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Albert L. Beers

September 24, 1927 - February 27, 2021

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.

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