John Schuyler Beach passed away peacefully at home on September 28, 2021. He was 91.
Born in Rye, New York, he returned to his hometown where he and his wife Martha raised their family. In 1995, they moved to Winterville, Georgia, and relocated the environmental instrument business they had founded together in 1967 to Crawford.
Jack and Martha Beach worked together until 2014, when they retired and passed the company on to their children.
He had a lifelong interest in theater, beginning when he was a student at Rye High School, and he returned to the stage with Arts!Oglethorpe, enjoying playing an assortment of roles in musicals with his daughter Bly, and many others in the community.
He will be remembered by many for his infectious wit, curiosity about all things, and perpetually rosy outlook on life.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Martha Beach; their three children, Christopher (Nancy Goroff) Beach, Bly (Kevin) Hartley, and Alison (David Jaeger) Beach; and four grandchildren, Charles and Tom Beach and Andrew and Eliza Jaeger.
Donations in his memory can be made to Arts!Oglethorpe, or the Athens Area Humane Society. A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date.