Douglas Wayne “Doug” Livelsberger


Douglas Wayne “Doug” Livelsberger, 67, of Gouldsboro passed away suddenly on May 24, 2019, at his home. Born March 3, 1952, in Hanover, Pa., he was the son of the late Virginia and Raymond “Beanie” Livelsberger.

Doug served for six years in the Army National Guard in Pennsylvania then became the longtime owner and proprietor of Beanie’s Shoe Repair in Hanover and Gettysburg, Pa., and most recently, in Gouldsboro.

An avid hiker, Doug proudly accomplished his goal of completing the Appalachian Trail in 2007. He enjoyed the outdoors and was a talented craftsman, spending time on numerous home improvement projects with his beloved Labrador retriever, Hercules, by his side. As a skilled cobbler, Doug not only provided routine shoe repair services, but also provided specialized footwear and accessory to countless Civil War re-enactors during his time in Gettysburg.

Surviving in addition to his loving companion, Catherine Gebhart, are his daughter, Jennifer Reeder of Boonsboro, Md., and son, Matthew Livelsberger of Frederick, Md. Four grandchildren, Nathan Mitz, Nicholas Mitz, Allison Livelsberger and Erin Livelsberger. One great-grandchild, Aiden Mitz. Siblings Donna Marquet, Danya Rife, Deborah Mummert and Denise Lane.

It is at Doug’s request that no service will be conducted.

Condolences may be expressed at Beanie’s Shoe Repair on Facebook.


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