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Obituary for Joseph M. Bean Sr.

Joseph M. Bean, Sr., 86, of Waterford, passed away Wednesday August 9, 2023 at the Community Living Center at the VA Medical Center. He was born in Erie on April 12, 1937 a son of the late Carl and Barbara "Eileen" Hall Bean.

Joe served in the United States Navy and worked and retired from Plumbers Union Local 47. He was a member of the American Legion and the St. Francis Ushers Club. He enjoyed cars, drag racing, traveling, camping, and making wind chimes. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his son, Joseph "Mick" Bean, Jr., and four brothers, Ed, Tom, John Pat, and Dan.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Barbara McGavern Bean; one son, James Bean (Jennifer) of Erie; two grandchildren, Jesse Bean (Desi) and Joe Bean; one brother, Dick Bean (Betty) of Girard; one sister, Sherry Campbell (Dale) of Erie; and many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Russell C. Schmidt & Son Funeral Home Inc., 5000 Wattsburg Rd., on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. Burial will be private and the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Anna Shelter,