Joseph H. Beaver Jr., a former teacher in the Carroll County public schools and later a banker, died Friday at home after a long illness, his family said. He was 75 and lived in Westminster.
Born in Baltimore, Mr. Beaver attended Westminster High School and went on to earn degrees from what is now Towson University and Wittenberg University near Dayton, Ohio.
Mr. Beaver taught English and coached soccer in the Carroll County school system from 1956 to 1962. He then joined Union National Bank as a branch manager and later became a vice president and board member. He served as the bank's president from 1971 to 1996.
He also lent his skills to numerous local organizations, including the Greater Westminster Development Corp., where he served as chairman and president; Carroll County General Hospital, now Carroll Hospital Center, as a board member and chairman of the budget committee; the Carroll Community College Foundation Board; and the county's Economic Development Commission.
A funeral mass was held Tuesday at St. John Catholic Church, 43 Monroe St. in Westminster.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, the former Katharine Gorman; two sons, Michael Beaver and Sean Beaver, both of Westminster; two daughters, Michelle Beaver-Guttu of Annapolis and Beth Wolfe of Hanover, Pa.; a sister, Gaynell Loder of Wilmington, Del.; and seven grandchildren.