Francis ‘Calvin’ Beinlich, 93 | Obituary



Francis “Calvin” Beinlich, 93, died on July 11, 2021 at Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital.

Calvin was born in Estella, PA in Raleigh and Julia Little Beinlich. After graduating from Loyalsock Joint High School in Estella, he spent a brief period in the US Navy, then returned to Sullivan County where he spent his entire life. He has been self-employed at several businesses over the years including collecting milk from farmers and delivering to Harrington Creamery in Dushore, Beinlich Equipment & Excavating, 97 Lumber and selling Polaris snowmobiles and outdoor stoves. Hardy. Using his equipment, he was always ready to help his family and friends when needed. As a member of the Sullivan County Fair Association, he has spent countless hours at the fairgrounds volunteering his time. He had an endless love for animals, especially horses, and had a horse from the age of 12 until he was 80. He always said that every child should have a horse or a dog in their life. His love of horses was instilled in many of his children. He loved attending sporting events for his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and especially loved when he had granddaughters and great-granddaughters on the same football team – a sport he had learned. to practice in the late 80s and early 90s.

He is survived by seven daughters, Connie (Doug) Albertson of Muncy Valley, Cathy (Steven Meschter) Beinlich of Danville, Shirley Kelchnerof Milton, Marta Beinlich of Forksville, Joanne (Del) Achenbach of Deary, Idaho, Brenda (Durwood) Whiteley of Forksville and Faye (David Eckley) Beinlich of Muncy; two sons, David (Karen) Beinlich and Michael (Lori) Beinlich, both of Forksville; 20 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; two nephews, Rick Cott of Montoursville and Jerry Beinlich of Colorado Springs, Colorado; a niece, Judy Epler of New Albany; and family by heart, Tim Brown of Lopez and Ariel York of St. Louis, Mo.

In addition to his parents, Calvin was predeceased by a sister, Olga Davis; one brother, Edwin Beinlich; one son-in-law, Donald Kelchner; and a granddaughter, Heather Kelchner. At Calvin’s request, there will be no funeral or service; Instead, please walk through his memory and enjoy the great outdoors he loved. Arrangements were made with McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, Hughesville.

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