Conrad E. Barbe | Obituary


Conrad Edward Beard, 91, of Hagerstown, MD, died on Sunday, September 19, 2021 at his home. Born Sunday August 17, 1930 in Martinsburg, WV, he was the son of the late John Siegfried Beard and the late Irene Virginia (Welty) Beard. Conrad was of the Catholic faith and graduated from St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Martinsburg, WV in 1949. He transferred from the Navel Air Reserve at Hagerstown to the United States Air Force on May 10, 1950 and was honorably discharged on the 26th. October 1952 He was employed at Fairchild, where he met his 66 year old wife, Barbara. He retired in 1991 from the Western Maryland Railroad after 31 years. He was a member of Morris Frock American Legion Post 42 and Disabled American Veterans Chapter RS ​​Tagg JR14 since 1978 and of the Korean War Veterans Association, Inc. Chapter 312. He is survived by his daughter, Karen Lynn Poffenberger (Tony) of Jefferson, MD; son, Conrad Edward Beard II (Regina) of Hagerstown, MD; grandchildren, Angela Kollmar (Chris), Eric Poffenberger (Andrea), Raena Frey (Kevin), Thomas Hammer (Noell) and Isaac Hartman (Mariah) and great grandchildren, Donovan, Alec and Liliana Kollmar, Jaden and Addison Minnix, Ridley and Reese Hartman. He was predeceased by his wife, Barbara Ellen Beard; daughters, Margaret Ann Hartman and Robin Lee Beard; sister, Betty Ann Porter; and his brother, John S. Beard, Jr. Family will receive friends at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD, Wednesday September 22, 2021, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Private interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Korean War Veteran Association Antietam Chapter 312, PO Box 868, Funkstown, MD 21734 or Hagerstown Korean Church, 1116 Mt Aetna, Hagerstown, MD 21740. Online condolences can be expressed To


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