Gerry and Ruthann

 Posted February 24, 2017 - 1:37pm

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