Richard Beinhauer

Richard-Beinhauer1Richard Conrad Beinhauer was born July 9, 1946 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A resident of Peters Twp for 35 yrs., he grew up in the South Hills area and graduated from Baldwin 1964. He attended Hiram college in Ohio and transferred to the University of Minnesota, graduating with a degree in Mortuary Science. He served as a Medical Lab Tech in U.S. Army Reserve. In 1970, Rick began full time employment with L .Beinhauer & Son Co., a funeral and cremation service company, as a licensed Funeral Director, becoming the Fifth Generation in the family business. In 1973, he purchased the business with his father, Fritz, and became President of the Company at 2630 W. Liberty Ave. Pgh. Through the years the company has expanded. Today, as owner of the operating company, Beinhauer Family Services, Rick manages five funeral homes, two crematories, as well as a human and a pet cemetery.

In the early 1920′s, livery stable horses that pulled funeral coaches during the week were driven by Ricks grandfather Ferd, to race at the harness tracks in Pittsburgh on Sunday afternoons. Through the years, the Beinhauer family interest in harness racing grew. Rick began racing horses at the age of 14 and continues to train and drive today at 67. With his wife Gina, they maintain Springflow Acres, a Washington Co. farm, breeding some of the best Standardbred horses in Penna.

Rick is an avid fisherman and hunter. He is the father of four children, and enjoys spending time with his nine grandchildren.