Condolence & Memory Journal


Beth was one of the most beautiful people (inside & outside) I have met in my lifetime; a truer soul I do not think I will ever find. If I had to describe Beth in one word, it would be graceful. Grace is a God-given trait -- something many of us strive for but rarely achieve. Beth's passing will leave an enormous hole in the hearts of her loved ones, friends, and community; however, it will be nowhere near the size of the positive impact she left on the same people.
Rest peacefully my dear friend and prayers for the entire Van Wyk family.

Posted by Carolyn (Chestnut) Welsh-Rowley - Elkton, MD - Friend   January 04, 2021

Brian and family, our deepest condolences and sympathies for your loss. Thinking about the Burch family brought back many memories of cub scout meetings at their home and Devil the Great Dane, who seemed huge at the time to an 8 year old. Gone too soon but her love lives on in your children and grandchildren. Our thoughts and prayers for you all.

Posted by The Cartularo Family - Norwood, PA - Acquaintance   January 04, 2021

Dear Brian and family,
Beth was loved by so many. She's touched a lot of people's hearts. She was not only a great friend but a second mom to my children which I am ever so grateful. So many good memories were made with Beth and we will miss her dearly. God bless our Beth and God bless you all.
Love Terri, Mark, Leah and Mark

Posted by Terri Pedano - Folcroft, PA - Friend   January 03, 2021

Brian and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Beth will surely be in our prayers. If there is anything you need please don't hesitate to call upon us.

Posted by Pat & Martha Lenahan - Norwood, PA - Neighbor   January 02, 2021

My sympathies to Brian and the entire family on their loss. Beth was such a strong person and always had a smile to share. I know her strength and good memories will live on with those who knew her. We met at Lake Wallenpaupak and while I haven't seen her recently and always think fondly of the random chats we had.

Posted by Lynda Kowalski - Perkasie, PA - Acquaintance   January 02, 2021

So sorry for your lost, my heart goes out to all of you. You are in my thoughts and prayers

Posted by Denise McCollum - Classmate   January 01, 2021

I am so very sorry for your loss. I worked with Beth when I started out in my teaching career, at GCMS. Beth was a wonderful teacher assistant, and I loved working with her. She was so funny, cared so much about the students, and she always had warm, entertaining stories to share about her family. She helped make my start as a newbie teacher successful, since she was so proficient at her job. I was devastated when she switched jobs, but I underdtood her reasoning. I treasure my memories of her from those years, giggling together in our classroom over silly little things. She was the best.

Posted by Meghan Heslin - PA - Coworker   January 01, 2021

I worked with Beth at GCMS and will always remember how great she was with the students. She truly had a gift. Her smile and sense of humor immediately was so contagious, as well. She did not work in my classroom but I know she was an awesome classroom assistant! I am so very sad to hear of her passing.

Posted by Denise McKee    January 01, 2021

There are no words to express how incredibly sorry we are for your loss. It's our loss and all who knew and loved her so much.

Posted by Denise & Jack Bailey - Aston, PA - Friend   January 01, 2021

Hey Brian it's Murph, I served on the board with you at Prospect Pool. I am so very sorry for your loss, and will be praying for you and your family

Posted by Michael Murphy - Clifton Heights, PA - Friend   December 31, 2020

Brian, Mike, Erika, Carly, Brian, Jr. and all of Beth's family:
May your heartache over Beth's passing be eased a bit, knowing that we share your loss and are with you in thought and prayer everyday. Love, Kathleen and Dave

Posted by Kathleen and Dave Graham - Norwood, PA - Neighbor   December 31, 2020


Barbara & Ward Garber

Posted by Garber - Folsom, PA   December 31, 2020

My Sincerest Condolences to Brian and family.Beth was always such a sweet person.

Posted by Patricia Schwartzengraber - Victoria, TX - Friend   December 31, 2020

My deepest sympathy

Posted by Laurie McIlhenney McIlhenney - May's Landing, NJ - Classmate   December 30, 2020


Sorry for your loss, my prayers are with the family. Beth was a great person and would help anyone in need. She will greatly miss. God Bless

Posted by Joan Fletcher - Glenolden, PA - Coworker   December 30, 2020


My prayer are with Brian and the family, very sorry for your loss. Beth was inspiration to anyone she came in contact with, what a beautiful person and will be miss. God Bless, and rest in peace Beth, another angel is in heaven.

Posted by Allan Royal - Glenolden, PA - Friend   December 30, 2020


Brian & Family so very sorry for your loss. Beth was a beautiful person. I know Beth will help you all with the strength and love she always shared with you all. May God Bless your family.

Posted by Kathleen McGehean - Aston, PA - Acquaintance   December 30, 2020

Erica and Family... I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. Sending my condolences to you all. May she Rest In Peace.

Posted by Karen Mallee - Norwood, PA - Neighbor   December 30, 2020


We remember seeing Beth jogging up and down our street, such a beautiful woman! May you rest in peace Beth.

Posted by Margie Guy - Norwood, PA - Neighbor   December 30, 2020

We were fortunate to work with Beth as an agent for Priority for the last 13 years. We loved hearing about her family and the great getaways she shared with them to the Poconos and the lake. She fought a hard battle with amazing faith and courage for a long time but it never seemed to deter her spirit. We will truly miss this unique and special lady and are thankful to have known her. Our deepest sympathy and prayers to her husband, children, grandchildren and brothers and sisters, as well as her work family at Priority. Rest in Paradise sweet lady!

Posted by Donna Revis, SK Forwarding - Jacksonville, FL - Friend   December 30, 2020


I worked with Beth at Patheon (priority solutions) she was admired by us all. Prayer for your whole family God bless you all with peace and comfort. Debbie Swoyer

Posted by debora swoyer - Ridley Park, PA - Coworker   December 30, 2020

Wishing you strength and comfort through this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Posted by Chris Stymus - Lockport, NY - Coworker   December 30, 2020

So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you. Please let me know if there is anything you need.

Robert Garcia

Posted by Robert Garcia - Lighthouse Poin, FL - Coworker   December 30, 2020


Dear Brian and family,
I'm deeply saddened by the passing of prayers go out to you and the family in these trying times. For the 30 years I've known Brian and Beth and their family I'm at a loss for words. Every October I dye my hair pink and wear pink sleeves on my arms to support the fight and Beth is one of the main reasons I proudly wear pink. Beth is a strong woman, a beautiful woman, an incredible wife and one of the best loving mother this world has seen. Heaven just got another angel. So to Brian and the kids I will pray for you every night that this pain subsides at some point but realize she will always be with you....special people never leave us. Love Always Chris Alleva

Posted by Christopher Alleva - Bensalem, PA - Friend   December 29, 2020

Words cannot express how sad I am . Beth was a very special generous friend .

Posted by Louise McMurtrie - Greentown, PA - Friend   December 29, 2020

Brian, our deepest condolences

Posted by Mike and Kim Sheridan - Ridley Park, PA - Friend   December 29, 2020