Gates, Kingsley & Gates Smith Salsbury Funeral Directors

4220 South Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City, CA


Joshua Paul BEERMANN

August 6, 1974January 18, 2020

Joshua Paul Beermann, 45, of El Segundo, California passed away after a brief illness, January 18, 2020.

Josh was born August 6, 1974 in South Lake Tahoe, CA. He graduated from Simi Valley High School, attended Moorpark Community College and graduated with a degree in Psychology from Cal State Stanislaus.

Josh had many interests and accomplishments. He was active in Boy Scouts of America and earned the coveted Eagle award. He also served as President of Order of the Arrow, Topa Topa Lodge. He never lost the skills he mastered in scouting. Hundreds of his friends and family wear lanyards, bracelets, and key chains that he made for them.

He was an avid fan of Davis Cup Tennis, traveling to a number of their events and collecting their memorabilia. Among his other collections were Victorinox and Wenger Swiss Army knives, of which he had amassed over 100 styles and sizes.

After graduating from college, Josh joined Reno Airlines in Reno, Nevada working as a baggage claims officer. When Reno Air was purchased by American Airlines Josh took an assignment as a gate agent at Love Field in Dallas. He loved his work with American Airlines, working in various capacities at DFW, SFO and finally at LAX. His most recent assignment was in the One World Alliance office where he proudly worked to solve the issues of travelers who needed assistance. When asked how he coped with travelers who had problems with baggage or connections his reply was, “The customers have the problems, and I get to help them.”

Joshua is survived by his parents, Susan and Larry Beermann; his brother Nicholas, his grandmother, Stella Beermann and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He counted among his friends the team at American Airlines, their affiliates and members of the One World Alliance office in Los Angeles.

A Memorial service will be scheduled at Gates, Kingsley & Gates Smith Salsbury Funeral Home in Culver City, California at a date to be determined.


18 March

Memorial Service

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Gates Kingsley & Gates Smith Salsbury Funeral Directors


4220 S. Sepulveda Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90230

18 March

Reception Immediately Following

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Gates Kingsley & Gates Smith Salsbury Funeral Directors

Reception Room

4220 S. Sepulveda Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90230


Joshua Paul BEERMANN

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Kathleen Derbes

January 29, 2020

Josh and I were friends and coworkers with AA...first at Love Field and then at DFW. I will always remember his laugh and his caring personality. He gave 100% in his work and friendship...he will be missed by many especially his AA family. Thoughts and prayers continue for his family🙏🙏🙏

Carmen Sterling

January 27, 2020

I had the pleasure of working with Josh for the last couple of years and got to share many laughs. I truly miss him. He comforted me in my times of stress and educated me on subjects I previously had no interest in. I’m now watching The Game of Thrones thanks to him. I assumed I had many more years walking into the office and seeing him and getting the last goodbye at the end of our shift. I hope you guys are comforted knowing so many people loved your son.

Lincoln and DeLana Jones

January 23, 2020

Mr. and Mrs. Beermann, I received word of Josh passing today from good friends of Josh at American Airlines when he worked at love field in Dallas. We worked with Josh 20 years ago at Love Field. I remember when he first came. His smile and gorgeous locks of hair is what stood out. As time went on I would run into Josh, work with him during this time and he shared the story of Sees Peanut Brittle with me. He said his mom one time had Sees peanut brittle for Thanksgiving and it had become a family tradition. I had never heard of it . I found it and it was a family tradition in my family for years. We would run into Josh time to time in DFW or LAX. One thing during this whole time that has stood out to me is his gentleness and forgiveness. I would spend break time with him and he would tell me funny stories . I was going through a divorce then and he would always see my pain and make me feel better.
We would run into him time and again during our travels from DFW to LAX and his calmness, smiling, gorgeous locks of hair was always there. I would say , "Josh do you remember the peanut brittle ? he would smile. " I am heartbroken for your loss. I have thought about you all day. Please know he was such a great great person. He was sweet, kind, generous, loving with anyone he met. I pray for your family.