Robert A. Beam

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Robert A. Beam

November 05, 1943 - November 07, 2018

Robert A. Beam Bob, age 75, of Johnstown, PA passed away on Wednesday November 7, 2018 at his daughter's home in Chambersburg, PA. Bob was born in Johnstown, PA on November 5, 1943, son of the late Clair and the late Sara (Bowman) Beam. Bob is preceded in death by former wife and best friend, Elizabeth Sandoval and one daughter Janice Arendas.
Bob is survived by his four children: Bobbie Jo (wife of Steve) Gilbert, Rhonda (wife of Rodney) Campbell, Ronald J. Rhoades Jr. and Joyce (wife of Jeffrey) Courtney. Numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren which he loved spending time with. He enjoyed refinishing furniture, antiques, fishing, playing the lottery, watching football and baseball, and spending time with family. He was a veteran of the US Army from 1961 to 1963. Retired from his own painting business ( B.J.s Painting ) in 2000 due to health issues. He was always coming up with his own inventions of some sort. He was a selfless man, who cared for many people in his life and would do anything for anyone. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to American Cancer Society PO Box 42040 Oklahoma City, OK 73123

Services are private and at the convenience of the family. The family has entrusted Bob's care to Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home in McConnellsburg, PA. Online condolences may be expressed at
Published on November 8, 2018
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Sheena & the boys
Nov 11, 2018
I'll never forget the smile you had on your face as we would walk in gram's apt and the boys would hug you. Pappy bob You are greatly missed already. Love you! See you soon. ♥️
Bobbie Jo
Nov 10, 2018
Daddy was a very special man to a lot of people.. He was my first love.. always been there whenever I needed him in every way possible! A true father, that in my eyes can't be matched. I will love & miss him forever & always! I am so glad I was able to bring you to my house to care for you and spend some time with you.. You now are pain free and in heaven with passed loved ones.. I LOVE YOU DADDY! ... Forever your girl! XOXO
Nov 09, 2018
I'm so sorry to hear about Bob. He used to help me when we had the little store at the Connor Tower's. He was always such a big help to me and a good friend. Again I'm so sorry for your family's loss. May he rest in peace.
Anthony Arendas
Nov 09, 2018
A candle has been lit in remembrance.
Patricia (stephens) Miller
Nov 09, 2018
Bob has always been a good friend for many years while our kids were young and played together. I will always miss his smile and sense of humor. may you rest in peace
Anthony Arendas
Nov 09, 2018
🕯A candle lit in remembrance 🕯
Ronald j. Rhoades
Nov 09, 2018
You were a very special man. God knows we didn't always get along when I was younger but we developed a close relationship over the years and I'm going miss you as my Dad and my friend... You will and are sadly missed. I love you...
Wanda Stutzman
Nov 09, 2018
So very for your loss. It has been a rough year for you. But things will get better. Believe.
Nov 08, 2018
You have always been there for Momma, myself and the rest of my siblings. Anyone that knew you , knew you would do anything for anyone no questions asked. You have been a true blessing in my life since I was just a very little girl. You may not have been my biological father but you where definitely my true Daddy.
You will be sadly missed and forever in my heart.