Beam, Rev. Donald Bruce


Rev. Donald Bruce Beam, 87, of Johnstown, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 9, 2020.

He began his ministry serving as a full-time local pastor in the Evangelical United Brethren Church, serving the Lickingsville Charge in 1960. He then served at Celina; Coalport/ Beaver Valley;  Cooperstown/Bethel/Bradleytown November; Unionville; and Johnstown: Centennial/Faith. He retired from active ministry in 1983, but was called to serve Northern Cambria: Barnesboro: Saint Johns UMCs from 2007-2009.

Rev. Beam leaves behind his loving wife of 67 years, Gail Beam; four sons, David (Camille) Beam, Timothy (Gloria) Beam, Jonathan (Kristine) Beam, Bill (Brandi Kmett) Cowan; four daughters, Marge (Scott) Brown, Laura (Dave) Langett, Joan (Calvin) Goss, Nancy (Paul) Adams; 17 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arnold and Gertrude Beam; brothers Wayne Beam, Ken Beam and Robert Beam, and three great-granddaughters.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. His caring heart and gentle way drew people to him, and he faithfully served the Lord as a pastor for 60 years.

A private funeral service will be held Sunday, December 13, 2020, at Oakland U.M. Church, 1504 Bedford St., Johnstown, Pa 15902. John Henderson Company Funeral Home is serving the family.