PHOENIX, NY – Charles (Carl) D. Beattie, 98, of Fulton, died peacefully on Sunday March 3, 2019, at Seneca Hill Manor, Minetto, NY.
Born in New Kensington, Pa., Carl was the oldest son of Charles and Anna Beattie.
He grew up during the Great
Depression and often hunted small game to help put food on the table during lean times.
It was his love of the outdoors that led him to a life as a professional bird dog
He raised and trained many field champion English pointers and setters, winning competitive field trials up and
down the East Coast for more than three decades, minus his time as a sergeant in the Army’s 12th Armored Division during World War II.
Carl was captured by the German army in southern France during a firefight in January 1945 and was held for 89 days at Stalag 13C in Hammelburg, Germany, and then freed by the 16th Armored Division advancing through
Back stateside, Carl returned to dog training at a kennel near Brookville, Pa., where he met Patricia Jean Miller and they joined in marriage lasting 68 years.
A 12-year second career as a Lieutenant on the Phoenix, NY, town police force was another of his proud accomplishments in life.
Carl enjoyed a long retirement that included time with his family, cheering on the Yankees and a good game of
He was predeceased by his parents; brother, Hub Beattie; a granddaughter, Megan Beattie; and a daughter-
in-law, Patty Beattie.
Surviving are his wife, Patricia; sons,
Carl and Robert (Cricket); five grandchildren; and three great-
The family would like to thank the Syracuse VA Hospital’s Team Blue personnel who contributed greatly
to Carl’s long healthy life, and also the third floor staff of Seneca Hill Manor who took good care of him during his
last year of life.
There will be no funeral service at the
request of the family and a spring burial with military honors is planned.
Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home has care of arrangements.