Richard Alan Beecher

December 17, 2021
Richard Alan Beecher

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Richard A. Beecher, 71, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on December 17th, 2021 surrounded by his children.

Richard was preceded in passing by his parents, David and Vyvian, his wife and love of his life, Susan W. Beecher, and his brother, Dave L. Beecher.

He is survived by his son, Scott D. Beecher of Newport News, Va.; daughters, Elaine Beecher Wells (Greg) of Williamsburg, Va. and Tracey Pesante (Emilio) of Williamsburg, Va.; brother, Darryl Beecher of Altoona, PA.; sister, Kathy Zoeller of Altoona, Pa.; grandson Cameron Wells, and granddaughters Makenzie Pesante and Jayden Pesante.

Richard was born on January 17, 1950 to David and Vyvian Beecher in Altoona, PA.  After graduating from Altoona Area High School, Richard joined the United States Navy and proudly served for 26 years before retiring in Williamsburg, Va.

His final resting place will be in Greenock, Scotland beside his wife.  At Richard’s request, there will be no funeral or memorial service.


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  • December 21, 2021
    Lisa Ann Johnson lit a candle:
    Lit since December 21, 2021 at 12:39:19 PM

  • December 22, 2021
    Robin Campbell Wyatt says:
    Tracey, Emilio, Mackenzie, and Jayden - Mimi and Old Pap send hugs and love. So sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad, Grandpa... Prayers for comfort...

  • December 22, 2021
    May Milne says:
    Was a pleasure meeting you Richard. You will be sorely missed. Rest in Peace.

  • December 23, 2021
    Jack and Margaret Teliho says:
    Our love and deepest sympathy to all of you now, and in the days ahead. Rest in Peace Richard