Frederick A Beecher
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Frederick A. Beecher, 96, of Liverpool, passed away at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Syracuse, on Saturday, April 7, 2012.
Born January 23, 1916, in New Brunswick, N.J., to Andrew and Mary Ann Beecher, he was one of six children; four brothers and two sisters. He attended St. Peter's High School, and then Rutgers University and Michigan State University for business management.
Fred served in the Army Corps of Engineers in India during World War II, where he attained the rank of master sergeant. He was awarded the Bronze Star for saving the life of a young officer suffering from polio by using spare and salvaged parts to build a portable iron lung from scratch.
In 1941, Fred married the love of his life Barbara. He was the father of two sons, Jeffrey R. Beecher and James F. Beecher (deceased).
Fred was executive vice president of Ken Smith Machinery in Albany. Then, the family moved to Liverpool where he opened Beecher Machinery in East Syracuse. He managed a branch of LB Smith before retiring.
His hobbies included golf, bowling, woodworking and restoring antiques. After retiring, Fred and Barbara enjoyed traveling around the world. He was a member of the Liverpool American Legion Post 188.
Fred is survived by his wife, Barbara, son, Jeffrey, daughter-in-law, Adela, granddaughters, Chelsea and Skylar, and one brother, Warren Beecher.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 21, at Maurer Funeral Home located at 300 Second Street, Liverpool, N.Y. Father David James will be conducting the service.
Services for Frederick A Beecher
- April 21, 2012
- Funeral: 11 a.m.