Raymond H. Beckwith, 79

OSWEGO, NY – Raymond H. Beckwith, 79, a resident of Scriba, passed away on Thursday October 11, 2012, at his home.

Born in Scriba, he was the son of the late Martin and Mabel (Bartholomew) Beckwith and had attended local schools.

Raymond H. Beckwith
Raymond H. Beckwith

He was employed with the Marathon Corporation, Oswego Castings and later retired from Alcan after 26 years of service.

Mr. Beckwith was a veteran, serving with the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict.

He was a volunteer fireman with the Alcan Fire Department and enjoyed fishing, hunting and woodworking.

But most of all, he enjoyed the time he spent with his family.

Surviving are his wife of 24 years, the former Gail Lamb; seven children, Carl Beckwith of Scriba, Katherine (Douglas) Robinson of Fulton, Terrie (Timothy) Woodward of Oswego, Kelly (Anthony) Trejo of Oswego, Theresa (James) Malvasi of Oswego, Marie Landry of Scriba, Bruce Beckwith of Scriba; three stepchildren, ReBecca (Luis) Morales of Texas, Rhonda (Brian) Coon of Syracuse and Chrystal (Patrick) Sheffield of Oswego; a sister, Pat (Murphy) Brancato of Oswego; 13 grandchildren, Heather Hammond, Jennifer Maxam, Brandon Maxam, Sara Woodward, Melissa (Jose) Woodward, Jonathan Woodward, Jeremy Pauldine, Julianna Pauldine, Olivia Malvasi, Andrew Malvasi, Christopher Coon, Brianna Coon and  Mikala Sheffield; and three great-grandchildren, Maya, Corbin and Easton; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by eight brothers, Larry Beckwith, Chuck Beckwith, Martin Beckwith, Neil Batchelor, Robert Batchelor, Pete Batchelor, Joseph Beckwith and Merrill Beckwith; five sisters, Betty Beckwith, Ellen Beckwith, Addie Beckwith, Mary Batchelor and Catherine Beckwith; and his first wife, Roberta.

Funeral services will be held on Monday at 9:30 a.m. from the Dowdle Funeral Home.

Burial will be in St.Peter’s Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Dowdle Funeral Home on Sunday from 3-6 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the St.Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Tribute Program, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105-1942