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Rex Lawrence Beaton

AGE: 79 • Wilmington

Rex Lawrence Beaton, loving husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, brother-in-law, loyal friend and long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at Wilmington Christiana Hospital on Friday, February 19, 2016.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Cordelia A. White, his daughter and son-in-law Corlyn A. (Beaton) and Mohammad Saleem Yusuf of New Hampshire, his son and daughter-in-law Stuart D. Beaton and Jodi E. (Pascarella) of Massachusetts, and his stepson and daughter-in-law Jefferson R. White and Shannon M. Gill of Wilmington. His grandchildren include Adam R. M. Yusuf of New Hampshire, Elizabeth Mary and Sarah Jane Beaton of Massachusetts and Courtney J. Blackney of Wilmington. His brothers-in-law include Robert W. Ingram of Arizona and Allen K. Ingram of Florida. He is also survived by his dear, best friend of 57 years, Barry Louwerse and his wife Lorraine of Maryland.

Born in Boston in 1937, Mr. Beaton's passions were classical music, art, reading, inventing and sailing. He served eight years in the United States Air Force.

In his lifetime, he became a mentor to many. All who knew him came to appreciate his humor, compassion for others and thirst for knowledge. He loved life, family and friends with a passion unequaled to any and will be deeply missed by those who were fortunate enough to be a part of his life. He leaves us all wanting to strive for self-betterment and love of our world and fellow man.

May he forever peacefully sail the seas.

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Published in The News Journal on Feb. 25, 2016
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