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James P. Beitz

September 19, 1924 — November 13, 2016

James P. Beitz, 92, of Attica passed away on Sunday November 13, 2016 at the New York State Veterans Home at Batavia. He was born on September 19, 1924 in Attica to the late George and Lena (Courtwright) Beitz. In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his wife Doris (Bertsch) Beitz, brothers Raymond, Vernon, Leo and Earl Beitz and sister Esther Hayes.

He is survived by his son and daughter in law; James and Kelly Beitz of Attica; brother Irving (Carol) Beitz; sister in law Leona Beitz of Batavia; grandchildren James A. (Deena) Beitz of Attica, Caryn Beitz of Palmona, NY, Douglas Beitz of Attica; great grandchildren Jaslynne, Ashlyn, Madilyn along with his longtime companion and friend Ardyth VanValkenburg.

Jim was a lifelong resident of Attica, New York, graduating from Attica High School in 1942. In September of 1942, Jim joined the Navy and served in Pacific Theatre aboard a minesweeper in the Aleutian Islands, Alaska during World War II. After the war, he returned to Attica and married his high school sweetheart, Doris Bertsch, in 1946. Jim was a member of the Harder O’Donnell Post American Legion in Attica, the VFW in Alexander, the Attica Exempt Firemen, and, of which he was most proud, a charter member of the Attica Golf Club where he had belonged since the club’s inception and won eleven Club Championships. Over the years, Jim enjoyed bowling, shooting trap at many Western New York clubs and most of all, the game of golf. Wherever Jim and Doris went on vacation, the golf clubs went with them. Whether it be for one of the hundreds of tournaments Jim played in or just relaxing with friends, golf was his true love. Although Jim was very proud of his many accomplishments on the golf course, he was most proud of the accomplishments of his grandchildren. He was in attendance when his grandson, Jim, and granddaughter, Caryn, both graduated from boot camp at Parris Island and honorably served their country in the United States Marine Corp. He introduced his youngest grandson, Doug, to the game of golf and was proud to be riding in the golf cart along-side him when Doug got his first ever hole-in-one.

Jim will be sadly missed by his family and friends, as well as, the local golfing community. Jim can be remembered by a couple of thoughts he lived by: “Golf is a gentlemen’s game” and “I never met a person on the golf course I didn’t like.”

The family will be receiving guests on Thursday November 17, 2016 from 2:00-6:00PM at the Attica Golf Club 95 Bunnell St. Attica, NY 14011 where a 6:00PM Eulogy will immediately follow visitation. He will be laid to rest in Forest Hill Cemetery in Attica at the convenience of the family.

Flowers are gratefully declined; memorials may be made to the Michael Napoleone Memorial Foundation P.O. Box 267 Batavia, N.Y. 14021-0267. For more information please call (585) 591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence please visit Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main St. Attica, New York 14011.

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