Bean, Joseph Matthew

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Joseph Matthew Bean, 94 of Pearisburg, VA passed away Monday, June 17, 2019 at Heritage Hall Rich Creek Nursing Home. Mr. Bean was born on February 28, 1925 in Scranton, PA and was a son of the late Frank Bean and Helen Moran Bean. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, John and two sisters, Eleanor and Margo.

Mr. Bean attended Technical High School and the University of Scranton. He was a World War II U.S. Navy Veteran. He was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church in Pearisburg and was a retired health claims analyst for N.A.LC. Health Benefits in Reston, VA.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Margie Earnest Bean of Pearisburg, sister-in-law, Kay Bean of Rockville, MD, and many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday, June 21, 2019 at 1:00pm at the Givens Funeral Chapel in Pearisburg with the Rev. Ted Anders officiating. Burial will be Saturday, June 22, 2019 at the Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg at 11am. The family will receive friends at the Givens Funeral Chapel from 12 – 1 pm before the service.

Donations may be made to the Holy Family Catholic Church in Pearisburg.

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