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Walter M. Beissinger[1]

Male 1924 - 2016


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

    Father  Jacob Robert Beissinger,   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 
    Mother  Zilla Westheimer,   b. 04 Apr 1900, Grosseicholzheim, Neckar-Odenwald-Kreis, Karlsruhe, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1990 
    Family ID  F1766  Family Information

    Family 1  Muriel Selma Haas,   b. 05 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 
    Married  1951  [6
    Children 
    >1. Steven R. Beissinger
    >2. Mark Richard Beissinger
    >3. Susan Beissinger
    Last Modified  18 Aug 2008 
    Family ID  F1779  Family Information

    Family 2  Mary Ganson 
    Last Modified  18 Aug 2008 
    Family ID  F1882  Family Information

  • 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. [S283] Holocaust Survivor Registry.

    4. [S85] Petition For Naturalization.

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

    6. [S1060] Obituary.