David Edward Bever

BEVER, David Edward, 61, of Weirton, WV, died Friday, March 28, 2014, at the Valley Hospice Care Center North in Steubenville, OH.

Born on June 22, 1952, in Steubenville, OH, David was a son of the late D. Kenneth and Evelyn G. Rentsch Bever.

He was also preceded in death by his nephew, Shawn Bever; his niece, Marisa Licata; and his brother-in-law, Charles Licata.

David retired after a 25 year career with Weirton Steel, where he worked as a Reel Man on the Number 9 Tandem Mill. He also enjoyed electronics and put his skills to work as a Sound System Technician for the First United Methodist Church in Weirton. He will always be remembered as being a laid back quiet person who was extremely knowledgeable in electronics and music trivia.

He was an avid WVU and Pittsburgh Steeler fan. In his free time, he enjoyed attending sporting events in Morgantown, Pittsburgh and the surrounding area. He also enjoyed walking his dog.

He was a long standing member of the First United Methodist Church, where he sang in the choir. He was also a member of the Weirton Steel 25 Year Club and the Moose Lodge 688.

David is survived by his sister, Donna Kaye Licata; and his two brothers, Kenneth (Connie) Bever and William (Carolyn) Bever all of Weirton; his nieces and nephews, Tom (Jara) Bever, Chrissy (David) Dalrymple, Sandy (Paul) Hansen, Melany (John) Bever, Billy (Michele) Bever, Chad Bever, Jared, Christopher and Michael Licata.

Visitation will be 10 a.m. until the time of his memorial service at 11 a.m. Wednesday, at the First United Methodist Church 3301 West Street Weirton, WV. Rev. Timothy Conrad will preside.

Cremation and memorial services are under the care of the Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton.

His family would like to thank Dr. Rangen Bhandari of Steubenville and Dr. Frederick Reu and Mary Ann Karam, RN of the Multiple Myeloma Program at the Cleveland Clinic.

Memorial contributions in David’s memory can be made to First United Methodist Church, 3301 West Street, Weirton, WV 26062 or Valley Hospice, 10686 State Route 150, Rayland, OH 43943 or Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195.

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