William H. Beers III
William H. Beers III, a lifetime area resident, died on Monday September 22 at ORMC Horton Campus in Middletown. He was 61.
The son of the late William and Esther Phelan Beers II he was born on January 14, 1947 in Middletown. William graduated from John S. Burke Catholic High School in 1965, then received an Associates Degree from Orange County Community College in 1969. Following his graduation from O.C.C.C., he served his country in the U.S. Army and was stationed in West Germany until 1972. He was an independent distributor for Bachman Snack Foods in Newburgh for many years. He was most recently employed by X-tra Mart of Newburgh, NY.
He is survived by his girlfriend, Rosalie Cox, of Middletown; his children, William H. Beers, IV and his wife Erin of St. Petersburg, FL, and Tara Lapierre and her husband John of Kingston; their mother, Nancy Beebe; brother John "Jack" Beers and his wife Karen of Rainer, WA; sisters, Kathleen of Patterson, NJ and Barbara "Bonnie" Beers of Middletown; his grandaughter Hannah Sue Lapierre and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation hours are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm on Friday, September 26 at Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, Inc, 130 Highland Ave, Middletown, NY 10940. A Funeral service will be held at 10 am on St., Sept. 27th at the funeral home, Rev. Richard Ploth will officiate. Burial with military honors will follow in O.C. Veterans' Cemetery, Craigville Road, Goshen, NY.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Assoc., 419 East Main Street, Middletown, NY 10940 or to The Guild of St. Margaret’s Soup Kitchen, James Street, Middletown, NY 10940. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home.