BEAMAN, Walter H.
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Of Jonathan?s Landing, Jupiter, died on January 9, 2013 of natural causes. Born July 13, 1925, in Norfolk, Virginia to Walter H. and Elizabeth Woodhouse Beaman, Walter Jr. attended public schools in Norfolk and Petersburg, Virginia, and entered the Engineering School of the University of Virginia in 1942. He served in the U.S. Naval Reserve during World War II, leaving the service as a Lieutenant (jg) to return to the University, where he received his LLB degree (later J.D.) from the law school in 1948. The fraternities that he was associated with were Sigma Chi, Omicron Delta Kappa, The Raven Society, and The Jabberwock Society. He practiced for several years as a trial attorney in the Tax Division of the Department of Justice in Washington. In 1951 he married Tommie Lou Conner of Indianola, Mississippi, the mother of their three children. In 1953 he joined the legal department of General Electric in Schenectady, and shortly thereafter moved to Hartsdale and later Rye, NY. He earned an LLM in Taxation from NYU, and taught there part-time for six years, during which he served as president of the NYU Tax Society. He served GE from 1953 until his retirement as Tax Council in 1989, at the company?s headquarters in Fairfield, CT. He was admitted to the Bar in Virginia, New York, and Connecticut, and was a member of the Council of American Bar Association?s Section of Taxation. After the death of his wife in 1984, Walter met and married his loving, beloved wife of 29 years, Regina B. Stilwell of Westport, CT, who survives him. In 1990 they relocated from Westport to Jonathan?s Landing, Jupiter FL, where they enjoyed the company of many friends. Walter?s children are Catherine Jo Beaman of Austin, Patricia Leigh Beaman of New York, and John Woodhouse Beaman of New York. Regina?s daughter is Laura Stilwell of Dallas. A sister, Boots Maurer, and a cousin, William S.W. Allison, reside in John Knox Village in Pompano Beach. A Requiem will be held at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Tequesta, where Walter served as a Lay Eucharistic Minister for 20 years. The church is located at 400 Seabrook Ave., Tequesta. The service will be 1:00 PM on January 15, 2013. Interment will be private. For online directions and condolences, please visit www.taylorandmodeen.com
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Published by The Palm Beach Post from Jan. 12 to Jan. 13, 2013.