Thomas J. Beecham, 74, of Edwardsville passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, June 26, 2012, in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township.
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Born Sept. 2, 1937, in Hanover Township, he was the son of the late Matthew and Emma Evans Beecham.
He was a graduate of Ashley High School and was employed as a nursing assistant at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center prior to his retirement.
Thomas served his country for the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.
Thomas was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Anne Zettles, and brothers, Edwin, David, James, Harry and George Beecham.
He is survived by his best friend and loving wife of 29 years, Alice Beecham; daughter and son-in-law, Angela and Joseph Vitetta, Dallas; grandson, Cody Roccograndi, Pringle; brothers, Gerald Beecham, Wilkes-Barre; and William Beecham, Hanover Township; sisters-in-law, Louise Beecham, New Jersey; and Delores Biga, Swoyersville; nephews, nieces and cousins.
Tom will always be remembered for his compassion and care for others, and his strong love and devotion for his wife and family.
Military funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Lehman Funeral Services Inc., 689 Hazle Ave., Wilkes-Barre. Interment will be in Chapel Lawn Memorial Park, Dallas. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent by visiting Tom's obituary at www.lehmanfuneralhome.com.
Lehman Funeral Home - Wilkes-Barre
689 Hazle Ave. Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
Published in Citizens' Voice from June 27 to June 28, 2012