SALEM - Michael F. Beard, 30, of Columbiana, died at 12:30 p.m. Saturday,?Nov. 9, 2013 at his home.
He was born Jan. 23, 1983 in Youngstown, a son of Shirley Bartholow Beard and the late Donald F. Beard.
He was a 2001 graduate of South Range High School and graduated from the Columbiana County Career Center as a welder. Michael was employed at the Hickey Metal Fabricating Metals in Salem as a welder.
He was a member of Christ's Church in Boardman, a member of the Welder's Association, the treasurer of the city of Columbiana AAA Group and was an avid fisherman.
His father, Donald Beard, and his grandparents, Donald and Josephine Beard, Janet O'Neill and Charles and Margaret Bartholow preceded him in death.
His mother, Shirley Beard of Columbiana, survives him along with two sisters, Jana Beard of Columbiana and Tami (Jay) Hunt of Kensington; a brother, William D. (Patty) Beard of Columbiana; two aunts, Cindy Cook of Columbiana with whom he made his home, and Cherryl (Francis) Blinsky of Columbiana; a niece; a nephew; and several aunts and uncles.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 at the Christ's Church, 7155 Glenwood Ave., Boardman with Rev. John Selders officiating. Friends may call at the church from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday before the funeral. Burial will be at Paradise Lutheran Cemetery.
Arrangements were handled by the Stark Memorial Funeral Home. Michael's obituary may be viewed and condolences sent online at www.starkmemorial.com.