Speech Given by Charlie Beyer at Rich's Memorial Service

“Arthur P. Finkelstine, beloved insurance salesman for Farmers Mutual, who was this smaller than life man? Well, …who cares. We’re here to talk about Rich Beyer.

The Father
I'd like to say a few things from my perspective. Things of possibly an unknown nature to this assembly … about Rich ... the husband and father.

This husband and father had no role model. His parents were busy politicos of the time, who were always off saving the world with FDR and various administrations. This left him and his equally devilish brothers to run unchecked in the Virginia country side and the seedy side of nearby city’s. Occasionally his mother or father would appear to survey the wreckage, hire new chaperones, and