Edward Van Beers, 84; Operated Pittsfield Plumbing & Heating

Edward Van Beers, 84;

Operated Pittsfield

Plumbing & Heating

PITTSFIELD – Edward John Van Beers, 84, who for years operated Pittsfield Plumbing & Heating, passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 11, 2019.
Edward was born on March 5, 1934 in Paterson, N.J., a son of the late Charles Vincent Sepione and Kathryn Viedas.
Edward was an avid coin and stamp collector. He enjoyed tending his vegetable gardens, walking his land, watching a Yankees’ game, a good game of horseshoes, and reading anything non-fiction. Most notably; he was a jack of all trades and loved to work.
Right up until recent times, he still had plans for building projects and improvements around his home. At Pittsfield Plumbing, he provided area homeowners with supplies and well-appreciated guidance.
He is survived by his partner of 35 years, Esther Whittaker; children, Edward (Lauren) Van Beers II, Kathe (Jim Goldie) Rutler, Sharon (Scott) Wilson and John Mitchell; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brothers, Walter (Connie) Van Beers and Bill Van Beers.
Calling hours are 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17, at the Johnston Funeral Home, 60 Broad Street, Morris. A graveside service will take place in the spring.
Donations in memory of Edward may be made to the Pittsfield Fire Department, 167 State Highway 80, New Berlin, New York 13411.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Johnston Funeral Home, Morris.


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