On November 23, 2016, passing suddenly. Of Fairfax County, VA, beloved father of Richard C. “Rick” Beitel, Jr., and Lesley Denise Redden, and father-in-law of Kari Elston Beitel. Also survived by his beloved grandchildren, Christina and Jeremy Redden, and Claire Beitel, and brother Robert E. Beitel. Preceded in death by his beloved wife of 47 years, June Dennis Beitel, and parents, Ralph W. and Alma H. Beitel. A Missouri native, Richard attended Washington University in St. Louis and earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the University of Houston. A Korean War veteran, he proudly served as a commissioned officer and pilot in the U.S. Air Force, and a JAG officer in the U.S. Naval Reserve during the Vietnam War. He retired as a Senior Attorney with the Federal Aviation Administration in 1996. He will be greatly missed for his love of family and friends, warmth and sense of humor. Funeral at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 2 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 8304 Old Keene Mill Rd., Springfield, VA, followed by interment at Fairfax Memorial Park, 9900 Braddock Rd., Fairfax, VA. In lieu of flowers, it is requested that donations be made to the Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust, www.cst.dav.org.