Edwin J Bearer

December 28, 1930August 2, 2018

Edwin Joseph Bearer, 87 of Oak Island, passed away on August 2, 2018 peacefully at home.

Mr. Bearer was born in Pennsylvania, son of Francis and Stella Kane Bearer. He was a devoted husband, father, teacher, coach, and friend. He was always smiling and never met a stranger. Mr. Bearer was a veteran of the US Air Force during the Korean War, then attended Millersville State Teacher's College where he played football and was class president his senior year. He attended Glassboro State University and received his Masters Degree. He was a retired industrial arts teacher having taught in Pennsylvania and Delaware. He and his wife Anna first retired to Southport, NC, then to Sun City Center, Florida, and back to Oak Island, NC. He enjoyed fishing, RV'ing, wood working, and gardening.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years Anna Hrobochak Bearer; daughters Mary Beth Weinacht of Oak Island,Theresa and Michael Murphy of Sierra Madre, CA, brother Frank Bearer and wife Marcia of MA; two sisters Ann Edson of NH, and Sally Bonsall and husband Dale of PA; four grandchildren, Kara Stadler and husband Adam , Justin Weinacht, Mikaela Murphy, and Aiden Murphy; and two great-grandchildren, Collin and Logan Stadler, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mr. Bearer was preceded in death by two brothers, James and Dale Bearer. Family and friends will have visitation from 10:00-10:45am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Southport followed by a funeral mass at 11:00am.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 5269 Dosher Cutoff SE, Southport, NC 28461.

Online condolences may be made at

Peacock - Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service, Southport, NC.


  • Visitation Monday, August 13, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Monday, August 13, 2018

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Mary Ann Stachura

August 6, 2018

Ed was a classmate and good friend. Even though we saw each other only occasionally after graduation, I always felt he was a true friend. He will be remembered fondly by many of us in the Class of ‘58 at MSTC. Mary Ann