ALBANY – Theodore J. Beebe, 88, of Schenectady, died Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at his home. Mr. Beebe was born in Albany, but lived in Schenectady and Altamont for many years as well as in Hendersonville, TN. He was a graduate of Mont Pleasant High School in Schenectady, and served as a sergeant in the Army Air Forces during World War II. He later served during the Korean War as a 2nd lieutenant in the Air Force Inspector General’s Office. He was a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and worked as a design engineer for General Electric Co. Small AC Motors in both Schenectady and Nashville, TN. He was a communicant of All Saints Catholic Church in Albany, a member and officer of the AARP Chapter 1607 for many years, Assistant State Director of the AARP, a Schenectady County 4-H Leader, and a member of the Schenectady 2000 Vale Park Committee.
Mr. Beebe was predeceased by his wife of over 63 years, Laura Keenholts Beebe, in 2011. He is survived by his loving children Arnold K. Beebe (Diane) of Schenectady, James R. Beebe (Donna) of Delanson, Theodore J. Beebe, Jr. (Susan) of Saratoga Springs, and Faith M. Beebe of Albany; his brother John Chester Beebe (Joan) of California; his half brother Edward Beebe (Theresa) of New York; his half sister Carolyn Clitherow (Michael) of Pennsylvania; his step sister Etta Gray of New York; his half brother’s wife Georgi Beebe; his step brother’s wife Joan Conlin; his grandchildren Nicholas (Michele), Jarrod, Heather, Shane, and Katlyn; four great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother James Edward Beebe, Jr.; his half brother Joseph Beebe; and his step brothers Peter Lapishka and Thomas Conlin.
Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Tuesday morning at 8:15, and from there to All Saints Catholic Church, Homestead St., Albany at 9:00. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Monday from 4-7 p.m. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, Altamont. The family suggests memorial contributions to Community Hospice of Schenectady, 1411 Union St, Schenectady, NY 12308. To leave a message of condolence for the family, send a sympathy card, or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.
Click here to view Mr. Beebe’s resting place in Fairview Cemetery, Hawes Road, Guilderland, New York (Zip Code Altamont, NY 12009).
Dear Faith and entire Beebe family,
I am profoundly sad to know your dad is no longer with us. In the five years I have known him he’s unquestionably made me feel like a member of the family and I so appreciate him for that. I will always remember him as a great family man whose integrity, moral compass and values were unsurpassed. I’ve lost a great friend and cousin in Ted. May he rest in eternal peace with your mom. Thank you for everything, Ted. I will miss you dearly and remember you often.
I was privileged to have known him for a short time, as a regular visitor, at the church in which his wife,daughter and sister-law attend. He always had a smile, even though he may not have felt good. Mr. Beebe was certainly a good hearted man, with a strong faith. Rest In Peace.
Ted was my daughter donna’s father in law and even though I did not know him that well over the years I was able to learn and enjoy this man’s kindness and good humor over the past year. He dearly loved his children and grandchildren and was a truly good decent man. May he rest in peace.’
Mary K Amodeo
To the Beebe Family –
I met Mr Bebee (how I always addressed him) when he joined our faith sharing, Tuesday morning, group at All Saint’s formerly St Margaret Mary’s Catholic Church. He was a very interesting and caring individual and we were blessed to be able to support each other each week through our faith. May God bless the Bebee family at this most difficult time and may Mr. Bebee find eternal rest.
Dear Uncle Ted and Aunt Sue and family,
I am so sorry to hear of your Father’s passing. I had only seen him a few times but he always seemed to by happy and smiling. May your memories of him keep you going at this difficult time. Thoughts and prayers for you and the entire family. RIP.
Carol and Mike Clitherow
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Uncle Teddy will be missed. My heart goes out to all of you.
Debra Camadine Schrader
I see by Teddy’s obituary that he was a very accomplished man. My sister Barb said she enjoyed many conversations with him and I can see why. May Your Memories Bring you Comfort.