The Obit For Frank Beuth

Frank Beuth, 82

Staten Island Advance
Wednesday, October 03, 2012, 7:20 AM

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Former Staten Islander Frank J. Beuth Jr., 82, of Lakewood, N.J., died Tuesday in Leisure Park, a nursing home in Lakewood.

Born on Staten Island, Mr. Beuth spent most of his life in Great Kills before moving to Lakewood in 2009.

He was a firefighter for many years with the New York City Fire Department, retiring in 1982.

Mr. Beuth graduated from the Thomas Jefferson High School in Elizabeth, N.J., and served in the U.S. Army until 1962.

He was a left-handed pitcher for a league on Staten Island in his youth and later for a farm team in Virginia.

Mr. Beuth enjoyed jogging and would run from his Great Kills home to the Gateway National Recreation Area daily. He also enjoyed watching sports and was a fan of the New York Yankees.

Mr. Beuth was a lifelong caregiver to his paralyzed father.

“He was just a great guy, a caring person and a good man,” said his cousin, Gerald Otten.

He was a former parishioner of St. Clare’s R.C. Church in Great Kills.

Arrangements are being handled by the Casey-McCallum-Rice South Shore Funeral Home, Great Kills. A graveside service will be held on Thursday at 1:45 p.m. in Ocean View Cemetery, Oakwood, where burial will follow.