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Beverly B. Black

June 27, 1947 June 20, 2021
Beverly B. Black
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Beverly B. Black, 73, Gloucester, VA passed away suddenly on Sunday, June 20, 2021 at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center in Richmond, VA.

Bev was born June 27, 1947 in Baltimore, MD daughter of the late Thomas S. and Frances Stinson Bittle of Gettysburg, PA. Bev is survived by her husband, Jesse Black of Gloucester, VA.

In her earlier years, Bev worked as a private investigator on Long Island, NY, where she lived at the time. Upon moving back to Gettysburg, Bev was employed at the National Park Service Gettysburg Cyclorama, The Farnsworth House Inn and Ghost Tours, where she met Jesse. Following her move to Virginia with Jesse, Bev managed several motels in the Gloucester area. Bev was passionate about history and was always able to expand conversations with her knowledge. Like her parents, Bev was an avid antique and quilt collector. Loving the thrill of the hunt to find a treasure, she acquired many treasures throughout her years of collecting.

In addition to her husband, Beverly is survived by four children; Lorrell Herman and her husband Martin of Massapequa Park, NY, Rebecca Cohan of Gettysburg, PA, Thomas Cohan and his wife Marisa of Harrisburg, PA, and David Cohan and his companion Erica Wilson of Chambersburg, PA, 9 grandchildren (Abigail, Jacob, Zane, Connor, Trinity, Sofia, Rosalie, Ziva, & Zion) with a 10th on the way, two step-daughters; Sharon Bessert and her husband Keith of Gloucester, VA, Amanda Drummond and her husband David of Colonial Beach, VA, 4 step-grandchildren (Kristy, Haley, Kayla, & Rachel), 1 step-great grandchild (Aubree), three brothers; James T. Bittle and his wife Virginia of Arendtsville, PA, John S. Bittle and his wife Diane of Fairfield, PA, Steven B. Bittle and his wife Rose of Fairfield, PA along with many beloved nieces and nephews.

A Christian Memorial Service will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, DePaul Street, Emmitsburg, MD on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, at 11:00 AM. Interment will be in Emmitsburg Memorial Cemetery. There will be a viewing on at Monahan Funeral Home in Gettysburg on Monday, June 28, 2021 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Gloucester Museum of History in Gloucester, VA. Online obituary and condolences available at
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6:00 PM 6/28/2021 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 6/28/2021 8:00:00 PM
Monahan Funeral Home

125 Carlisle Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Monahan Funeral Home
125 Carlisle Street Gettysburg 17325 PA
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11:00 AM 6/29/2021 11:00:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church

47 Depaul Street
Emmitsburg, MD 21727

St. Joseph Catholic Church
47 Depaul Street Emmitsburg 21727 MD
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Emmitsburg Memorial Cemetery Final Resting Place

600 Waynesboro Pike
Emmitsburg, Md 21727

600 Waynesboro Pike Emmitsburg 21727 Md
United States

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