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Beissinger, Walter M.[1]

Male 1924 - 2016  (91 years)


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  • Name Beissinger, Walter M.  [2, 3
    Born 16 Oct 1924  Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 30 Mar 1939  New York, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6
    Manhattan 
    Name Walter Ludwig Beissinger  [5
    _UID 1404DE96858A458E9CDDCF4E277C95FB3798 
    Died 24 May 2016  Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Jacksonville Jewish Center Memorial Park, Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I6794  My Family Tree | Descendents of Hirsch Westheimer (I6684)
    Last Modified 27 Sep 2019 

    Father Beissinger, Jacob Robert,   b. 27 Feb 1882, Bruchsal, Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1952, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Westheimer, Zilla,   b. 4 Apr 1900, Grosseicholzheim, Neckar-Odenwald-Kreis, Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1990  (Age 89 years) 
    Family ID F1766  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Haas, Muriel Selma,   b. 5 May 1927, Atlantic City, Atlantic, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 2001, Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married Apr 1951  New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Children 
    +1. Beissinger, Steven R.
    +2. Beissinger, Mark Richard
    +3. Beissinger, Susan
    Last Modified 19 Apr 2020 
    Family ID F1779  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Ganson, Mary 
    Last Modified 19 Apr 2020 
    Family ID F1882  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • BEISSINGER Walter Beissinger, 91, a resident of Jacksonville since 1993 and loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away on Tuesday May 24, 2016. Walter was born in Mannheim, Germany in 1924 and was a Holocaust survivor. At age 13 he fled Nazi Germany and arrived in the United States in 1939, settling in Philadelphia, where he would live for 55 years. He served in World War II in the Philippines, New Guinea, and Japan. A graduate of Temple University, he became a CPA, rising to partner and managing partner in one of the largest local firms in Philadelphia and worked with Smoke Davis Nixon after he moved to Jacksonville. Walter was an excellent athlete. He loved playing tennis and golf, was a life master at bridge, enjoyed watching ice hockey and rooting for his hometown Flyers, and volunteered for SBA's SCORE (Service Core of Retired Executives). He was predeceased by his late wife Muriel, to whom he was married for 50 years, and spent his last dozen years married to Mary (Zimmerman). He is survived by: his children Susan Levine (Mitchell), Steven Beissinger (Whendee), and Mark Beissinger (Margaret); his grandchildren Jonathan, Joshua, and Rebecca Beissinger, Stefanie, Kara, Emily, and Jenna Levine; and family members Mark (Ellen), Don (Betsy), Rob Zimmerman, and Suzanne Zimmerman, and their children. A graveside service will take place on Thursday, May 26th, at 11:00 AM at the New Center Cemetery, 43rd & Liberty Streets, Jacksonville

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] Original Import into Legacy.

    2. [S155] Westheimer2.FTW (Reliability: 3).
      Date of Import: Jul 22, 2003

    3. [S326] FindAGrave.com.

    4. [S283] Holocaust Survivor Registry.

    5. [S85] Petition For Naturalization.

    6. [S1180] New York Passenger Lists, (ancestry.com).

    7. [S1060] Obituary.

    8. [S1888] New Jersey Marriage Index, ancetsry.com.