We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Cornelius, Dodd & Connell Inc. Funeral Home
Richard Eugene Beam, a lifelong area resident, entered into rest on Thursday, July 21, 2022 at the Kaplan Family Hospice Residence in Newburgh, NY. He was 66 years of age.
The son of May Hall Beam Brown and the late Edward Beam, he was born on December 7, 1955 in Newburgh, NY.
Richard was self-employed working in lawn service and landscaping. He was a member of the Eagle’s Club in Middletown. Richard was a free spirit and lived his life as he wanted- his way.
Survivors include: his companion, Barbara Lewis; his mother, May Brown; his children, Richard Beam, Synthia Beam and Champagne Holohan; 3 grandchildren; his siblings, Roy Beam, Sharon Simpson, Viola Meland, Vincent Beam, Edward Beam, Wayne Beam, Glen Beam and Carol Boyce; numerous nieces & nephews; his best friend, Rob Whitby. Richard was predeceased by his father, Edward Beam and his brother Ross Beam.
Cremation took place at the Cedar Hill Crematory, Newburgh, NY.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 2-4 PM Saturday, July 30th at the Cornelius, Dodd & Connell Funeral Home, 26 Grove St., Middletown, NY. Interment of the cremains will take place 11 AM Monday, August 1st at the Wallkill Cemetery, 160 Midway Road, Middletown, NY.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Cornelius, Dodd & Connell Funeral Home, Middletown, NY.