David Wade Beamer, 78, of Columbus, passed away July 12, 2020 at Flint
Ridge Nursing Center in Newark after a lingering illness. He was born
in Malta, Ohio, June 22, 1942 to the late O.W. Beamer and Mary Fordham
Beamer. He was a graduate of Malta-McConnelsville High School, Ohio
University, Michigan State University and held a PhD in Physical
Education from Ohio State University. He taught at Northern Illinois
University for several years and later worked for AT&T, from which he
retired in 1998. Following his retirement, he made his home in
He is survived by his mother, Mary Beamer; two sisters, Charlotte
Minnich of Lincolndale, N.Y. and Lois Covington Fuchs of London,
Ontario, Canada; by a brother, Carl Beamer, of Newark; and by five
nieces and one nephew.
A private funeral will be held in McConnelsville, to be followed by a
memorial service at a later date.
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