Joseph "Chris" Christian Beins, age 80, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away on September 9, 2023 at Flower Hospital. Chris was born on October 27, 1942, in Suffern, New York, to the late John and Esther (Ludwig) Beins.
Chris graduated from St. Francis de Sales, class of 1960. The second weekend in June 1964, Chris graduated from Xavier University, married Alice and left for Colorado Springs where he was stationed in the United States Army. Later he earned his Doctorate Degree and retired from NASA, where he was a "Rocket Scientist".
Chris was a member of the First Unitarian Church of Toledo, where he was a past board member.
An animal lover, Chris had many four legged friends throughout the years, with two in particular, Victoria and Annie; he had a special love for them. Chris' love and smile will forever be missed by those who knew him. This isn’t goodbye, but we will see you again!
Those left to forever cherish his memory are his loving wife, Alice (Lehman) Beins; six children; many grandchildren; and two sisters, Elizabeth “Betty” Ainsworth and Marianne "Knan" Vere.
Chris was preceded in death by his parents, John and Esther Beins.
A memorial service will take place at a later date.
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