Richard E. Beam, 82 years old, passed away Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at his home in Juniata Township, Newport. He was born July 27, 1937 to the late Wilbur and Margaret (Witmer) Beam. He was a member of the Newport Lodge #381 F&AM and Tall Cedars. He was a member of the former Wila UMC. He enjoyed camping, hunting and going on cruises.
Dick is survived by his wife, Wanda Dobyns Beam; sons, Richard E. Beam Jr of Newport, David E. Beam of Newport, Garry Beam of Millerstown and Daryl Beam of Newport; daughter, Debra Bell of Shermans Dale; step sons, Larry Barnes of Valley View and David Barnes of Liverpool; step daughter, Deborah Thomas of Newport; sisters, Marion Hocker of Newville and Margaret Hocker and 8 grandchildren, 6 step grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and one step great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Gloria Bailor Beam and sister, Janet Bricker .