Thomas R. "Russ" Beam
June 13,  1928 - December 12, 2010 

 Thomas R. "Russ" Beam, 82, of Lake City, died Sunday, December 12, 2010, at St. Vincent Health Center.
 He was born June 13, 1928, in Rockton, Pa., a son of the late Grover and Anna Harris Beam. Following graduation from the Albion High School he enlisted in the U.S. ARMY and deployed to Japan where he served in the occupational forces following the ending of the hostilities of WWII. Upon his discharge from the Army he returned to the Cranesville area and began working as a mason. He later worked for the Holiday Meat Packing Co. in Erie, Parker White Metal (Now PHB Diecast), Orange County food service as a food catering driver in California and most recently had been employed by the Girard School District, where he worked in the maintenance dept.
He was a well known bartender at Ralphies in Girard, where he worked as a second job for many years. He loved to read his western novels by Louis L'Amour and war stories of all the wars. As a young man he attended the Cranesville Methodist Church. He enjoyed fishing all over the area and also loved teaching his grandchildren to fish (the proper way).

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Vida Ray, Phyllis Buzzard, Emmie Corneluis, Wanda Platz and Joann Spaulding; his brothers, Clayton, Pete, Bob and Doris "Jim" Beam; and grandchildren, Shannon and Jamie Sanders and Amanda Beam. 

Russ is survived by his wife of 60 years, Arlene Wilson Beam; two daughters, Linda A. Beam of Girard and Cheryl L. Sanders and her husband, Roger of Girard; four sons, Thomas W. Beam and his wife, Linda of East Springfield, Michael R. Beam and his wife, Susan of Girard, Douglas R. Beam and his wife, Kathy of Girard, and Scott W. Beam and his wife, Diane of Lake City; a brother, Clayton "Buck" Beam and his good friend, Elsie of Albion; 16 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

I pray that I may live to
fish until my dying day.
And when it comes
to my last cast I then
most humbly pray,
When in the Lord's
great landing net and
peacefully asleep, That in
His mercy I be judged
Big Enough to Keep.


My prayers go out to his family. As they prepare for his funeral and saying their goodbyes, I prepare a place for Russ here at Life Ever After. Hey Russ look for my mom and tell her I miss her.
Love Margaret 


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June 13th

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April 8, 2012
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Jan 12, 2011 
One month has passed since Russ left us. Be with his family as they go though this tough time. Know in your heart, that you will see him again.

December 15, 2010
Brittany and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of great loss.
Bob and Darleen Stearns
Girard, Pennsylvania

December 15, 2010
I am sorry to hear about Russ' passing. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Dana (Netzler) Kelly
Waterford, Pennsylvania

December 14, 2010
Mike, Susan, Scott and Diane and the entire Beam family
I am so sorry for your loss. You have my sympathy and prayers. 
God Bless
Tammie Brink,
Girard, Pennsylvania

December 14, 2010
To the Beam family, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I am so sorry for your loss.
Cheri ( Orr ) Blarr-Family,
Girard, Pennsylvania

December 14, 2010
To the entire Beam family, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Mary Sasala/D'Errico,
Milford, Ohio

December 14, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I am sorry for your loss.
Susan Kisiel
Erie, Pa

December 14, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
David and Karen Dudas
Lake City, Pa

December 14, 2010
Our sympathy to the entire Beam family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God's grace.
Dennis and Linda Fullerton,
Girard, Pennsylvania

December 14, 2010
My sincere condolences to the whole family.
Janelle Newman,
Erie, Pennsylvania

December 14, 2010

December 14, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Judi (Lamison) Buziewicz
Girard, Pennsylvania

December 14, 2010
Dear Mike, Susan and family,
Know that you are all in our prayers during this tough time. 
May our Lord comfort you and give you strength as you mourn the loss of your Dad.
Ted and Nancy Benson
Export, Pennsylvania 

December 14, 2010 
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
John & Tammy Knorr
Girard, Pennsylvania

December 14, 2010
Miss Beam, I am sorry about your dad. 
Abby Teed,
Girard, Pennsylvania


December 14, 2010
I remember "Russ" as a good fellow. We graduated AHS at the same time and he always had a great smile. 
My sincere best to his great family.
Robert Hilgendorf,
Low Gap, North Carolina


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