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In Memory of

William George Beitz

April 13, 1941 - November 28, 2016

Obituary


BEITZ, William "Bill" George, 75, of the Moseley/Midlothian area, passed away on November 28, 2016, from surgical complications. He was born on April 13, 1941 in Bronx, New York to the late William and Ann Beitz. He was predeceased by his wife of 49 years, Marie Beitz. Survivors include his three children, Laura Turk and her husband, Bobby, William "Billy" Beitz and his wife, Lisa and Kristie Beitz; five grandchildren, Zach, Holt and Anna Marie Turk, and Sammy and Jacob Beitz; as well as many loving extended family members and friends. He had a very...

BEITZ, William "Bill" George, 75, of the Moseley/Midlothian area, passed away on November 28, 2016, from surgical complications. He was born on April 13, 1941 in Bronx, New York to the late William and Ann Beitz. He was predeceased by his wife of 49 years, Marie Beitz. Survivors include his three children, Laura Turk and her husband, Bobby, William "Billy" Beitz and his wife, Lisa and Kristie Beitz; five grandchildren, Zach, Holt and Anna Marie Turk, and Sammy and Jacob Beitz; as well as many loving extended family members and friends. He had a very special place in his heart for his Aunt Rose Mirabile and Marie's kidney donor, Muffie Schick. Bill graduated from Archbishop Molloy High School and St. Johns's University in New York. He was a proud Navy veteran serving his country during the Vietnam War, where he was stationed on Guam. He was an aviation officer and served his country with pride. Upon his return, he completed his MBA from St. John's University. Bill's main passion was his family and he always put them first. He was an amazing caregiver for his late wife, dedicated father and a devoted Pops. He found great joy in cheering for his children and grandchildren on the soccer field, basketball court and field hockey field from preschool through college. He loved his New York Giants, New York Mets as well as University of Virginia, Liberty University and Radford University sports. He was an avid reader and believed in the value of education. He loved sharing a good meal and wine with family and friends. Bill embraced his wife's Italian heritage and always bragged about her fabulous cooking. He enjoyed the many years he spent with his family in Duck, North Carolina fishing and searching for the best fish tacos. Bill was a spirited child and a spiritual adult. While he tested the nuns' patience, they obviously made a great impression on him. He relied on his Catholic faith for so many things during his life and he enjoyed spending time gardening at church. A memorial service will be celebrated on December 2 at 11 a.m., with visitation at 10 a.m. at Church of the Epiphany, 11000 Smoketree Drive by Monsignor Thomas Shreve. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Church of the Epiphany Columbarium Fund or donate a book to a local charity to encourage the love of reading to others.