Hamilton, Ohio- Harvey Harley Beebe, 88, a native of Brattleboro and former resident, died Tuesday afternoon, September 18, 2018 at the Westover, a retirement community in Hamilton following a period of declining health.
Born the son of Victor and Leona (Barcomb) Beebe on January 25, 1930, he was raised and educated in Brattleboro where he attended Brattleboro High School.
He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corp. in 1946 at the tender age of 16 and served his country post-World War II and during the Korean War era in base operations stateside. He retired following twenty years of service to his country in 1966, at which time he was honorably discharged at the rank of Master Sergeant.
After his discharge in 1966, Harvey accepted employment as a senior expeditor with Sanders Associates Inc., an electronics defense contractor based in Nashua, New Hampshire. In 1975, he returned home to Brattleboro with his family and went to work as an independent contractor for the U.S. Postal Service transporting bulk mail from Brattleboro to Vernon and Putney. He later moved into a position within the Brattleboro Post Office, from which he retired. He moved to Ohio in 1990, where he resided until his passing.
He was a communicant of Saint Michaels Roman Catholic Church and was a former member of the American Legion, Brattleboro Post #5.
Of his leisure time activities, Harvey enjoyed dancing at the local senior center, gardening, and baking. He was a member of the Izaak Walton League and enjoyed participating in their activities.
On September 12, 1953 at Saint Michaels Catholic Church he was married to Arlene Bills who predeceased him on February 12, 2000.
Survivors include one son, Thomas Beebe and his wife Lynn of Ross, Ohio, a daughter, Deborah Beebe Kastor of Santa Cruz, California, three grandsons, one granddaughter by marriage, one brother, Joseph Beebe of Brattleboro, a sister, Genevieve Denkewicz of Millers Falls, Massachusetts, and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Victor “Pete” Beebe and Paul Beebe, three sisters, Juanita Ardzoni , Katherine Mialkowski and Loretta Whiting.
The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 2:00 P.M. at Saint Michaels Roman Catholic Church. Committal Rites and burial with full honors will follow in Saint Michaels Parish Cemetery.
Friends are invited to call at the Atamaniuk Funeral Home on Sunday from 4 to 6 P.M.