Robert “Bob” William Beuley of Mooresville, N.C., went to the Lord in the early morning hours of Wednesday July 23, 2021. He passed away quietly of apparent heart failure in his bed next to his beloved wife of 59 years, Barbara Beuley.
A mass and remembrance service will be held at St. Therese Catholic Church in Mooresville at 11 a.m. on Monday June 28, 2021, with a reception immediately following in the church multipurpose room. A private internment for the family will occur immediately following the reception.
Bob was born in Steubenville, Ohiom on June 17, 1939, to Charles Joseph Beuley and Anna Lucille Geary. The family soon moved to Pittsburgh, Pa., for work in the growing industries there. Bob used to joke that at the age of five he battled all of America’s enemies from the basement of his parents’ row house in East Pittsburgh. He graduated high school and enrolled in Duquesne University, graduating with a degree in Accounting in 1961.
Bob then enlisted in the U.S. Army in that same year. He served for a year of active duty and six years in the Army Reserves prior to his honorable discharge in April 1968. During his time in the Reserves, Bob joined the U.S. Army Audit Agency, quickly moving up the ranks and being recognized frequently for his exemplary work. Also, during his tenure at Army Audit, he received an MBA at Shippensburg State College. Soon thereafter Bob became a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Fraud Examiner, and a Certified Internal Auditor.
Bob continued working within the government with increasing responsibilities in the Department of Treasury and the Department of Interior, finally culminating in his appointment by President Reagan as the Inspector General of the Department of Agriculture, a position from which he retired in December 1988. Bob continued to consult, but he dedicated his considerable energy and determination to those he most loved, his wife Barbara, his children, his grandchildren, his siblings, and his friends.
Bob married his high school sweetheart, Barbara J. Beuley, on July 7, 1962. They had a beautiful life and loving relationship since that day to his last day. They traveled together, raised three children, losing their youngest son Matt to cancer in 2004, but through it all they responded with love and compassion to all those around them. After his loss, Bob helped other parents deal with the trauma of losing a child. Through all of life’s hardships, he never lost his sense of humor and was very proud of his children and grandchildren.
Bob was also proud of his Irish heritage and his daughter Beth Paulett arranged for a 23andMe DNA Test, which determined he was 99% Irish and 1% unknown. He said the 1% was BS and that he was officially 100% Irish.
He deeply loved his brother, Chuck Beuley, and his sister, Mary Grace Gregovits, and enjoyed watching his beloved Pittsburgh Steelers with his oldest son Ken and his brother Chuck.
He had a deep faith in God and in the goodness of people, an abiding love for his wife, and the utmost respect for the United States of America. He passed this on to his children and grandchildren and many others that he touched.
His legacy will live on in those who survive him, his wife Barbara; his son Ken Beuley and wife Beth Bogdan Beuley of Charlotte, N.C.; his daughter Beth Beuley Paulett and husband Vernon Paulett of Madison, Ala.; grandchildren, Sarah Paulett of Chattanooga, Tenn., Caroline Beuley of Washington, D.C., Katie Paulett of Birmingham, Ala., Grace Beuley of Waco, Texas, Bergren Beuley of California (Matt’s son), Ellie Beuley of Charlottesville, Va., and Max Paulett of Madison, Ala.; his brother Chuck Beuley and wife Kitty Beuley of Plano, Texas; sister Mary Grace Gregovits and husband Lou Gregovits of Pittsburgh, Pa.
We could think of no better passage in the Bible to send off our beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend than this from the second Letter of Timothy: “For I am already being poured out like a libation and the time of my departure is at hand. I have competed well; I have finished the race; I have kept the faith. From now on the crown of righteousness awaits me.”
Services will be held on Monday, June 28, at St Therese Catholic Church, 217 Brawley School Road, Mooresville, NC 28117. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to the SWAT Team of St. Therese Catholic Church.
Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory, Mooresville, is serving the Beuley family. Condolences may be made to the family at www.cavin-cook.com.