Robert Earl, “Bob” Beach was born in Elmira, NY on May 6, 1937. He was the son of the late Fay Oldroyd and Lorena (Cook Blauvelt) Beach and step-son of the late Raymond James “R.J.” Beach. He married the former Julia E. Darrow on March 7, 1958 at Mountain Lake’s Methodist Church. They have shared 58 years together and raised four children.
Robert and Julia owned and operated Beach’s Farms in Granville Summit for many years until retirement. Together they improved both the dairy and land through their dedicated and insightful work ethic. In addition to the daily operations of the farm, Bob also hauled milk for Troy Dairy. Family meant everything to Bob. He was an awesome, fun-loving dad and grandpa who enjoyed making time to play children’s games. Bob always loved being outdoors and liked to hunt and fish. He was very interested in farm tractors, participated in several area tractor pulls and was a member of the Twin Tiers Antique Tractor Club. Bob also enjoyed watching sports, especially Dallas Cowboys football.
He was predeceased by a daughter-in-law, Judy Lynne (Grimes) Beach and a step-brother, Donald Beach.
The family invites friends to call 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Dr. Canton. Mr. Dale Harper will officiate the funeral service following at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Mountain Lake Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, Bob would have appreciated donations to JAF Ministries, P.O. Box 3333 Agoura Hills, CA 91376-3333. Share condolences at www.pepperfuneralhomes.com