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Jonathan 'Jay' Beachy
age 82, of North Canton, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 in the comfort of his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on Dec. 5, 1930 in Hartville, Ohio to the late Noah E. and Lydian (Miller) Beachy. He was a self employed master carpenter. Prior to retirement he worked at the lumber dept. at Hartville Hardware, where he continued to share his knowledge of woodworking. He was a long time member of Hartville Mennonite Church where he has served as Sunday School Superintendent, an Elder and he shared his love of music in a men's quartet. He was known as a man of integrity who sought to serve God in all things. He loved time spent with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and they in turn were blessed by his prayers on their behalf. He will be remembered for his kind gentle spirit and his warm smile.
He was preceded in death by the love of his life, his wife of 60 years, Martha Shrock Beachy on April 10, 2011. He is survived by two daughters and son-in-law, Gayle and Don Yoder of Uniontown and Sandra Beachy of North Canton; three grandchildren, Laura Yoder, Donald (Heather) Yoder and Jonathan (Meagan) Yoder; six great-grandchildren, Sophia Yoder, Wyatt, Eva, Caleb and Elijah Yoder, and Jonah Jay Yoder; siblings, Amanda Otto, Nancy (Willis) Troyer, Dan (Ginny) Beachy, Joe (Carol) Beachy, Al (Martha) Beachy, Mary (David) Wileman, Marti (Eli) Miller; in-laws, Erma, Reba, Martha and Dorothy Beachy, Sarah Miller, Edna Wittmer, Melvin (Mary Ellen) Shrock, Noah (Dorothy) Shrock, Henry (Dorothy) Shrock, Ervin Helmuth; and many other relatives and friends. Also he was preceded in death by brothers, Nelson, Vernon, Albert, Raymond, Eli and John Beachy.
Calling Hours are Saturday 4-7 p.m. at Hartville Mennonite Church and an hour prior to services Sunday 2-3 p.m. Funeral services are Sunday 3 p.m. in the church with Pastor Ross Miller and Pastor Henry Shrock officiating. Final resting place is the church cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hartville Mennonite Church. The family wishes to thank Dr. Karin Riggs, Dr. Bouserhal and the MICU Staff at Aultman Hospital, Dr. Grossman and the Aultman Hospice Staff.
Proverbs 14:26
He who fears the Lord has a secure fortress, and for his children it will be a refuge.
Arnold 330-877-9364

Published in The Repository on Mar. 21, 2013
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