James R. Beilstein, Sr.

March 21, 2020
James R. Beilstein, Sr.

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James R. Beilstein, retired attorney and arbitrator, age 81, passed away at Sentara Regional Hospital in Williamsburg, Virginia from the effects of the COVID-19 virus on March 21st.  Son of the late Ralph and Stella (Neiley) Beilstein of Pittsburgh, PA, beloved husband of 57 years of Marcee (Ammend); father of James (Kathleen) of Westerville, OH and Darren of Williamsburg; grandfather of Nathan, Brandon, Gillian, Abigail, and Evan; and brother of Robert of Florida and Paul of Arizona.  James was a graduate of Lehigh University and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.  He practiced law in Pittsburgh as a partner of Morehead & Knox and resigned to serve full time as a labor arbitrator on the Board of Arbitration of US Steel and the United Mine Workers.  While in Pittsburgh he also served as President of the Hidden Valley Home Owners Association in Somerset, PA.  He retired and moved to Williamsburg where he served as President of the Ford’s Colony Home Owners’ Association for two consecutive terms. James and Marcee were avid travelers and enjoyed cruises throughout the world in retirement.  In addition, he enjoyed bowling and golfing. James also served as an officer in the United States Navy.  A family memorial will be held at a later date.

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  • April 16, 2020
    Dave and Kay Post says:
    Marcee: Sorry to hear the news. We have fond memories of the many activities at Hidden Valley.

  • May 04, 2020
    Fred Gantzler says:
    Marcelo, we are so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. He was one of the FC people we met when we moved here in 2005. A good friend and always a happy word. Fre and Betty Lou Gantzler

  • April 25, 2020
    Henry & Johanna Theloosen says:
    Marcee and Family, Our sincere condolences with the passing of Jim, especially under these circumstances. We are glad that you have recovered. We are thankful for his contributions to our community and I always liked playing with him. He will be missed.

  • April 23, 2020
    Ilona Peterson says:
    Marcee, please accept my sincere condolences during this difficult time. We will miss Jim as a wonderful neighbor and kind friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • April 22, 2020
    Alfreda Garland says:
    So sorry to hear of Jim’s death. I met him while working at Dollar Bank. I remember when your mother passed away how bad he took her death. He always had a story and always had a smile on his face. I saw him last about a year ago.