George Arthur Bealefeld, Jr., D.D.S. of Lutherville-Timonium, Maryland passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, October 26, 2023, at the age of 79. Dr. Bealefeld was a local dentist, practicing for more than 40 years in Westminster, Maryland. Dr. Bealefeld was a graduate of the University of Maryland Dental School and Loyola College in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Bealefeld is survived by his wife, Mary Ann, of 53 years, his son and daughter-in-law George A. Bealefeld, III and Carrie, daughter and son-in-law Suzanne Thorpe and Ira, grandsons George Alexander Bealefeld, James Parker Thorpe, Dixon Cole Thorpe, Landon Thorpe, and his granddaughter Megan Marie Bealefeld. There will be a private viewing for Dr. Bealefeld’s immediate family at Lee Funeral Home Calvert in Owings, Maryland on November 1, 2023. A private interment will follow on November 2, 2023, at Loudon Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Dr. Bealefeld’s name to the Baltimore Humane Society or the Montgomery County Maryland Humane Society.
Dr. Bealefeld was born in Baltimore, Maryland to Blanche and George A. Bealefeld, and grew up in the English Council area of Baltimore County. His father was a mold smith at Maryland Glass and his mother was a private duty nurse. As a child and adolescent Dr. Bealefeld loved baseball and fast cars - his favorite being his black 1963 Chevrolet Impala with a 409 cubic inch V-8. In the late 1960s Dr. Bealefeld was drafted into the United States Army and spent almost a year at Ft. Bragg before being honorably discharged. Upon his discharge, Dr. Bealefeld completed his undergraduate education at Loyola College before matriculating to the University of Maryland Dental School. Dr. Bealefeld married his wife of 53 years, Mary Ann, on July 19, 1970, at The Baltimore Basilica before building a home off the Falls Road corridor in central Baltimore County.
Dr. Bealefeld enjoyed working around his home, spending time with his children and grandchildren, traveling to amusement parks, building model ships, making reproduction Tiffany-stained glass lampshades, and doting over his cats – Lucy, Bandit, Abby, Sammi, and Robbie. Dr. Bealefeld also enjoyed gardening and making homemade wine. In his later years, Dr. Bealefeld and Mary Ann split their time between Ocean City, Maryland and Lutherville, Maryland.