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Saturday, March 17, 2007

James Robert Beveridge

My father's obituary:

James Robert Beveridge, 84, of Webster, died Monday, March 5, 2007, in UPMC-Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh, from congestive heart disease.

Born July 31, 1922, in Fairmont, W.Va., he was a son of Robert and Madge Sine Beveridge.

Mr. Beveridge retired in 1986 from California University of Pennsylvania, where he was a campus police officer. He also retired in 1972 as a pipefitter from American Chain & Cable Corp., Pages Works, in Monessen. While working in Monessen, he was a grievance man for United Steelworkers of America, Local 1391.

He was a veteran of World War II, having served with the U.S. Army, 38th Infantry Regiment, in Europe and Southeast Asia.

Mr. Beveridge was a 1940 graduate of Charleroi High School. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Charleroi, where he was a deacon.

He was a former volunteer for the Meals on Wheels program in Charleroi. He also was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 167, and American Legion Post 22, both of Charleroi.

On July 5, 1952, he married June Hart, who survives. Also surviving are three sons: James L. Beveridge, and wife, Kristie, of Lewisville, Texas; Scott Beveridge of Webster; and G. Kelly Beveridge, and wife, Charity, of Greensburg; seven grandchildren, Casey, Shannon, Dillon and Victoria Beveridge of Texas, and Kami, Kyle and Kenzie Beveridge of Greensburg; and many nieces and nephews.

Deceased is a brother, Thomas L. Beveridge.

Interment in the Monongahela Cemetery.

The family suggested memorials in Mr. Beveridge’s honor to the California University of Pennsylvania Student Scholarship Fund, The Foundation for Cal U., P.O. Box 668, California, Pa., 15419.

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