Raymond Beach, 90, of Frederick County, Virginia, died Tuesday, December 4, 2012, in VA Medical Center, Martinsburg, West Virginia.
Mr. Beach was born in 1922, in New York, New York, the son of the late Joseph and Louise Beach. He was a Veteran having served in the United States Army during World War II, from September 1940 to October 1945, serving overseas in the Asiatic Pacific Theatre of Operations, achieving the rank of Sergeant. Mr. Beach retired from the U. S. Government in 1977, after 38 years of service. He was a logistician, retiring as Executive Assistant and Director of Distribution and Transportation.
He was a master mason and member of Winchester Hiram Lodge #21 AF and AM and a life member of Far East Lodge #1, F and AM, Yokohama, Japan.
He married Agnes Swierczewski on June 16, 1956 in New York, New York. She preceded him in death on November 18, 1999.
Surviving is his son, Ronald Raymond Beach and his wife, Terri, of Martinsburg, West Virginia; grandson, Andrew Luttrell, his companion, Jennifer Woodsmall and her son, Dominic; granddaughter, Ashley Rinard and her husband, Patrick; sisters, Edna Becker of Huntington, West Virginia and Jeanette Nicholson of Dallas, Texas, and a special niece, Barbara Becker-Cottrill and husband, Layton, Huntington, West Virginia.
A memorial service will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Saturday, at Omps Funeral Home, Amherst Chapel, with Chaplain Christina Brooks officiating. Interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Winchester, Virginia. Military honors will be accorded by VFW Post 2123.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Palliative Care Unit, VA Medical Center, 510 Butler Avenue, Martinsburg, West Virginia, 25405.
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