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In Memory of

Stephanie Walsh Beilman

August 12, 1949 - August 8, 2017

Obituary


Stephanie Walsh Beilman, 67, of Berwyn, died peacefully at her home on August 8 after a battle with cancer. The oldest of Bill and Barbara Walsh's 15 children, Stephanie was born in Plainfield, New Jersey, and attended Holy Child in Rosemont. She was an accomplished swimmer, achieving multiple top-8 finishes at U.S. Senior Nationals. Stephanie parlayed her swimming talent into a coaching career, becoming the first head coach of the Harvard women's swim team from 1975 to 1980, while earning her college degree from Boston University. She then joined her father in a successful career...

Stephanie Walsh Beilman, 67, of Berwyn, died peacefully at her home on August 8 after a battle with cancer. The oldest of Bill and Barbara Walsh's 15 children, Stephanie was born in Plainfield, New Jersey, and attended Holy Child in Rosemont. She was an accomplished swimmer, achieving multiple top-8 finishes at U.S. Senior Nationals. Stephanie parlayed her swimming talent into a coaching career, becoming the first head coach of the Harvard women's swim team from 1975 to 1980, while earning her college degree from Boston University. She then joined her father in a successful career in the insurance business at The Equitable (now AXA).Stephanie was an active member of her community - including St. Monica Church in Berwyn, U.S. Masters Swimming, Rotary International, the Cursillo Movement, and Walking with Purpose - and was an extraordinarily devoted friend to hundreds. She was pre-deceased by her father William T. Walsh, her husband Donald Beilman, and her stepdaughter Martha Strobel. She is survived by her mother Barbara Walsh; her sons Chris and Stephen Johnson; her grandchildren Tee, Danny, Lucas, Kelly and Carter Johnson; her siblings: Minna, Bridget (Walsh-Davis), Monica, Michael, Therese (Seiberlich), Huddie (Murray), Matt, Tim, Dan, Maura (Burke), Brendan, Chet, Bucky, and Lexa; and her stepchildren David, Tom, and Karl Beilman and Kathy Gray.A viewing will be held from 6:00-9:00 pm on Friday, August 11, at St. Monica Church at 635 First Ave, Berwyn, Pennsylvania. There will be an additional visitation at 11:00 am on Saturday, August 12 at St. Monica, preceding a funeral mass at 12:30 pm. Interment will be private.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Stephanie's honor to The Society of the Holy Child Jesus, 1341 Montgomery Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010 or to USA Swimming Foundation, 1 Olympic Plaza, Colorado Springs, CO 80909