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Bill Beatty

Minersville, Pennsylvania

July 6, 2024

Bill Beatty Obituary

Bill Beatty, 67, of Minersville, died Saturday July 6 at St. Lukes Hospital Allentown.  "Born in the USA" on July 28, 1956, Bill Beatty was the son of the late Mary (Pohedra) and George "Shadow" Beatty of Minersville.  Bill was a proud 1974 graduate of Minersville Area High School. He also graduated from McCann School of Business as a medical assistant. Working in sales and quality control, Bill was employed at Craftex Mills, B&K Installations, the Pottsville Republican, and R&R Auto Group.  A music aficionado, Bill knew the most obscure details about musicians and their recordings, and especially enjoyed listening to Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie, and the Rolling Stones. He was a performer at heart, one of the founding members of the group Sheriff Jones. His rendition of "Dead Dog Blues" was an oft-requested crowd-pleaser! As a member of the MAHS marching band, he liked to toss the bass drum mallet into the air during parades, much to the enjoyment of the crowd and the chagrin of his band director.  Bill's sense of humor was renowned. He could always be counted on to tell a funny joke or story. His escapades were legendary!  In addition to his parents, Bill was predeceased by his dear friends Vinnie Kalochie, Alan Bobinas, Art Yannacone, Sam Leone, Clerv Artz, Sam Watts, and pets Cupcake and Misty. He is survived by cousins Olwen Frantz, David Frantz, Donna Harris, Stacy Gober, his sister and caregiver Olwyn Beatty, and his furry friend Tootsie.  All are respectfully invited to attend a Visitation Saturday, July 13 from 9:00 to 11:00 am at the Mahal-Ritzel Funeral Home Inc., Minersville.  Inurnment Mount Peace Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, it was Bill's request that donations be made to either the Minersville Public Library, 220 S. Fourth Street, Minersville, PA 17954 or the Ruth Steinert Memorial SPCA, P.O. Box 332, Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972. Donations will be accepted at the funeral home. Mahal-Ritzel Funeral Home Inc., Minersville entrusted with the arrangements. .

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Bill Beatty, 67, of Minersville, died Saturday July 6 at St. Lukes Hospital Allentown.  "Born in the USA" on July 28, 1956, Bill Beatty was the son of the late Mary (Pohedra) and George "Shadow" Beatty of Minersville.  Bill was a proud 1974 graduate of Minersville Area High School. He also graduated from McCann School of Business as a medical assistant. Working in sales and quality control, Bill was employed at Craftex Mills, B&K Installations, the Pottsville Republican, and R&R Auto Group.  A music aficionado, Bill knew the most obscure details about musicians and their recordings, and especially enjoyed listening to Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie, and the Rolling Stones. He was a performer at heart, one of the founding members of the group Sheriff Jones. His rendition of "Dead Dog Blues" was an oft-requested crowd-pleaser! As a member of the MAHS marching band, he liked to toss the bass drum mallet into the air during parades, much to the enjoyment of the crowd and the chagrin of his band director.  Bill's sense of humor was renowned. He could always be counted on to tell a funny joke or story. His escapades were legendary!  In addition to his parents, Bill was predeceased by his dear friends Vinnie Kalochie, Alan Bobinas, Art Yannacone, Sam Leone, Clerv Artz, Sam Watts, and pets Cupcake and Misty. He is survived by cousins Olwen Frantz, David Frantz, Donna Harris, Stacy Gober, his sister and caregiver Olwyn Beatty, and his furry friend Tootsie.  All are respectfully invited to attend a Visitation Saturday, July 13 from 9:00 to 11:00 am at the Mahal-Ritzel Funeral Home Inc., Minersville.  Inurnment Mount Peace Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, it was Bill's request that donations be made to either the Minersville Public Library, 220 S. Fourth Street, Minersville, PA 17954 or the Ruth Steinert Memorial SPCA, P.O. Box 332, Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972. Donations will be accepted at the funeral home. Mahal-Ritzel Funeral Home Inc., Minersville entrusted with the arrangements. .

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Bill Beatty hosted by Mahal-Ritzel Funeral Home, Inc..

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