On Monday, April 9th, 2012, Richard Sternoff Beyer passed away following a serious stroke he sustained on March 27th. Beyer is survived by his wife, Dorothy Scholz-Beyer, and his children Elizabeth Beyer Miller and Charles S. Beyer, and two step-children, Charles Scholz and Anna Scholz Godas, and 10 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.
A celebrated artist, Beyer is also survived by his inspiring and ground-breaking works – including many public art pieces. In a September 7, 2011 Fremocentrist.com column, Beyer was quoted, “My reputation started with the ‘Interurban’.” Installation of the People Waiting For The Interurban came from Beyer’s efforts, as a member of our community – and may well be the first public art work installed here. He gave us two other works – the ‘Reynard The Fox’ Mural along Phinney Avenue at N. 35th Street and the Witch’s Boots on N. 35th Street near Fremont Place N (with John Hoge) – before he moved his studio from Fremont to gain more space for his growing number of commissions.
Learn more about Beyer, and his art, in the book ‘The Art People Love’ by Margaret Beyer.
A viewing and wake for the late artist will be held today, April 13th, in New York City. The funeral will be tomorrow, on April 14th at Noon, also in New York, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. The family has asked that memorials be sent to University Friends Meeting at 4001 – 9th Avenue N.E., Seattle, 98105-6410.