Andrew H. Beros, 86, of Senecaville passed away Wednesday (May 23, 2012) at SEORMC.
He was born May 8, 1926 in Barberton and was the son of the late John and Mary (Kascak) Beros.
Mr. Beros was a lifelong farmer; he worked in the Steel Mills in Cleveland in the early 1950’s, was owner of the former Club 313 in the mid 1950’s to the early 1960’s. He also owned the former Home Grill in Byesville in the 1950’s. He was Guernsey County Sheriff from 1965 – 1980. He retired from Central Ohio Coal after 10 years of service.
He was a lifelong member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Kipling VFW # 7371, the State Sheriff’s Association, and was an Army Veteran of the Korean War.
Mr. Beros was proud of his Slovak heritage and had visited Slovakia several times. He enjoyed farming and was proud to have raised his family on the original Beros Family farm; he also enjoyed gardening and working outdoors.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years Mary (Zayac) Beros whom he married September 1, 1951 and passed away February 19, 2008; two brothers, Mike and Joe; five sisters, Mary, Ann, Pauline, Vera and Helen.
He is survived by nine children, all of whom reside in Guernsey County including; Carol McConnell, Barbara (Rick) Jefferis, David (Connie) Beros, Kathy (Dave) Linn, John (Jane) Beros, Jeff Beros, Debbie (Hal)Tostenson , Tim (Cindy) Beros, Lori Beros; twenty three grandchildren, Kelly Dickerson, Brian McConnell, Scott Boyd, Zach Boyd, Alyssa Jefferis, Eric Jefferis, Ben Jefferis, Ryan Jefferis, Crissy Jefferis, Troy Beros, Arianne Beros, Emily Johnson, Jennifer Snyder, Jason Linn, Sarah Beros, Steve Beros, Bobby Beros, Jedd Beros, Lynsey Beros, Kelsey Beros, Leanna Bates, Audrey Beros and Luke Beros; seventeen great grandchildren, Alexis Spitzer, Austin Spitzer, Alyssa Dickerson, Autumn Dickerson, Devin Dickerson, Clayton McConnell, Aaron McConnell, Julia McConnell, Ryleigh Jenkins, Austin Jenkins, Emerson Jefferis, Jack and Henry Boyd, Finn and Isabella Boyd, Keagan Meek, and Haidyn Beros; special friends, Dave and Ellen Adair of Cambridge.
Calling hours will be Friday from 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Black-Epperson Funeral Home, Senecaville where a prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m.
Services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday at St. Benedict Catholic Church with Fr. Robert Borer and Evang. Mark Beros officiating.
Burial will be in Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery with military services conducted by the Guernsey County Veterans Council.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Mary and Andrew Memorial Scholarship Fund at PNC Bank.