Joseph Beecher
(-Bef 1905)
Rose Struchen
(Abt 1869-)
John Joseph Beecher
(1892-1957)
Ruby M. Chadbourne
(1894-1987)
Donald J. Beecher
(1922-2007)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Catherine E. McLaughlin

Donald J. Beecher 1

  • Born: 23 May 1922, Erie, Erie, PA 1
  • Marriage (1): Catherine E. McLaughlin about 1942
  • Died: 8 Nov 2007, Medina, Medina, OH, USA at age 85 1
  • Buried: 13 Nov 2007, Rittman: Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Wayne, OH, USA 1

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Obituary: Medina County Gazette: obituary of Donald J. Beecher on 10 Nov 2007 in Medina, Medina, OH, USA. 1 Donald J. Beecher, 85, of Medina, passed away Thursday, Nov. 8, 2007, in Medina.

He was born May 23, 1922, in Erie, Pa. Mr. Beecher was a professional engineer and consultant. He worked for GE and AMSCO. He was a member of First Christian Church “Disciples of Christ” in Wadsworth. Mr. Beecher was a 32nd-degree Mason, an avid golfer and loved his garden. He also was a former city councilman for Medina. Mr. Beecher loved his family. He served in the Navy.

Mr. Beecher is survived by his wife, Catherine E. (nee McLaughlin), to whom he was married 65 years; daughters, Karen Drake of Medina, Cathy Hall of Wadsworth and Susan (John) Petre of Cleveland Heights; grandchildren, Jay (Tracy) Wagner, Christin (Craig) Burd, Marc (Mary) Petre and Michael Petre; and great-granddaughters, Ashley Wagner and Tessa Petre.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John J. and Ruby Beecher, and sister, Doris Schwartz.

Service: 10 a.m. Tuesday at First Christian Church, 116 E. Boyer St., Wadsworth. The Rev. James J. Singleton will officiate.

Burial: Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman.

Visiting hours: 3 to 6 p.m. Monday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St., and 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church.


Donald married Catherine E. McLaughlin about 1942. (Catherine E. McLaughlin was born on 8 Aug 1920 in Erie, Erie, PA,2 died on 31 May 2009 in Medina, Medina, OH, USA 2 and was buried on 4 Jun 2009 in Rittman: Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Wayne, OH, USA 2.)


Sources


1 <i>Medina County Gazette</i> (Medina, Medina, Ohio), 10 Nov 2007 http://medinagazette.northcoastnow.com/2007/11/10/donald-j-beecher/.

2 <i>Akron Beacon Journal</i> (Akron, Summit, Ohio), 2 Jun 2009, obituary of Catherine E. Beecher http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/ohio/obituary.aspx?n=catherine-e-beecher-betty-mclaughlin&pid=127946365.



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