Harold C. Beach

February 22, 1934 ‒ June 29, 2015

Galion, Ohio

Harold C. Beach, age 81 of Galion passed away Monday, June 29, 2015 at the home of his daughter in Rittman after declining health.

He was born February 22, 1934 in Galion and was the son of Chester and Marjorie (Stall) Beach. He married Dorothy M. (Kohls) Beach on January 9, 1954 and she survives.

Harold was a 1952 graduate of Galion High School and proudly served in the United States Navy aboard the USS Maddox. He worked 40 years for the Columbia Gas Co. Harold was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Galion and enjoyed woodworking, fishing, hunting, farming, golfing and was a charter member of the Galion Sports Hall of Fame.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Denise (Ric) Weis of Rittman, Mark (Meleta) Beach of Lucerne, Ind., Kirk (Bea) Beach of Sunbury and Melissa Gremling of Galion; 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Dennis Beach.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833 where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 2, with Deacon Greg Kirk officiating. Burial will be private at a later date in Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Galion.

Full military honors will be conducted by the United States Navy and Galion Crestline Veterans Military Funeral Detail.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, Galion, Nationwide Childrens Hospital, Columbus or Lifecare Hospice in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Harold Beach, and condolences may be made to them at www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

  • Denise and Ric, so very sorry. Your Dad was such a sweet man. He always had a smile and a cheery word when he stopped by our house to check our meter. Will never forget the time he had this really confused look on his face and asked about our usage because it had dropped so much – we’d put in a woodburning stove!

    Prayers for all of you during this time.


  • My thoughts and prayers are with you all in your time of sorrow. Sending you love and prayers for peace.

  • Denise and family. Keeping you and your family in our prayers in your time of sorrow. Keep your dad’s memory alive in your heart and be comforted knowing that someday you will see him again.

  • Dear Dorothy and Family,

    Sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I always had a smile when ever I thought of Harold, that’s how I remember him.

    Always know that where ever you are, God is.

    Marilyn Ritzhaupt Andrade, Galion class of 52.

  • Dear Dorothy and family,
    So sorry to hear of Harold’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out for you all at this time.
    Ed & Betty

  • My thoughts and prayers are with family and friends as you celebrate Uncle Harold’s life and share your memories with each other today.

    My apologies for not being with you on this day.

  • My sincere sympathies to the Beach family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

    Gayle Whirl Lantz