George C. Beever Jr.

Published on January 16, 2024 Visit Funeral Home Website

George C. Beever Jr., 67 of Ephrata died on January 5, 2024, at the UPMC Hospital Lititz, after a brief illness.

George was born in Baltimore, Maryland, the son of George C. and Leonie Y. (Piepers) Beever. He was the loving husband of Teresa (Marvin) Beever.

George was a member of Our Mother of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Ephrata.

George was a graduate of Calvert Hall College High School, in Towson, Maryland. He attended LaSalle College majoring in history, but after three semesters, he started working for his brother-in-law in Reamstown. In 1983, George joined the East Cocalico Township Police Department, first as a patrolman, then he was promoted to corporal and shift supervisor and shortly thereafter he was named as the department’s first detective. In 1994, George accepted the position as Chief. George retired in 2015 after proudly serving the Cocalico Community in law enforcement for 32 years.

Among his interests and hobbies was model rocketry. George was one of the founding members of the Southern Pennsylvania Area Association of Rocketry (S.P.A.A.R.), which is a chartered section of the National Association of Rocketry. He began building and flying model rockets in 1968. George was also a home-brewer. He enjoyed experimenting with different flavors and ingredients to create unique brews. Through this hobby, he met one of his most cherished friends, Paul Clairs, who resides in Queensland, Australia.

Hailing from Baltimore, George was an avid Ravens Football fan. He delighted in preparing various home-gate foods for these games and gathering family to enjoy them. The Orioles held a special place in his heart also, as his hometown team.

The ocean, Chesapeake Bay, deep sea fishing, the Bay Bridge and any feast of Maryland Blue Crabs, would elicit fond memories for him.

George was especially touched by those with disabilities, particularly Downs Syndrome, and was keenly interested in the work of the Special Olympics.

In addition to his wife, George is survived by two sons: Mark A. and Timothy E., and a daughter, Erin A. Everhart (JT), all of Ephrata. George is also survived by two sisters, Carol T. Williams (Rob) of Cartersville, Georgia, and Terri A. Clark (Ron) of Baltimore, brother-in-law Jerry Sheets of Darlington, Maryland, two nephews and three nieces. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Denise L. Sheets.

A Remembrance Gathering will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2024, beginning at 2 o’clock PM at the Reamstown Fire Hall, 12 West Church Street, Reamstown, PA 17567.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in George’s name to Gigi’s Playhouse Lancaster, 2503 Oregon Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601 (