We lost a good friend on April 27th. Warren had moved to Texas last summer to be with family. where he passed at age 76. He is remembered as a kind and gentle man, the quintessential “gentleman.”
Warren was born in Kankakee, IL on May 17th, 1940 and raised in Richmond, IN where he graduated from Earlham College (62") after study in Oxford, UK. He then joined the National Park Service in 1962 and served in the U.S. Army in 1963-65. He served 14 National Parks, notably Valley Forge and Washington's HQ. He was named Superintendent of the Year for 1983 and also received the Meritorious Service Award/Dept. of the Interior for 1995. He retired in 1999 as Associate Regional Director of NPS covering from Maine to VA. A Civil War scholar and student, Warren spoke to our Round Table in January 2012 on his ancestor, George P. Beach of the 36th Indiana Volunteer Infantry at Shiloh. His quiet sense of humor was evident as he wore a hat when speaking the words of his ancestor and taking it off when he returned to his own commentary. He served the CWRT of Eastern PA as a two term Brigade Commander and was also a charter Member of Hamilton Day & J. Simpson Africa Masonic Lodge(s).
Published in Morning Call on May 7, 2017:
Warren Dennis "Denny" Beach, 76, of Moore Twp., PA, died Thursday, April 27, 2017 in Corpus Christi, TX. Born in Kankakee, IL on May 17th,1940 to Corwin and Eloise (Cloud) Beach and raised in Richmond, IN where he graduated from Earlham College ('62) after study in Oxford, UK. He then joined the National Park Service in 1962. Army 63-65. He served 14 National Parks, notably Valley Forge and Washington's HQ. Superintendent of the Year (83), Meritorious Service Award/Dept. of the Interior (95). Retiring in 1999, Denny was Associate Regional Director of NPS from Maine to VA. A Civil War scholar & 2 term Pres. of The Civil War Roundtable of E. PA and Charter Member of Hamilton Day & J. Simpson Africa Masonic Lodge(s).Denny was predeceased by his beloved wife, Tresita. Survivors: Daughter Cheryl Beach of Sparta, NJ, son David Beach (Leti) of Corpus Christi, TX & granddaughters Chiara & Kristi; 2 stepsons & families of VT. Services were held Sat., May 13, 2017 St. Peter's UMC in Saylorsburg. Contributions: Cure Multiple Myeloma www.themmrf.org.