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William "Bill" A. Beach

July 17, 1947 ~ June 1, 2020 (age 72)


William “Bill” A. Beach of Liberty, NY, the former co-owner of KJBL Electronics and a retired school bus driver for Gershowitz and Rolling V Bus Company, and a life long area resident, passed away Monday, June 1, 2020 at Orange Regional Medical Center, Middletown, NY.  He was 72 years of age.

Bill was Past Exalted Ruler of the Liberty Elks Lodge # 1545;  Past NYS Elks Youth Activities Chairman;  member of the Catskill Region Antique Car Club and the Any Make Any Model Car Club; and a member of the White Sulphur Springs Senior Club and the Rockland Senior Club.

The son of the late Harold and Pearl Norton Beach, he was born July 17, 1947 in Liberty, NY.

Survivors include his significant other, Karen Barley Jones, at home; two daughters, Sandi Bardwell (Doug) and Samantha Goble (Dell) both of NC; two granddaughters, Angela Stealer (Daniel) and Jessica Graves (James) and one great granddaughter, Emma Graves.

He was predeceased by his parents, one brother, Earl Beach, Sr. and one sister, Madelyn Pepperman.

Limited visitation will be Saturday, July 25, 2020 from 10 AM to 12 Noon at the Harris Funeral Home, West St. at Buckley, Liberty, NY.  Social distancing guidelines must be met, a limited number of people at one time will be allowed in the funeral home, facemasks are required. 

Liberty Elks Lodge #1545 will conduct services at 12 Noon in the funeral home; a memorial service will follow.  Seating will be limited.

Memorial contributions in William’s name may be made to a charity of one’s choice or to Liberty Elks #1545, Youth Activities, Checks Payable to Liberty Elks #1545,  c/o of Tania DeFrank, 21 John St., Liberty NY 12754.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Harris Funeral Home, West St. at Buckley, Liberty, NY.  845-292-0001 or 845-439-5200.

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