Beach died Jan. 22, 1998. A graduate of Peddie, at Princeton he majored in geology and was a member of Cannon Club. Over a span of 15 years he was our class v.p. and secretary and was a longtime member of our class executive committee. In 1966 he initiated the sending of birthday cards to classmates.
After graduation he was associated with Harriman Ripley, Inc. During WWII, he was a major, Field Artillery in the Rhineland.
After the war for many years he was owner and president of the NYC insurance brokerage firm of Joerns and French, Inc. Beach served on the boards of his local Community Chest, Day Nursery, and Boy Scouts, and was a v.p. of the Orange [N.J.] Free Library, the Princeton Club of the Oranges, and the Rosedale Cemetery.
Beach is survived by his wife, Emily French Hazen, daughter Barbara H. Glidden, son Burchard M. Jr., sister Mary H. Alesbury, brother Joseph C. Jr. '35, and two grandchildren. His brother Joe, secretary of the Class of '35, writes, "Beach was an unusually friendly person. Making friends seemed to be his hobby, and he became a friend of everyone he met." Beach will indeed be missed.
The Class of 1936