Obituary of Brian Beach, M.D.
Brian W. Beach, M.D. passed away in his home in Owego with his wife, Sharon Beach, by his side on March 2nd, 2019. Brian was born in Syracuse, New York on September 22, 1947. His parents were Arnold Beach, D.O. and Bernice Beach (both deceased). He graduated from Hamilton College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1969, State University of New York Upstate Medical Center with a Medical Doctorate in 1973 and then completed Family Practice residency at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Johnson City. He had a Family Practice in Owego from 1976-2013 and truly enjoyed caring for his patients over many years as well as clinical medicine. Brian enjoyed many sports. He ran marathons, competed in triathlons and more recently focused on cycling. He belonged to the Tioga Velo Club, and the Ruud Racing Team. He was also a skilled amateur underwater photographer and scuba diver, an impressive slalom water skier, a competitive cross country skier and a lift attendant and frequent skier at Greek Peak in the 1960s. His greatest joy was spending time with family and friends at Keuka Lake. He is survived by his wife of nearly 50 years, Sharon Anne Beach as well as his daughters; Courtney Beach M.D. and Stacey Beach, his sons in law Christopher Hilliard and Max Korten and his two grandchildren; Charlotte Beach Hilliard and Jasper Beach Korten. The family will receive friends Thursday, March 7th from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Estey, Munroe & Fahey Funeral Home, 15 Park St., Owego, NY. Funeral services will be held privately. Memorial contributions may be made in Dr. Brian W. Beach’s memory to Wilmot Cancer Institute of the University of Rochester, P.O. Box 278996, Rochester, NY 14627 or to Mercy House of the Southern Tier, 212 N. McKinley Ave., Endicott, New York 13760. Condolences may be made to Dr. Beach’s family at www.emfaheyfuneralhome.com.
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