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David A. Beideman

April 23, 1957 ~ May 1, 2021 (age 64)


David A. Beideman, 64, of Glenmoore, passed away on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at Chester County Hospital.  He was the beloved husband of Vivian L. Main Beideman, with whom he shared 42 years of marriage.

Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late William I. and Mary Krencik Beideman.

If you ever met someone at a party and at the end of the conversation you realized you told him about your childhood dreams, your most recent doctor’s appointment, and your interest in cycling, then you were most likely talking to Dave Beideman, the unappointed mayor of Glenmoore. Dave had an amazing ability to converse with others. He was seemingly a master of small talk, but his engagement ran much deeper than a superficial discussion about the weather. With a heart full of curiosity and empathy, as well as a charisma rivaled by few, he connected with the fundamental humanness of the people around him. His passion was human connection, and his greatest devotion was to his family. Dave was a loving husband, unbelievable father, wonderful son, and caring sibling, and he would gladly dedicate himself to help his family members. Whether you needed help buying a car or simply could use a listening ear, Dave welcomed the opportunity to humbly mentor his loved ones. He would share with anyone that he had the most incredible family in the world. Most importantly, its prosperity would have been impossible without him.

Dave lost a battle to a horrific virus that arbitrarily preys on our loved ones, but this tragedy cannot erase his legacy and positive impact on the world. Dave was in love with nature and the outdoors. He was an avid gun collector who enjoyed hunting and shooting. He had a passion for fishing and was a talented archer at a young age. He even made a profession of the outdoors as a self-employed land surveyor. Moreover, he was a voracious reader of several different topics and genres. Although his life may have been cut short, he touched countless lives, as he was always eager to share his breadth of knowledge about the world. Above all, Dave will be remembered for his infectious smile, unconditional kindness, and vibrant life attitude. Strangers were always an opportunity for friendship, and adversity was simply part of life’s adventure. The world lost a beautiful and benevolent soul, but the lessons Dave imparted will endure.

In addition to his wife, David is survived by his children, Anna M. Beideman, Thomas H. Beideman, Victoria L. Beideman, Kyle R. Beideman, and Stephan A. Sanchez; three brothers, Ira W. Beideman, Philip M. Beideman, and James O. Beideman (Cindy); a sister, Lois E. Heisler (Richard); and numerous nieces and nephews.

A viewing will be held from 4:00-6:00 p.m., Friday, May 7, 2021 at the James J. Terry Funeral Home, 736 E. Lancaster Avenue, Downingtown.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 8, 2021 at St. Elizabeth Church, 120 St. Elizabeth Drive, Chester Springs.

Interment will be in Philadelphia Memorial Park, Frazer.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be sent to Immaculata University, 1145 King Rd, VM 236, Immaculata, PA 19345 and Natural Lands, 1031 Palmers Mill Road, Media, PA 19063. Please indicate “In Memory of David Beideman” in memo.


May 7, 2021

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
James J. Terry Funeral Home - Downingtown
736 East Lancaster Avenue
Downingtown, PA 19335

Mass of Christian Burial
May 8, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Elizabeth Catholic Church (Chester Springs)
120 St. Elizabeth Drive
Chester Springs, PA 19425


Philadelphia Memorial Park
124 Phoenixville Pike
Frazer, PA 19355

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