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Charles John Beatty


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Charles John Beatty

Madison - Charles John Beatty, 77, of Madison, AL and formerly Binghamton, NY, passed from this life on Monday, December 31, 2018 at Huntsville Hospital Hospice Family Care from complications of Parkinson's disease. He was the husband of Judy (Goetz) Beatty, his devoted wife of 31 years. Born on May 3, 1941, in Punxsutawney, PA, he was the son of the late James R. and Martha Elizabeth (Stewart) Beatty.

Mr. Beatty graduated from Punxsutawney Area High School in 1959. After he earned an AS in Electrical Technology from Pennsylvania State University-Dubois in 1961, he worked for the Stromberg-Carlson Corp in Rochester, NY. He graduated from Tri-State College (Trine University) in 1965 with his BS in Electrical Engineering.

Mr. Beatty worked as an engineer for Goodyear Aerospace, CAE-Link in Kirkwood, and McDonnell Douglas/ Boeing. Over his long career he worked on flight training systems for projects such as: SkyLab, C130 aircraft, and the Apache Helicopter. He retired from Boeing as an Engineer Scientist for the Ground-Based Midcourse Defense project.

Mr. Beatty was proud to be the grandson of Harry Beatty, one of the founders of Groundhog Day, and enjoyed celebrating the event each year with friends and family. In 1977, he was honored by the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club with the official title "Groundhog Ambassador". Chuck also enjoyed playing golf and antiquing, but his true passion was woodworking and he spent many happy hours in his "man cave" workshop.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughters Stacy (John) Benner and Gail (Keith) Dupont, step-children Jim (RaeLynne) Hundley, Rebecca (Ray) Coury, and Mindy (Kevin) O'Brien, as well as 13 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his brothers James and William Carl.

No services are planned at this time. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Chuck's memory to through the Chuck Beatty Legacy Page at https://www.michaeljfox.org/tribute. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at http://www.legacychapelfunerals.com
Published in Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin on Jan. 6, 2019
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