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02/17/12 - NNHS Newsletter - Lewis Beazlie

Lewis Henry Beazlie, Jr.
(29 Feb 1928 -  12 Feb 2012)

Newport News High School Class of February 1945

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   We have still another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter this early Friday morning.     Lewis Beazlie, Class of February 1945, passed away in Cleveland, Ohio on Monday, February 13, 2012, sixteen days before his 83rd birthday (discounting the Leap Year Day factor).

   From Fred Field (June '45) of CA - 02/17/12, 12:30 PM - "    Lewis H. Beazlie, Jr.":

Hello Carol, Fri. Feb. 17

Lewis Beazlie is in DP obits. today.
He was in Feb. Class 1945.

Fred W. Field
Loma Linda & Fullerton, CA

   Thank you so much for clarifying that, Fred.  I thought when I was unable to locate him in the June 1945 or either the February or June 1944 Beacons, he must surely have been in the February 1945 (which is not in my possession), but I didn't want to state that for a fact until I heard from you.

From the Daily Press - 02/13/12:

              Lewis H. Beazlie, Jr.



YORKTOWN - Lewis Henry Beazlie Jr., 83 years old, was a lifelong resident of Tidewater Virginia, most recently residing in the Yorktown area. Lewis passed away on Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center. His death occurred as a result of complications related to chronic illness.

He is predeceased by his father, Lewis Henry Beazlie Sr.; his mother, Alberta Van Houten Beazlie; and his sister, Elinor Beazlie Hunt.

He married Beverly Baker Beazlie on Feb. 14, 1953, in Richmond, Va. He is survived by his wife, Beverly; daughter, Judy Beazlie Johnson, of Bass Lake, Calif.; son, L. Henry Beazlie III and Brenda Ann Beazlie, both residing in Akron, Ohio.


Lewis Beazlie



Lewis was born on Feb. 29, 1928, in Newport News, Va. Lewis graduated from Newport News High School. He went onto attend Augusta Military Academy, and then Virginia Military Institute, Class of 1951. Lewis was employed for many years as a marine designer at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry-dock Co., and completed his career, retiring in 1990 from John J. McMullen & Associates, Inc.

Lewis and Beverly began their family in Newport News, Va. As their family grew, in 1968 they moved to Williamsburg, Va. They remained residents of Williamsburg until 1996 when they moved to the Grafton area of Yorktown, Va., immediately, prior to Lewis's death, they relocated to Akron, Ohio, where Beverly plans to remain.

Lewis is to be cremated and will then return to Williamsburg, Va. A memorial service is planned for 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012. It will be held at St. Martin's Episcopal Church, 1333 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, Va. The service will be followed by a brief reception in the church's Miles Hall. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, a token of your remembrance of Lewis may be made to the York County Department of Fire and Life Safety, PO Box 532, Yorktown VA 23690. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press from February 17 to February 18, 2012.
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February 17, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

~ Gail Henderson
February 17, 2012 
I am very saddened to learn of Lew's passing. We worked together for a number of years at John McMullen and Associates and spent time together working on several projects, one of which was the development of a new heavy lift boom system for the Navy's new ARS-50 salvage vessels. We also volunteered to go to Canada to help the Canadians develop a new class of frigates in the mid eighties and enjoyed each other's company, both at work and socially with our new Canadian friends. Lew was a very intelligent, articulate and pleasant person to be around. He was also very humorous and we enjoyed many good times together. Over the years we stayed in contact with each other which was a testament to our great friendship. My sincere condolences go out to Beverly and the rest of the family at this time.
February 17, 2012 
Judy and Family,

I pray for the strength and comfort that can only come from our Heavenly Father.
Bonnie (McSpadden) Enderle

~ Bonnie Enderle, Williamsburg, Virginia
February 17, 2012
Dear Aunt Beverly,
Wanted to let you know how sorry we are for your husband's passing. Curt would love to be there, but he had surgery yesterday and is unable to travel today. Curt wishes so much to be there to be a support for the family, know that he is there in thoughts and prayers and may his presence be felt. I hope that you will be comfortable in Ohio, very cold, but know that your family must be there and for that we are thankful for family support and presence. I did not know Uncle Lewis well, but know he must have been a good man to be with you and to love you and we surely know he will be missed and not forgotten. His memory will live on in all of you. God bless you all and wish we could be there.
February 18, 2012

My deepest sympathy goes out to each of you in this difficult time. I will be sending prayers of strength to each of you as you reflect on the wonderful memories of your father and his life.
God Bless.

Our deepest sympathies are extended to the Beazlie family and their friends at this difficult time.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

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