Robert Leighton Beecher Sr.
Arline Faith Davis
LeRoy R. White
Evelyn H. Konopka
Robert Leighton Beecher Jr.
Darlene Evelyn White
Erick Leighton Beecher


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1. Tracey E. Cochrane

Erick Leighton Beecher 1 2

  • Born: 1 May 1971, Allentown, Lehigh, PA 3
  • Marriage (1): Tracey E. Cochrane

   Another name for Erick is Eric Leighton Beecher.

   FamilySearch ID: G374-STM.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Newspaper: Morning Call: photo caption: Erick Beecher, 6 1/2, and his sister, Charlene, 11, admire the granite sculpture of an animal in the second-floor children's room of the Allentown Library., 14 Mar 1977, Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 2

2. Newspaper: Morning Call: Eric Leighton Beecher Arrested for Burglary and Arson, 22 Sep 1988, Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 4 -----
2nd suspect is charged in Allentown arson case
An 18-year-old Allentown man has been charged as a second suspect in the Sept. 15 burglary and arson fire of a city apartment, investigators said yesterday.
Eric Leighton Beecher of 1308 Chew St., second floor, was arrested at his home and charged with the arson of a second-floor apartment at Bridgeview Apartments, 701 Harrison St.
Terry Butcher, 25, of 548 Ridge Ave., Allentown, was charged last week in the incident. Police believe the two are acquaintances.
Police did not link Beecher with a string of at least 14 arson fires dating to Sept. 2, saying they believe he was involved in just one. But police said Butcher still may be considered in the other fires.
Beecher was arrested at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday. Police announced the arrest yesterday, saying said they "had no difficulties" apprehending Beecher, who was "very cooperative."
Allentown Detective David Howells Jr. said Butcher and Beecher went to the second-floor apartment of Kim Derr, whom Beecher apparently knew, on Sept. 15 to burglarize it. Outside the apartment building, police later found Derr's $3,000 stereo system and some of her jewelry hidden in bushes.
The fire in Derr's apartment was started by piling clothing on the stove and igniting it to cover up the burglary. Derr's apartment had smoke, heat and fire damage.
Butcher -- who pleaded guilty to 11 charges of arson in 1982 -- also was charged with setting a 2 a.m. fire at 747 S. Delaware St., about a block away from Bridgeview. The Delaware Street fire was started the same way as that in Derr's apartment.
Beecher also was charged with causing or risking a catastrophe, criminal mischief, burglary, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, recklessly endangering and criminal conspiracy. He was arraigned before District Justice Charles Crawford and committed to Lehigh County Prison in lieu of $75,000 bail.
Butcher faces on two charges each of arson, causing or risking a catastrophe, recklessly endangering, criminal mischief, burglary, theft and receiving stolen property. He remains in the Lehigh County Prison in lieu of $150,000 bail.

3. Residence: 1308 Chew St., Allentown, PA on 22 Sep 1988 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 4

4. Residence: on 1 Jul 1989 in Macungie Twp., Lehigh, PA. 3

5. Residence: on 29 May 1990 in Macungie Twp., Lehigh, PA. 5

6. Newspaper: Morning Call: Charged: Erick Beecher, 21, of Trexlertown; Thursday with driving under the influence and public drunkeness in the 800 block of Ward Street; held until sober., 15 Mar 1992, Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 6

7. Newspaper: Lancaster New Era: Erick L. Beecher Arrested for Drug Dealing, 9 Jan 1998, Lancaster, Lancaster, PA. 7 -----
Drug arrests watched by new mayor
Drug dealers who didn't give up their illegal habits for the new year received a little help Thursday from local police and Lancasters new mayor. Members of the county's Drug Task Force and city's Drug Suppression Unit arrested several people this week in connection with suspected deals of heroin, crack cocaine and marijuana.
More than $11,000 worth of marijuana was confiscated from a Salisbury Township home on Tuesday, when members of the county's Drug Task Force served a search warrant around 8:30 a.m. Lisa Ann Newnam, 34, and Erick L. Beecher, 27, both of 746 Mt. Vernon Road, Gap, were each charged with possession with intent to deliver marijuana and criminal conspiracy after police found the 7 1/2 pounds of marijuana and 34 grams of hashish in the residence. Two small children were in the home when police arrived, detectives said, along with two drug customers one of whom happened to be carrying a handgun. The children were turned over to relatives. A Task Force spokesman described Newnam and Beecher as mid-level dealers whose activities had been under investigation for three months. Both were committed to prison in lieu of $25,000 cash bail.

8. Residence: on 15 Nov 2007 in Atglen, Chester, PA. 3

Erick married Tracey E. Cochrane, daughter of Thomas D. Cochrane and Joan E. Clauberg. (Tracey E. Cochrane was born on 1 Sep 1968 8.)


1 Morning Call (Allentown, PA), 26 Jul 1961, page 5.

2 Morning Call (Allentown, PA), 14 Mar 1977, page 10.

3, United States Public Records, 1970-2009, Erick L. Beecher, Residence, Atglen, Pennsylvania. b. 1 May 1971.

4 Morning Call (Allentown, PA), 22 Sep 1988, page 16.

5 Morning Call (Allentown, PA), 31 May 1990, page 22. Births. Son born 29 May 1990.

6 Morning Call (Allentown, PA), 15 Mar 1992, page 22.

7 Lancaster New Era (Lancaster, PA), 9 Jan 1998, page 15.

8, United States Public Records, 1970-2009, Erick & Tracey E. Beecher, Residence, Kempton, Pennsylvania.

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