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Roy George Beech

June 15, 1947 ~ October 11, 2019 (age 72)


Roy George Beech, 72, of Rochester Mills, passed away unexpectedly at home on October, 11, 2019.

He was born in White Oak, PA, a son of the late Bernard W. and Ida Belle (Hall) Beech.

On April 9, 1966 he married the former Joyce Ann Haines. Together they enjoyed fifty- three years of

marriage. Joyce survives and resides in Rochester Mills.

Roy worked as a Cabinet Maker and foreman in the mill room for Zell Brothers. The company which was

originally in McKeesport later moved to York County. Roy was patient in teaching others the art of

cabinetry one on one, and he also helped others learn through an adult education class.

He was a hardworking man that was always busy doing something around the house, often not stopping

until the sun went down in the evening. He was generous and kind and was always willing to lend a

hand to his neighbors and friends. In his younger years he liked to play softball and enjoyed hunting and

fishing throughout his entire life. He was a lifetime member of the NRA.

In addition to his wife Joyce, he is survived by three daughters, Michelle McAllister and husband Ken of

Jeannette, DeAnn Beech and Patrick Palmer of Leland, North Carolina, and Pamela Beech and Luis Rivera

of Wrightsville, PA; four grandchildren, Asia Rivera and Kyle Wilson, Austin Rivera, Evan McAllister and

Peter Rivera; one brother, Raymond Beech and wife Cheryl of White Oak; one sister, Myring Walker of

Elizabeth; two sister in laws, Donna Beech of North Huntington, PA and Linda Beech of McKeesport;

several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Bernard Beech and two nephews, Russell Walker and

Jacob Beech.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday, October 14, 2019 and from 9 a.m. until the time

of service at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Shumaker Funeral Home, Inc., Punxsutawney.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at the funeral home, officiated by Dr.Tom Topar.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Parkinson's Foundation or Michael J. Fox Foundation.

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October 14, 2019

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Shumaker Funeral Home, Inc.
115 East Union St
Punxsutawney, PA 15767

October 14, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Shumaker Funeral Home, Inc.
115 East Union St
Punxsutawney, PA 15767

Funeral Service
October 15, 2019

11:00 AM
Shumaker Funeral Home, Inc.
115 East Union St
Punxsutawney, PA 15767

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