Arthur Patrick Beamish
Arthur Patrick Beamish, 82, passed away peacefully Oct. 13, 2013, after living a full life as a dedicated husband, father, grandfather, soldier, business owner and active member of his church and community.
Art was born in Philadelphia, son of Richard and Mary Beamish. He attended the U.S. Naval Academy and graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in electrical engineering. He was a proud PIKE brother. Art served in the Army during Korea and upon his honorable discharge, he moved to Key Biscayne, where he met and married Hazel Conner.
Art and Hazel moved to Sandy Springs, Ga., where they raised their three children. Art and Hazel were regulars at the Dunwoody Country Club, their favorite place to play golf and dance. The family enjoyed going to Braves and Falcons games, and they attended St. Judeís Catholic Church. During 54 years of marriage, Art and Hazel traveled throughout the world, making friends and memories everywhere they went.
After a successful career as a business owner, Art retired to Destin, Fla. He attended Corpus Christi Church and remained active in his community, dedicating many hours to organizations he loved, including the Knights of Columbus, the American Legion and the Crispy Warriors. He also served as a board member of the Jetty East Condominium Association, where he resided.
Artís greatest joy was spending time with his family. He kept tabs on his many nieces and nephews, but he especially loved spending time with his grandchildren, who adored their grandfather.
Art loved to tease, joke and laugh while enjoying a cocktail or two; he will forever be remembered as the life of the party.
Art is survived by his children, Sharon (Gary), Cindy (Mike), and Art (Tiffany); grandchildren, Leslie and Stephanie Webb, Kelsey, Patrick, and Cameron Guilford, and Brooklin, Lexi, and Piper Beamish.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Knights of Columbus, Emerald Coast Council, 11893, P.O. Box 42, Destin, FL, and that you raise a glass in his memory.