Lewis C. Beacom
May 30, 1921 ‒ December 10, 2009
Lewis C. Beacom, 88 of Sunbury, died Thursday evening December 10, 2009 at Select Specialty Hospital in Columbus.
He was born on May 30, 1921 in Sunbury to the late Vernor C. and Alice L. (Liggett) Beacom. Graduate of Sunbury High School Class of 1938 where he was active in the FFA receiving his State FFA Degree. He was retired from Nestle’s where he had worked for 48 years as a maintenance electrican. He was there as the company grew and was one who could be called on when there was a problem.
Lewis and his family were among the founding members of St. John Neumann Catholic Church when it was formed and former members of St Paul Catholic Church in Westerville. He was a WWII Army Veteran and a member of the American Legion Post #457, where he held the position of Adjutant and served on the Honor Guard Team for several years.
Lewis was a very humble and patient man who had few words to say but when he did you had better listen. He enjoyed vegetable gardening, home improvement projects and was a founding member of the BST&G Fire Department and a former Berkshire Township Trustee
He is survived by sons: Daniel (Patricia) of Houma, LA, Robert (Margherita) of Upper Arlington, Michael of College Park, MD, Edwin (Cathy) of Sunbury; grandchildren: Geri, Bruce, Richard, Ryan, Randy, Brian, Lisa, Paul, Cody, Casey; 15 great grandchildren; sisters: Nancy (Weldon) Stockwell of Sunbury, Alice Jean Marshall of Marengo.
Preceded in death by his wife of 65 years: Mary Louise (Denehy) Beacom on April 1, 2009 and they were married October 14, 1944; brothers: Joe A. and Vaughn.
Friends may call Sunday from 2-6 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, SR 3 at 61, Sunbury, prayer service at 5:30 p.m. Additional callers one hour prior to the Mass of Christian Burial held at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 9633 E SR 37, Sunbury at 10 a.m. Monday with Fr. David Sizemore celebrant. Burial with Military Graveside Services will follow in the Berkshire Cemetery.
Family prefers memorial contributions to: St John Neumann Church Building Fund, 801 W. Cherry Street, Suite 120, Sunbury, Ohio 43074 or American Legion Post #457, PO Box 173, Sunbury, Ohio 43074.
Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.