Barry "Jake" L. Beward

Born: Mon., Mar. 4, 1946
Died: Sun., Mar. 19, 2017

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     Barry L. "Jake" Beward, 71, of Lewistown, died Sunday, March 19, 2017.

     Born March 4,1946 in Mifflin, he was a son of the late Bradford G. and Alma (Shover) Beward.

     He is survived by his wife, Linda (Graham) Beward, five children, Jeannie Beward and companion, Lisa Treaster, of Mifflintown, Randy Lee Beward and wife, Samantha, of Honey Grove, Roseanna Beward Sassaman of Mifflin, Crystal and husband, Bill Schoffstall, Sr.,of East Waterford, and Barry Michael Beward and wife, Jung-Mi, of Las Vegas, Nev.,one sister, Shirley Zeiders and husband, Melvin, of Mifflintown, 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

     He was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters, Bradford Beward, Chalmer Beward, Donald Beward, Joan Rhea, and Mary Berrier.

     Jake worked at Empire Kosher and enjoyed doing carpenter work, walking, and working around the house.

     His memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Mifflintown.

     Memorial contributions may be sent to Guss Funeral Home, Inc., 20 S. Third Street, Mifflintown, PA 17059, who has care of the arrangements.

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Charitable donations may be made in Barry "Jake"'s memory to the following organization:

Guss Funeral Home, Inc.
20 South Third Street, Mifflintown, PA 17059
Tel: 717-436-2149

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Rosemary Loudenslager
   Posted Tue March 21, 2017
To Roseanna, Crystal and family, I am so sorry about the loss of your Dad. Keep remembering this promise:What hope can we have for the dead?
“Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.”
John 5:28, 29

Love, Rose and Harold Loudenslager

Jim & Terry Rhea
   Posted Wed March 22, 2017
Beward family,
I know the pain you're feeling.
Its a pain to strong and deep,
Jake gave you love and life,
That no other you will ever know.
Which makes it all the harder,
When you had to let him go,
But he hasn't really left you,
A love so strong can't fade,
It will stay with you forever,
In the memories together you made.
So hold on tight to his spirit,
And you will find that this is true.
Jake became part of who you are,
So he will always be with you.
Uncle Jake was very special to us
Our Condolences
Jim & Terry Rhea