Nick C. Beerli of Jarvisburg, March 3

By on March 9, 2018

Nick C. Beerli, 68, of Jarvisburg, NC died Saturday, March 3, 2018, at his home. Born in Cleveland, Ohio on October 6, 1949, he was the son of the late Josephine Furlong and Norbert C. Beerli, Sr.

A United States Navy veteran, Nick served his country honorably as a Corpsman. “Nick Damon,” as he used as his pen name, was an accomplished writer, having written many poems in the 1980s. He was also a respected builder and very generous donating books and supplies to school as well as monetarily to many charities.

A friend of Bill W. for 27 years, Nick was very connected to AA and helped many along their journey with sobriety. He was dependable and always willing to lend a helping hand.


Nick could often be found at Frisco’s singing karaoke to the tune of Frank Sinatra. He enjoyed tinkering with classic cars and sailing, having sailed across the Atlantic twice.

Nick is survived by his son, Nick Beerli of Jarvisburg, NC; and five siblings, Mary, Pat, Marge, Tom and Mike. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Jessica Beerli.

The family will hold a private memorial service.


Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at


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