May 27, 2009 12:36 am
Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Charles Scott Biever, 46, of Fredericksburg, passed away from our arms to the arms of the Lord, Sunday, May 24, 2009, peacefully at home with his family.
Scott was a beloved husband and father and was a cherished friend to many. He fought his first cancer in 2001, and colon cancer in 2008, with strength and conviction, and was truly an inspiration to all. He always remained positive and had great faith.
Scott could always find a way to make us laugh. He was a talented musician, mastering both the cello and bagpipes, and played his bagpipes in the Mary Wash-ington University Eagle Pipe Band. Being a member brought him great joy.
Scott graduated from The Citadel with a Bachelor of Arts in political science in 1985. He served for 20 years in the U.S. Air Force, taking him all around the world. He received a master’s degree in national security affairs from the Naval Postgraduate School and his diploma for Korean language from the Defense Language Institute, both in Monterey, Calif., in 1991.
After retirement, he worked for the Defense Intelligence Agency. He truly enjoyed his job and loved all the people whom he worked with. They were a constant source of support during this past year.
His great inner strength and fighting spirit encouraged hope in all those he met.
Survivors include his devoted wife, Julie; his beloved children, Alex and Jana; his mother and father, Dale and Catherine Biever; his mother- and father-in-law, Charles and Janet Tvrdik; his sisters-in-law, Suzanne Brinkman and her husband, Allan, and Patrice DeSyl-vester and her husband, Richard; his brother-in-law, Brian Tvrdik; his aunt, Jane Snyder and her husband, Harold; his nieces, Lauren and Michele Velasco, Elizabeth and Katherine Brink-man and Kallie Tvrdik; and his nephews, Andrew Velasco and John Brinkman.
He was preceded in death by his beloved grandmother, Eleanor E. Keller.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 29, at St. Mary Catholic Church, with the Rev. Donald Rooney officiating. Interment will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, in Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 28, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg. A prayer service will start at 6:45 p.m.
Memorials may be made through The Holy Land Christian Society to the Creche Orphanage in Bethlehem, c/o of Rev. Donald Rooney, St. Mary Catholic Church, 1009 Stafford Ave., Fredericksburg, Va. 22401.
Online guest book is available at covenantfuneral service.com.