March 6, 2012

William D. Beckwith

SANBORN William D. Beckwith, of Sanborn, NY, passed away on Tuesday, March 6, 2012, in Niagara Hospice House, Lockport, NY. He was born in Allegheny, NY, on September 9, 1926, a son of the late Roland and Leona (Hosmer) Beckwith.

Mr. Beckwith served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He moved to the Sanborn area in 1960's. Mr. Beckwith was a master mechanic with the Niagara Wheatfield School District for 10 years and worked with various business in the area. He was a F&A Mason in Tampa, Florida and enjoyed fishing and metal detecting.

Mr. Beckwith is survived by his wife of 65 years, Laura J. (Craft) Beckwith; one son, William G. (Robin) Beckwith of Wilson, NY; three daughters, Gloria (James) Hosmer of Springhill, FL, Mary (James Baney) Robins of Lewiston, NY and Denise (Robert) Josey of Newfane, NY; two sons-in-law, Kenneth Robins and Charles Blake; three sisters-in-law, Maude, Akiko and Carol Beckwith; also survived by twelve grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was the grandfather of the Bill Landsberry; and brother of the late Lester, Robert, James, Raymond and David Beckwith, Ettibelle Hudson.

The family will be present on Thursday from 4-6 PM at the RHONEY FUNERAL HOME, 5893 Hoover Road, SANBORN, NY, where a Masonic Service will be held at
5:45 PM, followed by Funeral Services with Military Honors at 6:00 PM, with the Rev. Patricia M. Ludwig officiating. Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials may be made in his name to Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport, NY 14094.