Johnny L. Beward

Born: Tue., Dec. 20, 1955
Died: Sun., Dec. 29, 2019

GFH door open, but no family present

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Thu., Jan. 02, 2020
Location: Guss Funeral Home, Inc.


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Jan. 02, 2020
Location: Guss Funeral Home, Inc.

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Jan. 03, 2020
Location: Guss Funeral Home, Inc.

Committal Service

Fri., Jan. 03, 2020
Location: St. Stephen's Lutheran Cemetery

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     Johnny L. “Pops” Beward, 64, passed away Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019 at Harrisburg Hospital, surrounded by his family.

     Born Dec. 20, 1955 in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Donald E. and Margaret “Peg” Beward, Sr.

     He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Lydia D. (Swab) Beward, whom he married Nov. 18, 1978; three sons, Gary Beward and wife, Kelly, of Thompsontown, Jason Beward and wife, Chasity, of Mifflintown, and Nick Beward and wife, Bethanie, of Mifflin, and seven grandchildren, Elizabeth, Mason, Grace, Thea, Landon, Brea, and Camden.

     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Ronald E. “Tink” Beward and Donald E. Beward, Jr.

     Johnny worked at Treen Box and Pallet, Mifflintown.

     He enjoyed hunting, cutting wood, attending his grandchildren’s sporting events, vacationing with his closest friends, and spending time with his best furry friend, Rocky.

     His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, at Guss Funeral Home, Inc., 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown, with Vicar Samuel J. Leister officiating. Interment will be in St. Stephen’s Lutheran Cemetery, Licking Creek Valley.

     There will be a viewing from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Rescue Our Furry Friends (ROFF), 133 N. Walnut St., Burnham, PA 17009.

     Condolences may be left at

Charitable donations may be made in Johnny's memory to the following organization:

Rescue Our Furry Friends
133 North Walnut St., Burnham, PA 17009

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Kim Dressler
   Posted Mon December 30, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Your families are in our thoughts and prayers.

Jim sellers
   Posted Tue December 31, 2019
sorry to hear about your loss prayers for you and your family take care. God bless

joyce steffen
   Posted Sun January 05, 2020
Lydia, so sorry for your loss. thoughts and prayers for you and family