Harold V. Beers, Jr.

June 19, 1943 ‒ October 13, 2019

Galion, Ohio

Harold V. “Harry” Beers, Jr. 76, of Galion, passed away October 13, 2019 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.

Born June 19, 1943 in Wooster, Ohio, he was the son of the late Harold V., Sr. and Helen (Bursani) Beers.  He married Edith E. “Judy” (Arnsby) Beers and she preceded him March 31, 2014.

Harry received his Masters in Education from Westminster College in Westminster, Pa. and taught school and coached football at Warren Western Reserve where they won a State Championship in 1972, and John F. Kennedy High School, then came to Galion Public Schools where he taught and served as the head football coach from 1977 to 1982. From 1983 to 1988 he coached and taught at Malabar High School. Lastly, he coached football for Ashland University and also taught for the Mansfield City School District. After retiring he became a devoted grandfather.

He is survived by two children, Tony (Melody) Beers of Jacksonville Beach, Fla. and Stacey (Scott) Cox of Galion; three grandchildren, Matt and Alex Cox and Aren Beers and a brother, Charles (Leslie) Beers of Dayton.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833 where services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 18, 2019 with Rev. Paul Walter officiating. Burial; will follow in Fairview Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society Serving Crawford County in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Harry Beers and condolences may be made to them at www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

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  • Coach, You have impacted many lives. You will be missed, your lessons will live forever. “Keep the Faith” 2 Timothy 4:7.

  • I am saddened to see the news of the passing of Mr Beers. He was my OWA teacher during my 9th grade year at Mansfield Senior. It was during this year that he made a statement to me about the decisions I was making that has stuck with me forever. He was a man who cared for the children he worked with and for that I am thankful. May you rest easy, Mr Beers.

    Death Leaves A Heartache No One Can Heal,
    Love Leaves A Memory No One Can Steal

  • Dear Stacey and Tony. I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your dad and my dear neighbor. He was an amazing man and we enjoyed harassing one another throughout the years. I will never forget how wonderful he was to my mom especially during her illness. Your mom and dad were very special people! God Bless You and your family during these difficult times.

  • Coach Beers – RIP. You will be remembered and missed. All love and prayers to the family. Coach touched a lot of lives.
    Go Falcons!

    Taylor Gerhardt
    Malabar Class of ‘89

  • To coach thank you for making me the man that I am today thank you for your discipline and your love you will be dearly missed. Go Tigers.

  • COACH Beers never turned his back on me when I was inches away from from becoming a foster child during my teens. Coach came to court and said he would be my court appointed guardian.

    Coach and his failmily was more than a guardian to me. Stacy was my tutor and she explained what homework was. Tony was my mentor of how to push the envelop and everything is possible if knowone done it. Mom was a real mom, loved you unconditionally and she made sure I never left her house hungry.

    Coach, you are a great man with a great family! Thank you and your family for everything.

    Your lessons will be passed on. I will miss you!

    Eric Payton
    Class of 88

  • I am 66 years old and a member of the 1969-1970 WWR Raiders. I cried like a baby as I read of Coach Beers passing, even though I haven’t seen him in almost 50 years. He was my position coach (tackles), and was probably one of the most profound influences in my life. His passion, his commitment to excellence, his drive to always take one more step then the next guy, his commitment to teamwork, his focus and competitiveness, were all strong influences on my life. His speech he made to what he made feel like his special guys (Barker-Nichols-Miller-Franklin) prior to the 1970 WWR vs. Harding game will be forever imbedded in my mind with good bumps. Needless to say we played our hearts out for him that day!

    And I’d be remiss if I didn’t offer delayed respects as well to Mrs. Coach, Judy. Well remembered are the many lasagna dinners she served to “her tackles”!

  • Coach Beers was one of my favorite teachers along with Guy Fabrizio. You will definately be missed my friend. RIP, Prayers to all the family🙏

  • A very respected man, teacher and coach. What an amazing mentor to a multitude of students who have learned so many life lessons from Coach Beers! Sincere condolences to his family!