Robert T. Beatty
1929 – 2012
Woodstock – Robert T. Beatty, 82, of New Sweden Rd., peacefully passed away Thursday, April 12, 2012 at UMass Memorial Hospital in Worcester, MA, after a courageous struggle with Pulmonary Fibrosis. Born in Brookville, PA, he was the only son of the late Turner and Anna Mae (Sloan) Beatty.
Mr. Beatty was a veteran of the United States Army and served during the Korean War. He earned a B.S. in Education from Clarion State College. He majored in Chemistry and minored in Mathematics. Bob met his wife Barbara McCulloch Beatty at Pittsburgh Platt & Glass. They moved to Hartford Connecticut where Bob attended Engineering Design School conducted for Pratt and Whitney, after which he had a successful 35 year career designing aircraft engines.
Bob enjoyed world traveling and visiting his daughters in Italy, Maui and Park City, Utah. He enjoyed living on his beautiful farm raising Christmas trees and horses in the ‘Quiet Corner’ of Connecticut. He made frequent visits back to his home town of Clarion, PA and often vacationed with his family in Cook’s Forrest. He held strong liberal political views and loved sitting around a dinner table or campfire discussing politics and telling stories of his youth with a nice glass of wine. After retiring from Pratt & Whitney he was a volunteer E.M.T in the Woodstock Fire Department, and spent many hours walking his big yellow lab, Rusty – the sixth Beatty child.
Bob is survived by his son, Thomas Beatty and his wife Joy (Freyer) and their children Kyle & Erica of Woodstock; his daughters, Katherine Repko (Dan, Jess & Robert Repko) of Park City, UT, Brenda Beatty Epifani (Luca & Marco Epifani)of Lecce, Italy, and Roberta Beatty & Lenny Yu (Brandon Yu) of Haiku, HI; his sister, Barbara Harrison of Pittsburg, PA. He was predeceased by his wife the late Barbara (McCulloch) Beatty and his son, the late Turner Ben Beatty. He will be dearly missed.
Memorial guestbook is available at www.GilmanAndValade.com.