Gary Lee Beach Sr.

1948 - 2019

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Gary Lee Beach, Sr., age 71, of Findlay, died Monday, August 5, 2019, at his residence. He was born on April 21, 1948, in Findlay, Ohio to the late Harold H. and Martha M. (Schumaker) Beach. He married Susan J. Walker on January 24, 1970 and she died on May 8, 2006. He is survived by his son, Gary Lee Beach Jr. of Findlay; daughters: Jeannette (DJ) Hummel and Martha Beach, both of Findlay; grandchildren: Logan Hummel, Haleigh Beach, Savannah Hummel, and Jaden Beach; sister-in-law, Sally (Roger) Stokes; brother-in-law, Bill (Barb) Walker; as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by brother-in-law, Ray Walker (wife, Mary survives); and Phyllis Hines. Gary was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Church. He proudly served in the United States Marine Corp, and was the recipient of the purple heart. He retired in 2004 from Whirlpool. He coached midget football at Van Buren and also coached softball. He was a Hancock County Auxillary Deputy and enjoyed Notre Dame football. He enjoyed classic cars, especially since he owns a '71 Monte Carlo and a '68 Chevelle. Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 8, 2019 from 2:00-4:00pm and 6:00-8:00pm at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME in Findlay. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12:00pm on Friday, August 9, 2019 at St. Michael the Archangel Church, downtown, located at 617 West Main Cross Street in Findlay. Father Michael Zacharius will officiate and interment will follow at Knollcrest Cemetery, where full military rites will be performed by the Hancock County Veterans Memorial Squad. Memorials may be given to the Wounded Warriors in Gary's memory. Online condolences are welcomed at

Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840
    Thursday, August 8th 2019 2:00 - 4:00 PM & 6:00 - 8:00 PM

  • Funeral Mass:

    Friday, August 9th 2019 - 12:00 PM

  • Service Location:

    St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church (Downtown) [Map]
    617 West Main Cross Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

  • Final Resting Place:

    Knollcrest Cemetery [Map]
    18085 S.R. 12
    Arcadia, Ohio 44804

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To : The Beach Family
Date :Wednesday, August 7th 2019
From : Emily Blythe
Martha and family,
My thoughts are with you at this time. He was more then a coach to me sometimes. When times got tough at home I could always count on your father to cheer me up. He meant more to then you know.
- Em

To : The Beach Family
Date :Wednesday, August 7th 2019
From : John Campbell Jr
My sincere condolences on the loss of Gary. He was a good friend and fun to work with, I worked with and knew Gary for many years at Whirlpool. It was a pleasure to have known him.

To : The Beach Family
Date :Wednesday, August 7th 2019
From : Sandy Franks
My thoughts and prayers for the loss of Gary. We worked together at Whirlpool Corporation and he was a wonderful member of the team and was always willing to lend a helping hand. May God's love and peace comfort you today and always.

To : The Beach Family Martha
Date :Wednesday, August 7th 2019
From : Allison Philipps Bowman
So sorry to hear this news. Sending prayers to the entire family, especially Martha.

To : To The Beach Family
Date :Wednesday, August 7th 2019
From : Debra Latham
I am so sorry for your loss. Gary was such a nice man. Before he retired we would always run into each other and talk forever. We would talk about family mostly. He will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone of you🙏🏽

To : My Beach Cousins and family
Date :Thursday, August 8th 2019
From : Shari Doyle
Sending heartfelt condolences. I will forever keep the memory of Gary's laugh, his love for Susan, all of you and yours, his country and cars in thought.
I am sorry I cannot be present but I will keep you all very close to my heart. Sending love you all.

To : The Beach family
Date :Thursday, August 8th 2019
From : Donna Keeran Chester
My thoughts and prayers are with you.

To : The Beach family
Date :Sunday, August 11th 2019
From : Barbara Schumaker family
I am so sorry for your loss.