Charles Beach

Obituary of Charles L. Beach

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Charles Lawrence Beach (“Chuck”), beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather; and longtime Sidney, NY resident, died peacefully at his home on January 12, 2022. He was 82 years old. Chuck was born on September 19, 1939 in Wells Bridge, NY to Helen (Couse) Beach and Henry A. Beach. He graduated from Otego Central School in 1957 and soon after started his career at Scintilla in Sidney. Chuck was a dedicated and well-respected employee and held many positions there over the next 40 plus years until retiring at the end of 2000. Chuck is survived by his two daughters, Bethanne (Steven) Cornell of Suffolk, VA; Robin (Michael) MacDonald of Grants Pass, OR; granddaughter Lisa Cornell of Suffolk, VA; granddaughter Asia (Travis) Fairweather; grandson Aaron MacDonald; great-grandson Barrett Fairweather, all of Grants Pass, OR. Chuck is also survived by his brother-in-law Robert Killmeier of Unadilla, NY; nephews Steven (Tami) Killmeier of Wells Bridge, NY; Jeffrey (Lisa) Killmeier of Wells Bridge, NY; Rick (Jacqueline) Geertgens of Poughkeepsie, NY; and Tim (Courtney) Geertgens of Chaffee, NY; as well as several great-nieces and great-nephews. Chuck was an avid sports enthusiast and was a long-time member of several local golf and bowling leagues. He loved watching golf and women’s basketball. Chuck loved music, especially classic rock! He loved all trivia and had an amazing memory for statistics; remembering birthdays was one of his specialties! He loved a good steak with a nice glass of Cabernet. And one more thing about Chuck: he never met a stranger! Chuck was a life-long member of the Wells Bridge Baptist Church, and attended Sunday services there throughout his life. In addition, he was a longstanding member of the Sidney Elks Club (#2175) where he enjoyed visiting with his many close friends. Chuck loved a good game of cards and enjoyed playing in the Monday evening Pitch League for many years. Chuck was predeceased by his mother, Helen; father, Henry; sister Betty (Beach) Geertgens of Unadilla, NY; and sister Margaret (Beach) Killmeier of Unadilla, NY. He was also predeceased by his former wife, Janet (Tweedie) Shatynski. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Wells Bridge Baptist Church on Friday, July 1 at 11am. Light refreshments to follow at the church. All are welcome! From 3pm - 5pm that same day, a Happy Hour in Chuck’s memory will be held at the Sidney Elks for his friends. Family members will be present. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you make a donation in Chuck’s memory to the Wells Bridge Baptist Church, 7 Church St., Wells Bridge, NY 13859.

Celebration of Life Service

11:00 am
Friday, July 1, 2022
Wells Bridge Baptist Church
7 Church Street
Wells Bridge, New York, United States
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