BERLIN– Joseph John Beland, Sr., age 84, of Berlin died on Sunday Sept. 29, 2013 at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury.
Born in Massachusetts, he is survived by his wife of 61 years, Virginia Beland (nee Klima). Also surviving is his son, Joseph J. Beland, Jr. and his wife Julia of New Freedom, Pa. , two daughters, Mary Opperhauser and her husband Scott of Street, Md., Denise Burdyck and husband Bill of Glyndol, Md., and nine grandchildren, Jennifer, Amanda, Joshua, Brent, Jordan, Alexandra, Taylor, Matthew and Mason.
Mr. Beland was a member of American Legion Boggs-Disharoon #123.
Cremation followed Mr. Belands death. Burial will be at Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery in Owings Mills at a later date. In lieu of flowers , donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.burbagefuneralhome.com.