Eleanor R. Beyer
December 26, 1918 – February 8, 2019
Eleanor R. Beyer, born December 26, 1918 in Staten Island, NY and formerly of Enfield, CT passed away February 8, 2019 at the age of 100 in West Palm Beach, Florida. She was predeceased by her husband Ellsworth B. Beyer, brother Richard Robsky, and grandson Gregory Boyd Beyer II.
She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Rutgers University, Post graduate study at Rutgers University, Newark State Teachers College and received her Master’s degree from Central Connecticut State College.
She taught elementary and secondary grades for 21 years in Mountainside, NJ, Wethersfield and Rocky Hill, CT. While in Rocky Hill, she was the recipient of a reading grant from the State of CT to increase reading capabilities of students with reading problems through an appreciation of American History and served as advisor to school paper. At the time of her retirement, she was the reading resource teacher working with students who were reading below grade level.
Eleanor was also a member of the Women’s Club of Enfield and served as co-chair of the Arts & Crafts Committee, Association of Retired Teachers of CT Inc., and National Retired Teachers Association.
She was very active throughout her whole life, and retirement and being a century old did not slow her down. She enjoyed playing the piano, designing needlework and conducting workshops in knitting, crocheting, needlepoint and embroidery. She gave back to the community by crocheting lap blankets for the elderly, quilt tops for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, to name a couple. Her love of being creative was evident in all of the beautiful items she made. She also kept teaching (water aerobics instructor in her 80s) and learning (acrylic painting, which she began at 96!). Eleanor was also an avid reader.
She leaves behind a son Gregory B Beyer and his wife Sharon, of Port St. Lucie, FL, her daughter Wendie Chornyak and her husband John of West Palm Beach, FL and a sister Doris Robsky of Greenport, NY; seven grandchildren Jeffrey Crandall, Petrese Simianakis and her husband Michael, Lacy Brownlee and her partner Richard Peidro, Lisa Perricelli and her husband Ralph, Krista Carey and her husband Elliott, Janet Chornyak, and Kimberlie Martin; 14 great grandchildren, Chance and Ragine Crandall, Ashlyn and Cameron Simianakis, Alec, Lucas, and Evan Perricelli, Brandon Carey and his finance Stephanie Crosson, Justin Carey, Rachel Boulette and Matthew Boulette, Dustin Orcutt and Ron Luce and one great-great grandson Mali’Kye Thomas. She also leaves behind a nephew Stephen Robsky and his wife Suzanne, two nieces Kathleen and her husband Timothy, and Deborah Huntley and her husband Alton, along with all of their children.
There are no calling hours and burial is private at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to Make-A-Wish Foundation or St. Jude Children’s Hospital.