Albert L. Beers
September 24, 1927 – February 27, 2021
Albert L. “Al” Beers, 93, of Hendersonville, NC passed away peacefully at Elizabeth House in
Flat Rock on Saturday, February 27. Anne M. Beers nee Grasso, his loving wife of 72 years,
was at his side.
Al was born September 24, 1927, in Bloomfield, NJ to the late Howard Beers and Marcella
Hedden Beers. Al attended Bloomfield HS, had a brief stint in the US Navy, and then attended
Rutgers where he earned a BS in Business Administration. Al and Anne met while working at
Western Union, and were married on October 2, 1948, and moved to nearby Belleville, NJ.
Al began his 40-year career with Interchemical Corp. as an accountant in 1949. Al and Anne
had three children and moved the family to the Detroit area in 1966 via a job transfer. Through
the years there were additional moves and Corporate acquisitions before Al retired in 1988 from
BASF Corp. as VP of Finance.
Al and Anne had long been avid golfers, so when it was time for retirement they opted for a golf
community in the beautiful foothills of Western NC. Kenmure CC was a recently opened club,
so Al and Anne became pioneers and were active in all aspects of the community. Al won the
club championship during his first year, and then for 30 years as a golf course fixture. His
many friends still share humorous stories about him. In 2017 he and Anne decided to downsize
to LakePointe Landing in Hendersonville, NC. Besides supporting Kenmure in Board and
Committee positions, Al volunteered at several outside venues, including St. John Episcopal
Church, Henderson County Courthouse, and Meals on Wheels
As the caring patriarch of the Beers Clan, Al is survived by his spouse Anne, sons Richard
(Gail), and Allen (Peggy), daughter Diane Koontz (Rich), grandchildren Craig, Nick, Alex, Gina,
Andrea, Zack, Nick2 and Natalie, and great-grandchildren Jude, Ethan, Cody, and Olivia.
Despite long distances between family members in Williamsburg, VA, Atlanta, Fort Worth and
Austin, TX, St. Louis, and Minneapolis, Al and Anne have always maintained close ties, hosting
get-togethers at Kenmure and elsewhere, including an annual getaway to Orange Lake Resort
in FL. Al was always a fierce competitor in the annual Beers family golf tournament, more than
happy to down a Budweiser from the trophy cup per tradition!.
Shuler Funeral Home, 125 Orr’s Camp Rd. Hendersonville, NC 28792, is assisting the family
with arrangements. Because of COVID-19, there will be no visitation. An interment ceremony
with immediate family is planned for Saturday, March 20.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that any memorial contributions be made to St. John in the
Wilderness Episcopal Church, 1895 Greenville Hwy, Flat Rock, NC 28731.