Sanford D. Beecher, Jr.
Sanford D. “Sandy” Beecher Jr. passed away peacefully on April 23, 2012 at Newton Memorial Hospital after a long battle with congestive heart failure. He was 79.
Sandy was born on August 13, 1932 in Camp Hill, PA. He was one of two children born to the late Sanford D. Beecher Sr. and Sarah Horter Beecher. He was the beloved husband of Sally Coder Beecher for 58 years. They were married June 26, 1954.
Sandy will forever be remembered by his loving children Sharon Beecher Nina and husband David, Susan Beecher and husband Jamie Restucci, Sandy Beecher III, Stacey Beecher Chelak and husband Greg, and Sarah Beecher. He is survived by his devoted sister Barbara Beecher Clark and husband Kenneth Clark, niece LeeAnn Clark Mitchel and nephew Kenneth Clark, treasured grandchildren Ryan, April, Tess, Gabe, Luke, Christian, Corey, Clayton, Emily, Claire and Julia, step grandchildren Davis and Alex Nina, and grand nieces and nephews.
Sandy was raised in Bala Cynwyd, PA. He attended the Episcopal Academy. After high school, Sandy attended Amherst College and upon graduation he served our country in the US Army’s European Occupation of Germany as a high speed radio operator. After returning home, he enrolled at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in 1961. Sandy began his law career at Duane Morris & Heckscher in Philadelphia then in 1964 became partner in the law firm of Finan and Beecher. He practiced law for over 50 years at Beecher, Wagner, Rose and Klemeyer and served of counsel with Klemeyer, Farley and Bernathy since 2007.
Sandy was active in various community groups including the Pike County Bar Association, Milford Lion’s Club, Pike County Chamber of Commerce and Pike County Ducks Unlimited. He served on the Board of Directors of Mercy Community Hospital and was a long-time member and Senior Warden of the Church of the Good Shepherd and St. John in Milford.
Sandy loved bluegrass music and was a self taught banjo player. He was an avid fly fisherman and hunter. He was a good friend and touched the lives of many people with his generosity and his trademark sense of humor.
Visitation will be at the Stroyan Funeral Home, 405 W. Harford Street, Milford. PA on Monday, April 30th from 2 to 5 p.m. and a memorial service on Tuesday, May 1st, 2 p.m. at The Church of the Good Shepherd and St. John, 110 W. Catharine Street, Milford, PA.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to the Organ Fund at the Church of the Good Shepherd and St. John.