Douglas W. Beckwith 68 of Ballston Spa, went to be with our Heavenly Father quietly at home with his wife by his side on Wednesday, May 29, 2013. Born in Portland, Maine, August 16, 1944, he was the son of the late John and Mary Beckwith. Doug lived on Birchton Road in Ballston Spa for most of his life and was a graduate of Galway High School. He served in the US Army.
Doug worked for the Town of Milton Highway Department. He loved life and had fun living it. Even in his last days, he made his family and friends smile.
He was predeceased by his brother, John Beckwith. Doug is lovingly survived by his wife of 40 years, Eileen Beckwith; his sisters, Germaine and Ted Woltman of Yuma, Arizona and Janice and Bob Nolan of Ballston Spa; sister in law, Janet Beckwith of Huntington, Long Island; brothers in law and sisters in law, Thelma and Doug Armstrong, Tom and Donna Armer, Harry and Laurie Armer, Becky and Bob Rossi; uncle and aunt, Albert and Laura Armstrong of Ballston Spa; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
A celebration of Doug’s life will be held 10am Monday, June 3 at the First Presbyterian Church, 22 West High Street, Ballston Spa. Burial will follow in Powell Wiswall Cemetery, Ballston Spa. Relatives and friends are invited to call from 2-6pm Sunday, June 2 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 22 West High Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020 or Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.
The family would like to thank the Staff at Saratoga Hospital and Community Hospice for their loving care of Doug.