William T. Beecham Sr.

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William T. Beecham Sr., 79, of the Upper Askam section of Hanover Township, died Monday evening, July 1, 2013, in Birchwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Nanticoke.

Born in Wilkes-Barre Township, he was a son of the late Matthew and Emma Evans Beecham, and was a graduate of Ashley High School. Mr. Beecham was employed as a forklift operator at CertainTeed in Mountain Top prior to retiring.

Bill was preceded in death by his beloved wife, the former Delphine "Dena" Ostrofsky, Sept. 13, 2003; brothers, Edwin, 1970, David, 1978, James, 1990, Harry, 2002, George, 2003, Thomas, 2012; and sister, Mary Ann Zettles, 2012.

He is survived by sons, William T. Beecham Jr. and his wife, Ann, Breslau section of Hanover Township, Carl and his wife, Kayleen, Upper Askam section of Hanover Township; grandchildren, Billy, Amanda, Sarah and Matthew; brother, Gerald Beecham, Wilkes-Barre; nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at Lehman Family Funeral Service Inc., 689 Hazle Ave., Wilkes-Barre, with the Rev. James Sienkiewicz, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Hanover Green Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. today.

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Lehman Funeral Home - Wilkes-Barre
689 Hazle Ave.
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
(570) 822-4634
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Published in Times Leader on July 3, 2013
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