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BEEBE, RICHARD E. On October 23, 2012, Richard E. Beebe, 93, of Naples, FL, passed away peacefully after a full and productive life. Sixty-seven of those years were spent with his beloved wife, the late Ruth G. Beebe. He was the devoted father of Richard E. Beebe, Jr. (Joann) of Potsdam, NY and Jill Marshall of North Haven, CT. The son of Clarence and Anna Beebe, Dick was born in New Haven, CT. His brothers, Clarence, of South Dennis, MA and Joseph, of Hamden, CT, survive him. His sisters, the late Irma Beck of Southbridge, MA, Bernice Bowman and Martha Elder, both of Hamden, CT, predeceased him. Dick distinguished himself as the youngest Exalted Ruler in the history of the Elks Lodge of New Haven, CT. He was also a five year member of the New Haven Rotary Club. He was the president of the New Haven Sales Executive Club and director of the Sales and Marketing International Sales Association. He was a partner, then president of Amity Tool Company. He also served on the Orange, CT Zoning Board of Appeals. Dick's business career began as a Prudential Insurance agent that led to leadership positions in the office equipment industry. Dick managed a successful 35-year career working for the 3M Company before retiring in 1982 as the Northeast Regional Manager for Business Products Sales Inc. Dick served with distinction in the U. S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theater. He was a 40-year member of the Racebrook Country Club in Orange, CT where he was Vice President and was a member of Imperial Country Club in Naples, FL Donations may be made in Dick's memory to the Office of the Blind in your area. A memorial ceremony will be held in the spring of 2012 in the southern Connecticut area. For online condolences, visit fullerfuneralhome.com


Published in The New Haven Register on Nov. 4, 2012
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