Charles Beams, Jr.

Obituary of Charles Beams, Jr.

Charles J. "Chuckie" Beams, Jr., lifelong resident of Monroe, passed away Friday, January 19, 2018 at Orange Regional Medical Center in the Town of Wallkill. He was 67 years old. Son of the late Charles J. Beams, Sr. and Isabelle T. Charleston Beams, he was born in Cornwall, NY on April 3, 1950.


Chuckie was a retired Head Custodian for the Monroe-Woodbury School District in Central Valley, NY.  He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army serving during Vietnam and was a member and past Vice-Commander of American Legion Post #488 in Monroe.  He was a member of VFW Post 8858 in Harriman, a member of VFW Post 8093 in DeBary, FL, and was a former Coach for Monroe-Woodbury Little League.


He is survived by his wife, Ruth M. Olin Beams of Monroe, his sons: Chuck Omphalius and wife Kim of Hopewell Junction, Jason Beams and wife Stephanie of Warwick, his daughter, Lisa Beams-Maiorino of Monroe, and his 7 grandchildren: Cristina, Amanda, Anthony, Liam, Jason, Max & Aberiel.  Survivors also include his sisters, Joyce Vail Allman and her husband Larry of Shelbyville, TN, Gi Gi Wilson and her husband Chip of Newburgh; his brothers: Gerald Lewis and his wife Mary of Orange City, FL, John Lewis and his wife Kathy of Monroe, Ronald Lewis and his wife Donna of Greenville, Theodore Beams and his wife Maria of Blooming Grove, Francis Beams and his wife Mary Ellen of Monroe, James Beams and his wife Mary of Monroe, T.A. Beams of Vails Gate, Ricky Beams and his wife Debbie of Monroe and his best friend, Mark Cassas.  Chuckie was predeceased by his brothers, Harvey Lewis, Chester Beams, Paul Lewis, and his sisters, Cindy Lewis, Monica Beams DeVore and Mary Beams Jones.


A family statement reads: "After a long battle with many health issues, Chuck succumbed to them. He was a transplant recipient on September 11, 1988 and was one of the longest living patients out of Pittsburgh, PA Hospital. He had so much strength and courage and never complained.  It was just another hurdle to jump. 'To know him was to love him'. He had a lifelong devotion to his wife, children and grandchildren. He loved sitting on his brother Frank & sister-in-law Mary Ellen's porch reminiscing about their fond family memories and spending time at his sister Joy & brother-in-law Larry's beautiful lake house in Tennessee, and his home in Florida. He loved to travel, and he always enjoyed going on work estimates or lunch with his best friend Mark Cassas. Everywhere he went, he made a lasting impression on someone, and met many friends along the way.  He will be sadly missed by all.  Our hearts are broken. The only solace we have is he is no longer in pain."


Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home, 117 Maple Avenue, Monroe, NY, with an American Legion service at 7 p.m. in the funeral home. A Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at the United Methodist Church of Monroe, 47 Maple Avenue, Monroe, NY.  Interment will follow in the Orange County Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 111 Craigville Road, Goshen, NY.


Memorial contributions may be made to The Wounded Warriors, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.