John R. “Jack” Beach

John R. “Jack” Beach, age 91, longtime resident of Elmhurst, currently of Chicago, Army Veteran, member MENSA, retired employee of Illinois Tool Works with 38 years of service, inventor of numerous patents; beloved husband of Grace, nee Hurley; loving father of Anne Marie Piemonte, Denise (Tom Gangas) Beach, Mark (Terrell) Beach, Valerie (Tom Brown) Beach and the late Glenn (the late Karen Erjavic) Beach; proud grandfather of Patrick (Leslie) and Alexandra Piemonte, Kelly Reynolds and Shannon (Rich) Lowry and great-grandfather of Ash Piemonte, Kylie and Tyler Lowry, Andrew, Abbie and Ava Bechaud; dear brother of Nancy (Les) Miller and Judy (the late Bill) Burns. After the tragic death of his son, Glenn Beach, the Beach family were instrumental in securing the passage of legislation in Springfield to make stalking a criminal offense in Illinois. Making Illinois the second state in the nation, after California with this type of protection. This precedent setting legislation went on to save many lives across the country. Visitation Sunday, 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Monday, 8:00 a.m. until time of funeral 9:00 a.m. at Gibbons Funeral Home, 134 South York Road, (½ mile North of Saint Charles Road), Elmhurst. Mass of Christian Burial 9:30 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Interment Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Hillside. For funeral information please call 630-832-0018 or www.gibbonsfuneralhome.com


Memorial Service Program

VISITATION

Sunday

Dec

22

3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Gibbons Funeral Home
134 South York Road
Elmhurst, IL 60126

VISITATION

Monday

Dec

23

8:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m.
Gibbons Funeral Home
134 South York Road
Elmhurst, IL 60126

FUNERAL SERVICE

Monday

Dec

23

9:30 a.m .at
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
134 Arthur Street
Elmhurst, IL

INTERMENT

Monday

Dec

23

Following Mass
Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery
1400 South Wolf Road
Hillside, IL

MEMORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS

2 comments on “John R. “Jack” Beach
  1. Diane and John Bolger says:

    Grace and family, so sorry to hear of Jacks’ passing, we have fond memories of our visits with you both when we lived in Glenview. Our sincere sympathy to all your family, may he rest in peace…..

  2. Pam Schmalzer says:

    To the entire Beach family – my deepest sympathy on the loss of your husband, dad, grandfather…friend. Hoping that your memories help ease the pain of his loss.

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