Ralph W. Beishline Jr.

May 28, 1947 ~ May 31, 2020 (age 73)

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Ralph W. Beishline Jr., 73, of Catawissa went to be with the Lord Sunday, May 31, 2020, at ManorCare Health Services in Williamsport.

Ralph was born May 28, 1947, in Bloomsburg, a son of the late Ralph W. Sr. and Emily (Zanoline) Beishline. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three siblings: Emily Raup, Henry Beishline and Mary Welliver.

Ralph was a graduate of Southern Columbia High School’s Class of 1966 and was proud that he started in school in a one-room school, and then attended Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport. He worked and retired Penn Dot as a foreman for 33 years.

Ralph joined the Army during the Vietnam War. He belonged to the Bloomsburg Archery Club, the N.R.A, and the Bloomsburg Senior Center. He enjoyed archery, fishing, tying his own flies and especially going fly fishing for salmon.

Ralph is survived by his wife of 50 years, the former Rita Broda, to whom he was married on Aug. 23, 1969; three children: Rebecca German and her husband Shawn of Bloomsburg, Bridget Paz and her husband Gabriel of Mechanicsburg, Ralph H. Beishline and his partner Wil Murdock of Harrisburg; four grandchildren: Adelyn and Aiden German, Gabriel Ryan and Braxton A. Paz; and a brother, William Beishline and his wife, Darlene, of Catawissa.

Services will be private and at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Catawissa Hose Company No. 1 at 400 South St., Catawissa, PA 17820.

Family and friends wishing to send online condolences may send to Allen R. Horne Funeral Home, 193 McIntyre Road, Catawissa, is handling arrangements.

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