Richard M. “Dick” Beatty
Richard M. “Dick” Beatty, 67 of S. Meadowbrook Circle, Calcutta died at his residence on Sunday, October 26, 2008 following a lengthy illness. He was born in East Liverpool, OH on November 1, 1940, a son of the late Richard V. and Jane M. McCreery Beatty.
Living his entire life in this area, Dick was with the former Potter’s Construction Co. and then purchased the Werkheiser Hardware in Chester, WV where he was owner/operator until 2002. He was a graduate of the Mercersburg Academy in 1958 and Ohio State University in 1963, where he was a life member of the Ohio State Alumni Association. He was a member of Elks #258, past member and officer of the East Liverpool Jaycees, a member of East Liverpool Rotary for 8 years, a charter member of Calcutta Rotary, a founding member of the Vine I.C. and past member of the Beaver Local Board of Education serving from 1980 to 1983. Dick was also a member of the First Christian Church in Chester, WV.
His wife, Norma Heckathorn Beatty, whom he married on August 14, 1961 survives him at home.
One daughter: Karen Kocis and her husband, Christopher of Sharpsville, PA; a son: Dr. Richard W. Beatty of East Liverpool, OH and two granddaughters: Emily and Rachel Kocis also of Sharpsville, PA also survive him.
Besides his parents, one sister: Barbara J. Schlichting preceded him in death.
Services will be held at the Calcutta Chapel of the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes on Wednesday at 11:00 AM with Pastor Philip Fairchild of his church officiating. Burial will follow in Riverview Cemetery.
The family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home in Calcutta on Tuesday, October 28th, 2008 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM.
Following the service, family and friends will gather for food and fellowship at Martin MacLean Altmeyer’s Hospitality Center at 145 West Fifth Street in East Liverpool.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army in East Liverpool.