Gordon J. Beale 1933-2020

THE VILLAGES, Fla. — Gordon J. Beale, 86, of The Villages, Fla., passed away Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020.

He was born Nov. 9, 1933, in New Castle, Pa.

Gordon had served in the U.S Army and was a 1959 graduate of Pennsylvania State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.

He had retired as production manager for RMI Titanium Corporation, where he had worked for 30 years. A member of the American Legion, he was also a master mason of the Serenity Lodge in Niles. He was also a proud member of the Salem Golf Club.

Gordon enjoyed his affiliation with the Florida Carriage Museum in Weirsdale, Fla., where he worked as a docent. Gordon was a pen and ink artist. He had published a book titled, “Arizona Watering Holes.”

Gordon is survived by his wife, Jacqueline Beale; children, Maria Ludt, Donna Sisco, Karen Beale, Sam Beale and Kim Beale-Prosser; sister, Carol Williams; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Gordon will be laid to rest in Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Fla.

Arrangements by Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, The Villages, Fla.

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