John Allen Beaty
John Allen Beaty, 90, formerly of Fairfield, died Aug. 20 at Masonicare in Wallingford.
Born May 11, 1921, in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of the late Harry and Jane O'Berry Beaty. He served as a U.S. Army medic in the Italian theater during World War II. His family settled in Fairfield while he was serving in the military. After the war, he was employed by Singer Sewing Machine Co. He graduated from the University of Bridgeport and served as a bank examiner for the state, specializing in trust accounts until he retired.
He loved the trees and birds of Connecticut, and the annual Dogwood Festival on Greenfield Hill was his favorite social event. In later years, he moved to Ashlar Village in Wallingford.
Survivors include a sister Jane B. Darby of Albany, N.Y.; his nieces, Mary Darby of Humboldt, Calif., and Susan Anderson of Boulder, Colo.; his nephews, John Darby of Columbus, Ohio, and Mark Darby of Albany, N.Y.; nine grand nieces and nephews, and two great-grand nieces and great-grand nephews.
Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, in the Masonicare Chapel, 22 Masonic Ave., Wallingford. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, in Oaklawn Cemetery, 1530 Bronson Road. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Masonicare or a charity of choice. Arrangements are being handled by the Lesko and Polke Funeral Home in Fairfield. To sign an online register or get directions, visit www.leskopolkefuneralhome.com.