Love and memories last forever...
  • 71 years old
  • Born on August 10, 1944 .
  • Passed away on June 20, 2016 .

Joseph William Beamer, Jr., 71, of Port Aransas, TX, formerly of Mullica Hill, passed away suddenly on June 20, 2016.

After high school, Joe served in the Navy and was in the Vietnam War.  He was actively involved in the American Legion in Mullica Hill.  After the Navy, he went to work as an Ironworker with local #399 in Westville.  Joe worked on many buildings and bridges in the area over the next 40 years, including the Delaware Memorial, Walt Whitman and the Commodore Barry.

Joe-known as Butch by his close family and friends was a loving and caring family man.  He enjoyed being with his family, especially if it meant taking his kids hunting and fishing.  Joe loved being outside, whether it meant going crabbing in Fortescue or tending to his garden.  Joe had a green thumb, and planted a garden everywhere he went.  If he was not out doing any of these things, you could find him at Cowtown looking for the next great deal.

Joe is famous for his whistle, deviled eggs, baking and the joy of being Bingo Joe. When Joe retired, he and Mary traveled around the country, settling in Texas.  From New Jersey to Texas, he never met a stranger.  Joe talked to everyone with a smile on his face and a twinkle in his eye.

Joe will be remembered with the love and laughter as we recount cherished memories and stories of his life.

Beloved husband of Mary M. (nee Weston) Beamer, devoted father of William Beamer (Barbara), Robert Beamer (Joanne), Tammi DeMarzio (Robert, Jr.) and the late Joseph W. Beamer, III. Loving grandfather of Daniel, Haley (Croffard), Andrew, Dakota, and Lauren and great grandfather of Colton. Dear brother of Constance (George) Wagoner and Alberta (Robert) Campbell. In addition to his son, Mr. Beamer was predeceased by his parents Lorana (Truitt) and Joseph W. Beamer, Sr.

Family and friends are invited to his visitation Sat. June 25, from 9-11am at FERTIG FUNERAL HOME, 63 N. Main St., Mullica Hill, NJ 08062, where services will begin at 11am. Interment Hillcrest Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the American Heart Association or the charity of your choice. 

Posted by Jackie Jeffries on June 20, 2017
It's hard to believe that a tear has passed since Joe has been gone! He was one fine human being and will forever be in our thoughts and prayers! Miss you Joe!
Posted by Cindy&Troy Reid on July 11, 2016
Thank you Joe for your wonderful smile. You always tried to encourage everyone to have a great day. You sure made Bingo fun & interesting at Pioneer. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all.
Posted by David Schad on June 24, 2016
To the Beamer family, I did not know Joe well, but it is so true that Joe told stories well. He engaged in conversation with everyone he met. Treasure the wonderful memories of his smile and laughter. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Posted by Dawn Rabon on June 24, 2016
How we will miss Joe. He always had a smile for everyone and if you were new to Pioneer he would make sure you felt welcome. Bingo, in fact nothing, will be the same without him.
Posted by Nancy Long on June 24, 2016
We will miss you Joe! You always had a happy smile for everyone. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mary and your family.
Posted by Alice Sloan on June 24, 2016
Mary and family. My prayers are with you and family. We are going to miss Joe in so many ways! His smile, instant friendly greeting to all, helpful in every way possible, ready to joke and tease with friends! Our condolences, Alice and Thom
Posted by Rachael Smith on June 24, 2016
I am so sorry to hear about Uncle Butch. I remember how much he used to make me laugh! My prayers to all of the family.
Posted by Barbara O'Brien-Beckley on June 23, 2016
Even though we've only know Joe and Mary a few years, they felt like family. Pioneer won't be the same without him. He made us laugh, teased me about snakes, and called a great Bingo. Mary, you have our sympathy, prayers and love. Wish we be with you.
Posted by Johnson Family on June 23, 2016
Dear Beamer family: I wish to convey my sincerest condolences to your entire family. Losing a loved one in death is one is one of the hardest things that anyone will ever have to deal with. There is a great hope held out to us for the future because God promises to bring those we lost back to life by means of a resurrection to a paradise earth, where sickness and death will be no more. I hope this brief message will bring you a measure of comfort in this difficult time.
Posted by Kim Meadows on June 23, 2016
Mary you and your family are in my prayers. I'm so glad that me and my family had the privilege to meet you and Joe. I will always cherish the memories I have of him. Every time we build a campfire we always talk about him and the way he would laugh at us for using so much lighter fluid. I'll miss his phone calls and texts but will keep him and you forever in my heart. Love you Joe
Posted by Bob Cain on June 23, 2016
The earlier statement of "Joe never knew a stranger" is very true. At Pioneer he knew all of us and always had a kidding remark next to his Hello greeting. He was fun. Be well Mary and know, as I do, Pioneer friends are forever.
Posted by Gary Swenson on June 23, 2016
Dear Mary and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you during these difficult times. Joe was such a wonderful individual. He always had a great smile and a big hello every time he would greet someone. A terrific conversationalist, and story teller with great jokes. Everyone that ever met Joe loved him. God Bless.
Posted by Janet Wilson on June 23, 2016
Joe Beamer was the best friend anyone could ask for. Les and I will miss you. I always knew I could call you and you would make me laugh. I will always cherish the visit Les and I had with you and Mary. I am so pleased we got to visit you both at the campground in TX. We will all meet up with you again one day.
Posted by Jackie Jeffries on June 23, 2016
Joe, you have been a good friend for many years at Port Aransas! Last year we are especially thankful for our get together soon at the Butter Churn! The winter was not the same as we were not there to share potlucks and bingo. You "didn't call my number Joe" but you tried! I will miss you! I pray that you will look after your Mary and your family and friends from your new "gig"! RIP Joe from JaKaa and John, Annie too!
Posted by Beverly Romero on June 23, 2016
Mary and family, You are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry for your loss of a great person. Remember the fun times and cherish them in your heart forever. We will never forget Joe. Funny story. Joe was the first person we met at Pioneer in Port Aransas TX. In the first 5 minutes he talked us into doing the Pioneer Senior Olympics because Bud and Elaine were short people on their team. Turned out it was a lot of fun so we thanked him for that. He was a fun person and always had a smile and "hello" for everyone. We will miss that smile and will never forget Joe. Pioneer Bingo will never be the same without him.
Posted by Lissa Schad on June 23, 2016
When did our friendship begin, Oh so many years ago. Joe you are a wonderful man with always a ready smile. You will always be missed at our Pioneer Home. I am going to miss seeing you at the mail room window and you saying How you doing Dear. Also seeing you smile and wave as we drove by or just stopping in the street to speak to you. Mary and your family I am so very sorry for you loss.
Posted by Merna Hyham on June 23, 2016
Dear Mary, Rog and I so sorry for your loss. Joe was a very good and friendly face. Our prayers are with you and your family. Hugs
Posted by Ann Fitzpatrick on June 23, 2016
Connie, My prayers are with you and your family during this stressful time. It is so difficult to lose someone close to you. Try to think of your brother as now in Heaven and with the Lord and probably meeting many of his friends.
Posted by Dakota Burt on June 22, 2016
I love you so much poppy and I will never forget all the fun and magical times we had together and the funny jokes you told and the times you would playfully yell at people love you poppy rip pop love duh
Posted by Regina Lester on June 22, 2016
Thank you for all your kindness you showed my family and I when we stayed at the Pipestem Campground,Wv.I often wondered why you picked WV knowing the places you have seen.But now I know God was showing me Favor as meeting such a great friend.Thank you for all the great times,and laughs we shared..Love you Joe I will never forget how God blessed us with you.
Posted by Betty Moorman on June 22, 2016
Jack and I will most definitely miss Joe. I'm hoping and praying for Mary and their family during this time. We've been lucky to have him in our lives, for years. We were best friends with Joe and Mary for years. We traveled together to Hawaii, where we had a wonderful time. Then the following year they went with us on an Alaskan cruise, for our 50th Anniversary. We had some wonderful times together in Texas. He called Bingo for us for years. He really enjoyed it. He especially loved calling Dime Bingo. Pioneer RV Park will not be the same without him. Loved you MAN!

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