John Beatty

Sarasota, Florida

1939 - 2020 (Age 80)


Sarasota, Florida


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Beatty, JohnOct 30, 1939 - Jul 18, 2020A fine man has left us. He savored life, shared love and inspired many. John was born in Oak Park, Illinois. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Bertha Beatty, sister Linda Treviso, sister-in-law Linda Rose Beatty, sister-in-law Debbie...

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John hired me at Northern Trust in Chicago way back in 1971. My first career position as a newly minted college graduate, and because of John's excellence in management, one of the best jobs I ever had. John headed up the New Accounts dept and I was one of his staff members. His vision expanded the service into a complete Personal Banking program, holding us to high standards of personalized service that taught all of us so much about people, financial products and, most importantly, business...

John and Bob came into our lives in the mid-nineties when they moved to St Charles IL and have been dear friends ever since. We have shared many wonderful memories with them in our travels, card games, and dinner parties. John was a pillar to all us Chicago transplants here in Sarasota, one that we would look up to for advice and strength. John, you will truly be missed and never forgotten.

What a beautiful summary of his life. But I remember all his special talents at making things. When we saw your home in St. Charles, we marveled at all the things he had done himself. One of our special memories was visiting with Wendy and family. You had a large tomato bush in a big pot and Henry was eating the tomatoes with such relish that you named it Henry's tree. John always had a smile on his face and he was so good to our Grandma Elsie, his mom, my mom and all the family. But he...