Charles Beyer, 90, of West Orange died Feb. 25, 2015. Born and raised in Camden, he lived in New York City before residing in Cherry Hill for over 40 years. He then lived in Long Island for two years before moving to West Orange in 2013.
Mr. Beyer worked for Greyhound Bus Company as a safety director for over 40 years. He also repaired watches and jewelry.
He attended Mastbaum University of Technology in Philadelphia, where he studied marine electrical engineering. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II in the Ardennes, central Europe, northern France, the Rhineland, Normandy, and the Asiatic Pacific theater. He received a distinguished unit badge, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, a Purple Heart, and a Bronze Star. He also later served as a supervisor of an army rest and recreation center, writing, directing, and producing shows and entertainment for the troops.
He was a member of Free and Accepted Masons of Cherry Hill.
Predeceased by his wife, Paula, in 2006, he is survived by his daughter, Rabbi Cecelia Beyer (Gabe Rosenberg) of Springfield.
Services were held March 5 at Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael, Springfield, with arrangements by Ross’ Shalom Chapels, Springfield.