Obituary of Paul Henry Bieber
On April 24, 2023, Paul H. Bieber, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend, passed away at the age of 96. At the time of his passing, he was an active member of the Ashley River, Charleston, Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Raised during the Depression by parents Henry and Elsie Bieber, he learned the importance of faith and conviction. At a time when tolerance had not yet been established as a social norm, Paul was bullied and forced to quit school at a young age because of his firm adherence to Bible principles. Despite his lack of formal education, he went on to become an ordained minister, serving for a time in Virginia, then Pennsylvania, and most recently in South Carolina. He was not paid for his ministry but resolved to live a simple life so he could prioritize what he felt was most important: preaching about the good news of God’s Kingdom.
He is predeceased by his wife, Naomi Wiest Bieber, and is survived by his three children, Donald Bieber (wife, Debbie), Linda Lightcap (husband, Stan Lightcap), and Becky Ewald. His large, loving family includes eight grandchildren (and spouses) and seven great-grandchildren. He is also predeceased by his second wife, Virginia Beck Lutz Bieber.
Paul was a painter and paper-hanger by trade in his hometown of Reading, Pennsylvania. But his true vocation was sharing his hope in the Bible’s promise for paradise earth when aging, sickness and death will only be lessons learned from the past. He believed in the ‘real’ life that God intended for humans and spoke often of being reunited with lost loved ones when they are resurrected by God to everlasting life on earth. The next time he opens his eyes, he will be in paradise and will live again as a young and energetic man, full of curiosity and questions but without any worries, anxiety, or pain.
The Memorial Service will be held virtually.
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