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Harold "Bud" G. Beam

December 29, 1929 ~ February 14, 2024 (age 94) 94 Years Old

Harold "Bud" Beam Obituary

Harold (Bud) G. Beam Jr. passed away into the presence of our Lord on February 14, 2024 Valentine’s Day at the age of 94, joining once again with his eternal Valentine wife Norma. A devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather he was the definition of a Dad and provider. (family man). Dad adored his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He lived life to the fullest. Dad never had a bad word about anyone and was admired and respected by those who knew him. He is predeceased by his precious wife of 69 years Norma, his parents Harold and Theresa, brothers Dick, Don, sisters Beverly, Gloria and Betty all known as the “Speed Skating Beams” of which Dad was the last surviving member. He is survived by his sisters-in- law Jeanette Pritchard and MaryAnn Beam, children Jeffrey (Faye) Beam, Valerie (Gary) Cook, Patricia (Terry) Roma, Gregory (Kathy) Beam, Jennifer (Alex) McLaughlin, 15 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. He took a sincere interest in each and every one. Dad loved people and when he met someone he wanted to know EVERYTHING about them. He had a tremendous group of Wednesday lunch and Poker buddies Mike Grenis, Don Zelter, Richard Mattie’s, Marc Ferro, Gerry Hubal and Joel Thirer which we understand was quite the competitive group. He loved BU basketball and attended the games with his dear friend Bernie Becker. We can’t leave out his wonderful neighbors Spero and Mariliz Pines who always checked in on him and his table mates at Elderwood Assisted living Don and Sophie where dad was proclaimed “The Mayor”. He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. Dad had an amazing career, 30 years at IBM where he held numerous executive positions including Site Controller. Upon retirement he co-founded Southern Tier Medivan which he ran for 10 years. He was a selfless volunteer serving as Chairman of The Board at Wilson Hospital where he was instrumental in the merger which today is known as UHS. He was awarded The Silver Beaver award for his volunteer work with the Boy Scouts of America, served many positions with the Binghamton Rotary including President and served as Treasurer at Saint Vincent de Paul Blessed Sacrament Church. Additionally, he served on many boards which are too long to list. There are forever cherished memories of great times at Forest Lake where dads favorite time was early evening cocktails on the deck. Unforgettable summer vacations at Oquaga Lake, crazy family parties and Sunday family meals. Needless to say, he was a caring father and a great provider in every sense of the word. He leaves a legacy of unconditional love and is in his new home in heaven reunited with Mom, family and friends.  Many thanks to the amazing care and friendships he had at Elderwood Assisted Living.  
The family will receive friends from 10:30am to 12Noon on Thursday, February 22, 2024 at St. Vincent de Paul Blessed Sacrament Church. A Funeral Mass will follow at Noon. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Mercy House or Local Charity of one’s choice.

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
February 22, 2024

10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
St. Vincent De Paul Blessed Sacrament Church (Vestal, NY)

Funeral Mass
Thursday
February 22, 2024

12:00 PM
St. Vincent De Paul Blessed Sacrament Church (Vestal, NY)

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