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Raymond John Beard - Class Of 1954

Raymond John Beard


Central 1954 Raymond J. Beard

March 18, 1936 - Dec. 2, 2016

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CARMEL - Raymond J. Beard Jr., 80, Carmel, passed away December 2, 2016. He was born March 18, 1936, in South Bend, the son of the late Raymond J. Sr. and Peggy (Solloway) Beard. He married MaryAnn (Soos) Beard on April 4, 1959. She preceded him in passing January 13, 2016, after 56 years of marriage.

Ray was a graduate of South Bend Central High School. He proudly served in the United States Army. He enjoyed fishing, bowling, and was especially fond of playing euchre. He was an avid Notre Dame fan. He worked for many years in the food/grocery industry and developed many friendships while doing so. He maintained his quick wit and sense of humor throughout his life.

He is survived by two daughters, Bev (Dave) Borbely and Karen Birsfield; grandchildren, Joe (Samantha) Borbely, Laura Borbely, Brian Borbely, A.J. Birsfield, and Abby Birsfield; one great-grandchild, Avery Jade Borbely; two sisters, Nancy Flanders and Debi (Dan) Trossen; and several nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to express their gratitude for the wonderful care given by Spring Mill Meadows.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be shared by visiting

Arrangements were entrusted to Flanner and Buchanan - Carmel.

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Flanner and Buchanan – Carmel

325 E Carmel Dr

Carmel, IN 46032

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Published in South Bend Tribune on Dec. 11, 2016

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