Thursday, September 27, 2012

Richard D. Beechy age 69

Sturgis, Mich. —
Richard D. Beechy, age 69, of Sturgis, passed away early Tuesday morning, May 1, 2012, at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo.
He was born Jan. 9, 1943, in Millersburg, Ohio, a son of Thomas L. and Dorothy (Young) Beechy.
Dick resided in Sturgis since 1984, coming from Loudonville, Ohio, where he was a graduate of Loudonville High School with the class of 1961. Dick continued his education at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.
While living in Loudonville, Dick was an active member of the community, serving as a member of the Loudonville Planning Commission, Loudonville Planning Commission Board of Appeals, Kettering Hospital Board and St. Timothy Church Council.
On July 18, 1964, he married Betty Kraft in Loudonville.
From 1963-1984, he had been employed by the Flxible Company in Loudonville. In 1984, he began a 16-year career with Grumman Olson in Sturgis and retired in July of 2003 from the NABI Corporation in Anniston, Ala. For nine months prior to his retirement, he worked in Hungary.
Dick was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Korea and earning the rank of Spec. 4. He was a member of American Legion Post #257 in Loudonville. He was also a past member of Eagles Lodge and the Athletic Boosters of Loudonville.
He enjoyed his computer and his many email buddies. Dick loved time spent with his wife, kids, grandchildren and brothers.
Click for article,  Funeral services details etc. in Stugis Journal Posted May 02, 2012 @ 12:05 AM