Robert (Bob) E. Beatty
Bob Beatty, 78, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Saturday, January 1, 2022. He was born on Tuesday, February 9, 1943, in Rochester, Pa. Bob is the son of the late Robert Loyd Beatty and Melva June (Edwards) Beatty.
In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Maureen Beatty, a son, Robert W. Beatty, a step-daughter,
Vicki Taylor, and a sister, Nancy Kaseck
Bob is survived by his fiancee, Lillian (Chookie) Moore of Darlington; children, Keith Beatty Sr., Beaver Falls, Todd Beatty, Enon Valley, Jodi (David) Przybys, Big Beaver Borough; stepdaughter, Darla May, North Sewickley; siblings, Thomas (Judy) Beatty, New Gallie, Donna (Richard) Musgrave, Monaca; grandchildren, Keith Beatty, Dylan Beatty, Jerrod Germusa, Jessica Beatty, and Josh Beatty; step-grandchildren, Ryan May, Kortney May, Scott Przybysz, Michelle Lample, David Bosley, Paige Cook, and Halie Taylor; six step-great-grandchildren; a great aunt, several nieces, and nephews; and the Moore Family who lovingly accepted Bob, as well as many special friends.
Bob graduated from Beaver Falls High School and is a member of the Class of 1961.
Bob retired from the Horsehead Corporation (Originally St Joe Lead/Minerals) in 2014 where he served as an Associate Chemist for 48 years. He retired as Fire Chief of the Chippewa Township Volunteer Fire Department in 1997 after 27 years of service. Bob was committed to public service throughout his life and served as a member of the fire departments in Rochester, West Mayfield, and Wurtemburg-Perry.
In addition to his love of being a firefighter, Bob was an avid bowler at Sims Lanes and he enjoyed playing bingo throughout the area in recent years.
Friends will be received on Wednesday, January 5 from 5 to 8 PM at the Gabauer-Lutton Funeral Home, Chippewa Township, 117 Blackhawk Road, Beaver Falls, www.gabauerfamilyfuneralhomes.com.
Members of the Chippewa Township Volunteer Fire Department will accord honors to Bob at 7 PM.
A funeral service for Bob will be held following the visitation at 8 PM.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Bob’s name may be made to the Chippewa Township Volunteer Fire Department.
Martha Dean (Hoegle)
I was sorry to learn of the death of our classmate, Bob Beatty. My sympathy to his family, friends and loved ones. May God comfort each of you as only He can.
Joan Vasas (Verner)
Bob always had a great smile. I don't ever think I ever saw him without it. From the time I knew him in school until recent years. Bob was also a really nice person.. May he rest in peace.
Pauline Young (Morgan)Bob was a great person and has been friends to all , in school in church and in life. May he rest in peace and my condolences to his entire family.
Each year it's so hard to hear of another classmate passing but memories of each one will live forever. God bless each one !
Kaye Webb (Elder)
So sorry to hear of Bob's unexpected passing. Remembering lots of fun times with him in the band. My sincere sympathy to his family.
So sorry to learn about the passing of another classmate, a fellow band member, and the winner of the Class of '61 ALL TIME GREAT SMILE AWARD. Bob will be missed.
Carol Stewart (Mitchell)
I share with the rest of my classmates the sorrow of another person that we shared our chapter of "teen agers" with/ has left his earthly home. I also realize as I read Bob's obituary , he had a full and good life. I did not know he was a fireman and all of his other family ties and accomplishments. Like all of you my memory of Bob was his contagious smile and positve attitude . That is a great tribue to a life lived well.
Janet Belkowski (MacCrindle)
What a great guy, remember him in school and spending times with he and his gal Lillian (Chookie) Moore. He will be missed. Prayers for the family and his friends.RIP Bob.
What a way to begin 2022—losing Bob Beatty on January 1. As usual, through Bob’s obituary and others’ comments I have learned more than I knew before about Bob and his life. His service to his community only further confirms the impression we all have had over the years that here was a really good guy that we always were happy to see again. When we canceled the original 60th-year reunion scheduled for the New Galilee Fire Hall, Bob, on his own initiative and using his contacts from his many years volunteering for the Chippewa Fire Hall, obtained approval for our class to use the new facility. Although that option did not work out (through no fault of Bob's), Bob’s effort highlights his willingly and effectively working for the good of our class. Of course, we don’t need any such examples to have appreciated Bob. You saw him, you shook his hand, and you felt good that you were with a friend, even if you only saw him at our reunions. At our September 23, 2021, reunion, Joanne and I sat across from Bob and Chookie and Jim and Karen Stalnecker. The event passed by quickly, all of a sudden everybody left for home, and it hit me how little I had talked with Bob. Criminy. I miss Bob. Chookie, I’m so sorry for your loss.