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Reverend Calvin R. Beveridge


March 4, 2013


Reverend Calvin R. Beveridge, 88, of 209 East Front Street Danville PA entered into glory Saturday morning, March 2, 2013 at his residence surrounded by his family.  He was born February 13, 1925 in Primrose PA the son of the late David R. and Elizabeth Jones Beveridge. 

He graduated from Cass Township High School in 1943.  During World War II, he served in the Civilian end of the Signal Corps.  He received his B.A degree from Bob Jones University in 1949 followed by his M.A. degree in 1951.  While at Bob Jones University, he was a graduate assistant in the History Department and Assistant to the Dean of Men from l949-1951.  His pastorates included Copiague Union Church in Copiague, Long Island, NY from 1953-1961; Park Bible Baptist Church in Pennsville NJ from 1961-1966 and faithfully served as the pastor the First Baptist Church of Danville PA from 1970-1990.   

Pastor Beveridge was Director of Public Relations at Lancaster Bible College in Lancaster PA from 1966-1970.  He served on the National Board of Directors of Conservative Baptist Association and the Conservative Baptist Foreign Mission Society.  He also served as Corporation Member of the Calvary Retirement Homes in Lancaster PA and as a member of the Presidentís Council at Philadelphia College of the Bible. 

Pastor Beveridge was a passionate man fully devoted to the God he loved, his faith, his family and the flock he served.  He was an avid Penn State Football fan and Philadelphia Phillies fan and enjoyed playing golf in his earlier years. 

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Ruth Carradice Beveridge whom he married on on June 18, 1949.  Also surviving are two sons:  C. Robin Beveridge and his wife Linda of Lancaster PA and Gary R. Beveridge and his wife Kathy of Northumberland PA and one daughter, Carol R. Beabout and her husband Ronald of Cedar Grove WI.  Also surviving are seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, David G. Beveridge in 2010.   

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service to be held Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 12:00 Noon at First Baptist Church 20 Brookside Drive Danville PA  (off 642 East) with the Reverend Dr. Harry H. Wonderland officiating assisted by the Reverend Dawes E. Dunham.  Burial will be in Columbia Hill Cemetery Danville PA.  Friends will be received at the church from 9:45 AM to 11:45 AM.  The family will provide flowers.  Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church Missions Fund.  Arrangements are under the direction of Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 10 W Mahoning Street Danville PA.  www.visneski.com


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