Joshua M. ‘J.B.’ Beitz

MIFFLINTOWN – Joshua M. “J.B.” Beitz, 42, of Mifflintown, died at 7:09 p.m. on Thursday, June 26, 2014, at his home.

Born on July 2, 1971, in Abington, he is a son of Joseph J. and Shirley (Knapp) Beitz, of Mifflintown. His fiancee, Sherry Simms, of Mifflintown, also survives.

In addition to his fiancee and parents, he is survived by: two daughters, Courtney Beitz and Giada Beitz, both of Mifflintown; one brother, Rusty Beitz and his wife, Donna, of Mifflintown; one sister, Aimee (Beitz) Wagner, of Port Royal; and he leaves behind five nephews, Seth, Zachary, Derek, Isaiah and Elijah.

He was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church, Mifflintown, and a 1989 graduate of Juniata High School.

Josh owned and operated J. B. Enterprises, of Mifflintown, for 25 years.

J.B. was an avid outdoorsman, who loved to hunt, fish and work his garden. He also butchered for many people in the area and was a great cook who was always the boss of the kitchen. His family and friends were his life and he cherished every moment that he spent with them.

Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family.

For those who wish, memorial donations may be made in Josh’s memory to the ALS Association – Greater Philadelphia Chapter, 321 Norristown Road, Ambler, PA 19002 or to his family at 27 Juniata View, Mifflintown, PA 17059.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Brown Funeral Homes Inc., 100 Bridge St., Miffflintown.

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