JAMES "JIMMY" BEAUMONT
1940 - 2017
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BEAUMONT
JAMES "JIMMY"
Age 76, died unexpectedly October 7, 2017, at UPMC McKeesport. Born on October 21, 1940, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late Charles and Kathryn (Blank) Beaumont and the husband of Ann Carol (Tate) Beaumont. Jimmy was the lead singer and music composer of the legendary Pittsburgh music group the Skyliners. In 1958, Jimmy Beaumont and the Skyliners became active on the music scene, and were best known for their 1959 hit "Since I Don't Have You." They also hit the Top 40 music charts with "This I Swear" and "Pennies From Heaven," as well as many other recordings. Jimmy Beaumont and the Skyliners continued to entertain with their distinct harmonies up until present day. The Skyliners were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2002, and the Pittsburgh Rock'N Roll Legends Award was presented in 2016. Jimmy touched the heart and soul of many generations with his gift of music and he will be deeply missed by all. In addition to his wife, Ann Carol, he is survived by his children, Stacey (Keith) Schork, of White Oak and Christina (Scott) Shank, of Penn Twp.; grandchildren, Caleb and McKenna Schork, Brandyn, Evyn, and Ethyn Shank; as well as many nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received at the JAYCOX-JAWORSKI FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, from 2 - 9 p.m. and Thursday, October 12, 2017, from 2 - 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, October 13, 2017, 10 a.m., at Corpus Christi Church, Fr. Steve Palsa will be the celebrant. Committal will follow in New St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, a charity that was dear to his heart. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.



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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Oct. 10, 2017.
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75 entries
January 12, 2022
Be at peace, till we meet again . Your songs were part of my life , since age 14.
Martha
October 6, 2021
Gone four years, but will remain forever in our hearts. What a wonderful
blessing we have to be able to listen to his music and having the memory
of seeing him live in concert. Continue to rest in peace and sing with the angels. A voice that will never be silenced in our hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.
Gordon & Dale Ramsey
October 4, 2021
You and Your music will be missed by all.
Lou vece
Friend
April 18, 2021
Great music. Will be missed by all.
Louis vece
October 4, 2020
We remember him fondly. What a beautiful voice he shared with all of us and now with the angels in the heaven. We are so glad that we have the Doo-Wop tapes and can listen to his voice anytime. Keep resting in peace and know that you are never forgotten.
Dale & Gordon Ramsey
June 20, 2019
I knew Jimmy when as a young boy he worked at the American Water Works Co. As our mailboy. We took a shine to each other but he quit the job shortly to pursue his music. He appeared a few years back at the Cultural Center here in Ocala, Florida and I got to speak with him. He was very proud of his family.





Rosemary Fisher
Friend
March 28, 2019
So sorry, I grew up with all his songs. Listening to his songs today ,brings tears to my eyes,I remember some of the places,in my early days where and when song played. I am 76 years old and will miss you dearly Darrell Hart Uniontown ,Pa home town . My e-mail is dmah42@yahoo.com
September 5, 2018
RIP Jimmy, my condolences and prayers to your family. I was sorry to hear of your passing. You and your group are one of my favorites for many years.
Ruth Tavernia, Brafford
September 5, 2018
A very talented man. I was so sorry to hear of his passing.I loved to hear and watch him and his group perform. An exceptionally great singer.
Ruthann Brafford
July 26, 2018
July 25, 2018

I was so very sad when I heard about Jimmy. I truly loved, and still love, his beautiful voice. He was the most handsome and talented man.
Bonnie Holderman
June 30, 2018
I AM HIS FAN FOR LIFE OF JIMMY BEAUMONT AND THE SKYLINERS I HAVE ALL THERE MUSIC ALWAYS WENT TO THE DOO WOP SHOWS TO SEE HIM HE WILL BE MISSED GOD BLESS HIM FOR DOING ALL THAT BEAUTIFUL SINGING AND GOD BLESS HIS FAMILY HOPE TO HERE FROM THE SKYLINERS GOD BLESS ANTONIO CANIANO
ANTONIO CANIANO
Friend
June 27, 2018
I have been a very big fan of The Skyliners from way back...
Jimmy Beaumont had the most beautiful voice...I love all his songs...Jimmy you nay be gone but you will live on in all the hearts that loved you.....May you rip...Gone but never forgotten...Angela
Angela Dorio-Minotti
June 26, 2018
Love the Skyliners,Jimmy was such a good singer and handsome.Rest in peace as you continue singing.
Alberta Hayes
May 13, 2018
Bruce Vitale
May 10, 2018
Judy McKenna
April 19, 2018
First at the Apollo to bring the Pittsburgh white sound to the Black Community to a standing ovation
What a voice! Rest In Peace
Jack Best
March 29, 2018
Beverly Vinklarek
March 24, 2018
He will be so missed, loved all of his songs, especially "Since I Don't Have You". I was so glad we got to see him last year...He'll always have a special place in my heart.
Vicki McGowan
March 18, 2018
Thank you for sharing your gift with us. ' This I swear' was our Wedding Song. Bless Your Journey.
Kate Lang
March 8, 2018
I'm 67, i loved these songs Skyliners were awesome. Jimmy you will be missed.
Becky Brann
February 21, 2018
I saw Jimmy and Group one month before he left us at the American Music Theater in Lancaster, PA and was privileged to meet the group, get a signed photo and promo for my Top Shelf Oldies.com radio show. It was a true honor coming from one of the nicest persons in the business and with a voice unequaled. He has become a part of our lives and will always be there for all.,,,this I swear... Condolences to the family.....
Peter Edelman
February 21, 2018
My heart felt condolences to your family. I just found out about Jimmy's passing and am so sad. He leaves with me wonderful memories about the time my husband jim and I went to see his show at the sheraton in warrendale. He kissed me on my left cheek. We saw Jimmy at many other places and enjoyed the entire group and all their wonderful voices. I play The Skyliners music all the time. God bless you jimmy for giving us (your fans) so much. God bless you,
Pat Manski
February 17, 2018
Jimmy...I still can't believe you are no linger with us...You will never be forgotten and you will always be remembered as one off the best Doo Wop grows ever...with one of the best voices in the industry...RIP...
Gone but never forgotten...
Angela Minotti
February 16, 2018
I just heard of his passing at the Grammy Awards on TV along with many others we lost this past year. But it was hearing that Jimmy was no longer with us that so deeply saddened me. I just looked up the obituary this evening and wanted to say we lost a great talent and reading the comments on here will be missed but NEVER forgotten. What ever happened to that movie that was being produced by Janet Vogel's son about his mom and the group? My condolences to the Beaumont family. They will be in my prayers.
TED PETRASEK
February 9, 2018
R.I.P. Sir... Love Your Music
Michele Cabrol
January 29, 2018
Jimmy's voice will live on forever. My husband, Gordon and I saw the Skyliners at the Chicago Theatre. Their sound was electrifying throughout the theatre. Rest in peace. Now you can sing the angels to sleep with that smooth voice.
Dale & Gordon Ramsey
January 28, 2018
Back in 1962 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin Jimmy from the Skyliners sang Since I Don't Have You to me,never forgot it, loved the Skyliners after seeing them at the Riverside Theater
susan olson
Acquaintance
January 28, 2018
I never got to meet you but have all of your songs and have always thought you were great. I am so sorry to hear of your passing and hope you will share your beautiful songs in Heaven with all the angels. RIP Jimmy.........
Terry Smith
January 28, 2018
Wow ! Just saw on the Grammy's that Jimmy passed. As a graduate of Carrick High, his music
Michael Jahnke
January 4, 2018
He made us so proud of his vocal talents which inspired others to try and emulate his soulful baritone-tenor voice. I strongly doubt the Skyliners can ever continue on as a viable vocal group without the uniqueness of Jimmy Beaumont?
December 31, 2017
One of the great, great groups. The Skyliners gradual fade into history and now the loss of their lead, Jimmy, brings tears to my eyes. Rarely a month goes by that I don't go to You Tube and listen again to their 1959 classic, "Since I Don't Have You" - RIP, Jimmy.

Larry deZeng, Age 79
Winter Springs, Florida
Larry deZeng
December 15, 2017
So saddened when I heard Jimmy passed. What a wonderful and generous man. Since I Don't Have You has And will always be my favorite song for all time. But all were special. Prayers to his wife and daughters to get through this,and all family members and friends. And to the Fans too. Jimmy's memory and music will go on. Cheryl Bowers
Cheryl Bowers
November 24, 2017
SO SORRY TO HEAR OF JIMMY'S PASSING. HE WAS A SWEET MAN WITH A GENTLE PERSONALITY AND POWERFUL VOICE.
"SINCE I DON'T HAVE YOU" , "PENNIES FROM HEAVEN" AND OF COURSE "THIS I SWEAR" I CAN LISTEN OVER AND OVER AND NEVER GET TIRED OF HEARING. LOVE YOU JIMMY!
JOAN SCLAFANI
November 15, 2017
I will miss Jimmy very much, I am 67 and have listenedTo the Skylinners all my life, this group made me feel so alive, and to see The Skylinners in person? What a honor!! There music made you fall in love,so much better.The BEST I liked about Jimmy?He could bellow those High Notes, and when he sang?And my girl and I played his song, or saw him in concert?We feel deeply in love, his sound make it happen, I will miss Jimmy greatly, but I will alway have his music, My all time favorite music group !!! The Skylinners , your music will always live on!!!
Richy Toth
November 10, 2017
Just learning tonight of his death(11/10). Great loss to the genre. Terrific talent.
October 25, 2017

My sincerest condolences to Mr. Beaumont's family and friends.The best of the best...So many memories of my hometown Pittsburgh in the late 50's and 60's, and Jimmy Beaumont and the Skyliners are so much a part of them. My "kid" uncle knew Jimmy, and it was exciting times for music back then. Grateful that I saw them perform in person. Thank you Jimmy, for all the songs sung beautifully, especially Since I Don't Have You, and This I Swear.
You will be missed. Rest in peace.
Chris Schwarz
October 25, 2017
i have always loved the skyliners rip jimmy
mike clark
October 23, 2017
saw them in Jonesboro Ga.about 8 years ago. they were great.Jimmy was great as usual.heaven can use his wonderful voice. Brent Leary
October 21, 2017
My favorite singer, and my favorite song."Since I Don't Have You" I've sang this song with my band many times in '59 and through the 60's, but there's only one Jimmy Beaumont. God Bless You Jimmy! and thanks for all the beautiful memories....
eddie togonon
October 20, 2017
Life is now a little sadder since we don't have you. Rest in peace Jimmy.
Joe Beyer
October 18, 2017
Jimmy,

To this day I still play my Skyliner CD on the way to work.....I love Since I Don't Have You and This I Swear Is True....beautiful voice and beautiful music.....your legacy will live on.
Carole Lepre
October 18, 2017
Jimmy, Thanks for those GREAT songs we still listen to and the never forgotten memories we all have of you and the Skyliners. Rest In Peace.
Warren Fuchs
Former member of UGHA
Warren Fuchs
October 16, 2017
One of my favorite groups...A golden voice no more...May you RIP Jimmy...Thank you for all the beautiful music...My heart goes out to the family....
Angela Minotti
October 14, 2017
I grew-up with his music - I was fortunate enough to share that music with others on 3WS and WTAE - I MC'd The Skyliners 25th Anniversary Show at the Benedum - and I will - like so many fans, friends and family - miss Jimmy dearly. May God bless him and his wonderful caring legacy....
Jay Mitchell
October 13, 2017
To the Beaumont family, my heart aches for all of you. My wife Betty passed away one month ago and Jimmy was her favorite Oldies singer. I know she is listening to Jimmy in Heaven. Rest in peace Jimmy.
Edward Reilly
October 13, 2017
We were so lucky to have seen you in concert. Loved your music. RIP Jimmy
Irene Centeno
October 12, 2017
A great singer who will be missed by all. Little known is that he was a great pool shooter and was well known in many pool halls around this area and many others. Stood in awe watching him shoot on the "reserved" table at smitty's pool hall (conviently located under Pack's cafe / bar) in Mt Oliver.
ron barchfeld
October 12, 2017
I finally got to meet you and it was one of the highlights of my life. Your beautiful songs and spirit will live on. Thank you for all you gave of yourself to share the gift of your talents that you were blessed with. Now our Lord has called you home to sing in His Heavenly choir. Sincerest sympathy to your family.
Lillian Hinkelman
October 12, 2017
Sandra L Sofocle
October 12, 2017
Rest In Peace Jimmy. Your beautiful music was a great comfort to me in good and bad times. The world was a better place with you in it.
Susan Cohoe
October 12, 2017
Beaumont family sorry for your loss. His music will live on forever.
Linda Schnelbach
October 12, 2017
To his legion of family, friends and fans, Jimmy Beaumont defined why Pittsburgh is "someplace special".......helluva singer, helluva composer, helluva golfer, and most of all, a humble, gentle man who never forgot his hometown roots. The entertainment business has no greater legacy. I had the privilege of knowing him in that business. Jimmy stood above. RIP

Jeff Allen
Jeff Allen
October 12, 2017
I FEEL SO BAD WE LOST A GREAT MAN. I WILL NEVER FORGET YOUR BEAUTIFUL VOICE DEAR JIMMY. I LOVE THE GROUP AND WILL KEEP THE MUSIC GOING IN MY HOME. MY CONDOLENCES TO ALL HIS BEAUTIFUL FAMILY AND FRIENDS. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE JIMMY
ANNMARIE CAVALIERE
October 12, 2017
BETTY J..(Rock) Losak
October 11, 2017
dear jimmy you will be missed dearly ,i love your music ..you will live on ..
October 11, 2017
I had the honor of following the Skyliners in the 80's and 90's. My first shows was Donna Guyker's first show also. I sat there in aw....my Mom played this man's records and he I was at his show. I was going with their lead guitar player at the time. I fainted when I meet him. He sensed this and said I'm just a man, Darling. I have set thru hundred of show and get a chill when I hear the opening cords of Since. That beautiful voice and wonderful man will be missed. REST IN PEACE BEAU.
Cherry Simmons
October 11, 2017
Jimmy B you were my hero. My heart goes out to your loved ones. You will be in my heart forever.
Robert Bahr
October 11, 2017
nice talent, wrote heart felt lyrics....will be sorely missed. Last saw him at the Beacon Theatre in NYC 2016
October 11, 2017
My wife and I danced to This I Swear at our wedding. Jimmy will be missed and always loved. Thank God for Jimmy Beaumont. Spent many night at the Holiday House with his cousin Kathy
Tom Millard
October 10, 2017
My deepest sympathy and prayers. Remember all the good times we had, years, years ago.
Marie Scotty
October 10, 2017
RIP Jimmy. God's gained another heavenly voice.
Donna Cameron
October 10, 2017
Dear Beaumont Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Jimmy is a loss to all of us. I have so many happy memories of the Skyliners. So much love and talent. Please know so many people feel your pain. We will all miss Jimmy. God Bless.
Cathie Haydusko
October 10, 2017
Absolutely adored Jimmy's special gift of Music. My husband (who is deceased now) and I loved seeing The Skyliners at so many venues. Thoughts and Prayers to his wife and daughters.
Renee Spoonhoward
October 10, 2017
I'm very sorry to hear of your loss. May you find solace in God's loving arms during this difficult time. (2 Thessalonians 2:16,17)
October 10, 2017
ANN CAROL II NEVER MEET YOU BUT OVDER THE PAST 40 YEARS I HAVE HEARD JIMMY AND THE SKYLINERS AT DIFFERENT VENUES. I HAD THE PLEASURE OF GOING TO ST. WENDELINS GRADE SCHOOL WITH JANET VOGEL AND ALSO WORKING WITH HER HUSBAND TERRY RAPP AT PITT.
MY FAMILY SENDS THERE DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. I AM SURE JIMMY IS IN ROCK N'ROLL HEAVEN DOING A GIG THAT WILL LAST A LIFE TIME.
HUGH O'DONNELL
October 10, 2017
Our deepest sympathy to your family. And thank you for all the wonderful music that will live on and on.
Linda and Glenn Paiano
October 10, 2017
Thanks for the music!
J G
October 10, 2017
So glad I got to see you in Atlantic City a couple years ago. You and the Skyliners were great. My condolences and prayers to your family.
Rose Gold
October 10, 2017
We will miss you !!!
Bob Wilkins
October 10, 2017
My name is Kathleen Nichols and my maiden name is Beaumont. My grandfather was Oliver Beaumont who used to tell us that Cliff Beaumont was his first cousin and all about the old Twin Coaches days. That would make Jimmy my 3rd cousin....my husband, son and I had the pleasure of seeing Jimmy at the Benedum when they celebrated an anniversary of his music and gave Jimmy the key to the City....I would have loved to have talked to him but I was afraid he'd think I was a nutcase saying that I think we are related so I didn't....just the same, I have followed his music through the years and he was awesome.....he is truly going to be missed by many.....I am so sorry for your loss....prayers to all of you.....RIP Jimmy.....heaven will be getting beautiful music.....
Kathleen Nichols
October 10, 2017
WE WILL MISS YOU!
BOB WILKINS
October 10, 2017
My deepest sympathy to your family.
Your music will live on in our hearts forever


Dottie Tyborowski

Oakmont, pa.
October 10, 2017
Sincere sympathy to the Beaumont family. The Skyliners were a big part of my life in the 50's. Their music will live on as will the memories of a better time. Rest in peace Jimmy.
Patricia Howard
October 10, 2017
My deepest sympathies to you Carol and family. Remembering the good times.
Cissie Lester
October 10, 2017
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