If you need help right away, please call us.

Edgewater (410) 956-4488

Oxon Hill (301) 567-9424

Robert Beasley

Robert Beasley

Aug 4, 1937 - Sep 27, 2023

Robert Beasley - Obituary


obert Joseph Beasley “Bob”, age 86, passed peacefully, in his sleep, on the morning of September 27, 2023 after a lengthy illness, with a smile on his face. Born on August 4, 1937 in Washington, DC to the late Joseph Anthony and Margaret Alice Beasley, Bob attended St. Theresa Elementary, Ketcham Elementary, St. Anthony’s Catholic School and Linton Hall Military Academy. He also attended DeMatha High School and Bell Vocational High School where he was a member of the football teams at both high schools. While in high school, Bob was employed at Atlas Printing Co. and upon graduating he worked at Sumart Press in Washington, D.C. He later enjoyed a 38 year career as a journeyman pressman for Editor’s Press in Hyattsville, MD from where he retired in 1999. Bob was a former parishioner at St. Francis Xavier, St. Bernard’s, St. Joseph’s and Holy Family Catholic Churches. He currently attended Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Edgewater, MD, where he was an usher, Eucharistic Minister, altar server and a member of the St. Vincent DePaul Society. Bob helped with the collection of food for the food bank and worked for many years for Habitat for Humanity. He was also a handyman for Holy Family Catholic Church, Our Lady of Perpetual Help and his family. He also was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus. Bob was a faithful blood donor for more than forty years. His main love was his family where he gave undivided attention and help when needed. He had a great love of God and country. He was generous with his time and service to family, church, friends and anyone in need. He loved to ride his Road King Harley Davidson motorcycle and was a member of HOG (Harley Davidson Owner’s Group) and belonged to the local and national chapters. He was proud of his work in collecting for Muscular Dystrophy for the Harley Davidson campaign. He also enjoyed fishing, boating, the Washington Redskins, Navy Football games, tailgating, carpentry, stonework, traveling, camping, going on cruises, music, dancing, going to the theater, and gatherings with all members of the family whenever he could. You could hear him routinely say, “Honey!”, “Wait a minute now”, “Are you sure?” and “Sheesh.” Bob is survived by his wife of 62 years, Marina Beasley who was the love of his life. They met at the young adults club at their church. Initially, she did not like Bob but they married and lived happily ever after. He is also survived by his children, Lori (Jeff) and Rob (Connie); his grandchildren, Gregory (Tessa), Victoria (Brad), Stefanie (Tim), Karolynn (Jordan), Christopher (Shannon) and Ashley (Austin); his sister, Kathleen Sozio Albee, 10 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his twin brother, Richard Anthony Beasley who died at the age of three. Family and friends are invited to celebrate Bob's life on Thursday, October 5 from 5 to 7 pm at the Kalas Funeral Home & Crematory, 2973 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater, MD. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Friday, October 6 at 11 am at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 515 Loch Haven Rd., Edgewater, MD. Interment will follow at Lakemont Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Davidsonville. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Robert Beasley to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Smile Train, P.O. Box 96231, Washington, DC 20090-6231. Condolences may be made by using the Memories tab on this page.