He passed peacefully surrounded by his loving family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Beverley Beach; and his brother, William “Bill” Beach.
He is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Aileen Beach; daughters: Tracie Brockman (Neil) and Laura Burkis (Michael); grandchildren: Byran, James, Colin and Trevor; his sister, Deanna Kelley (Ray); sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Barb (Phil) Fleming, Gene Massey, Connie (Bob) Braun and Kyle Sullivan; many nieces and nephews; lots of extended family and friends; and also his little buddy, Charlie.
He served his country proudly in the United States Air Force. Working as an electrician, he retired from Eastman Kodak in Rochester, N.Y., after 30 years of service and then worked for McKee Foods until his illness.
He was a devoted and loving family man, who was happy to just spend time with the people he loved. He also loved taking his many road trips and listening to his oldies music. He was called home far too early and will be greatly missed by everyone who had the honor to know him.
A Remembrance of Life service will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 6, 2013, at the North Chapel of Jim Rush Funeral Homes.
The family will receive friends Saturday, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the funeral home.
Burial will be at Garland Cemetery in Clarkson, N.Y.
The family requests donations be made to the American Cancer Society or to the charity of your choice in his memory.
Please share your memories and or condolences with the family at www.jimrushfuneralhomes.com.