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John D. Bean

January 6, 1943 - April 4, 2019


Waverly, New York

Date of Death:

April 4, 2019



Birth Date:

January 6, 1943

Birth Place:

Waverly, New York

Service Information:

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 6:00 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly, NY


Wednesday, April 10, 2019 from 5 to 6 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY


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John D. Bean

John D. Bean, 76, of Waverly passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at Elderwood Care in Waverly with his loving family by his side.

He was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Emogene Eddy Bean.

John is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Joan Bean of Waverly; children, Deborah Crum and Stephen Crum of Athens, Daniel (Jerrie) Bean of Waverly, Dennis (Andrea) Bean of Waverly and Darlene (Steven) Clark of Hilton, NY; siblings, Mary Ellen (Floyd) Rudnick of Big Flats, Richard (Sharon) Bean of Athens, David (Meryl) Bean of Syracuse and Don (Becky) Bean of Waverly; grandchildren, Bradley ( Sarah) Crum, Tessa (Dan) Spears, Rachel (Scott) Mastin, Tia Clark and Maverick Clark; great grandchildren, Silas Nichols, Lucas Spears and Emma Spears; along with many nieces and nephews.

John retired from IBM in Owego in 1992 as an inspector after 30 years.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Waverly, a life member of the Waverly Barton Fire Department, one of the founding members of the ROMEO’s and was one of the organizers of the Waverly Class of 1961 reunions.  John enjoyed collecting post cards and drinking coffee.

The family would like to thank the aides on the 4th floor at Elderwood for all the compassion and care.

A time of calling will be on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 from 5 to 6 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly.  A memorial service to honor John’s life will be held on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 6 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly with his son-in-law, Steven Clark officiating.  Memorial donations may be made to Waverly Barton Fire Department, 94 William Donnelly Parkway, Waverly, NY  14892 or Elderwood Care, 37 N. Chemung Street, Waverly, NY  14892.  Those wishing to send a message of sympathy to John’s family may visit our Facebook page or in “Obituaries” at

Sympathy Messages

From:  Sheila Berry
So sorry for your loss prayers for you and your family

From:  Deanna and Rob Fassett
Darlene and Family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Love and prayers to you all.

From:  Jim Robinson
So sorry to hear of John's passing.  We had many good times back in the FD days.  He was a good man and was always a good friend.  Thoughts and prayers to family and friends.  Fly high my old friend.  Jim

From:  Mary Storelli
Joan and family - my deepest sympathy to you all and pray God will give you strength and ease your sorrow at this difficult time in your lives.

From:  Robert & Lola Patterson
Dear Joan and Family, Our sincere condolences. We
had many memories of John in the FD. He had great
passion for anything he was involved in. A great mentor and a good cook. Especially we will remember his stone soup suppers. We lost a true friend and brother Firefighter. Our prayers to you all. God Bless.

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