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Gary Ritt Beams


1961 - 2020
Gary Ritt Beams Obituary
Gary Ritt Beams

Born: March 3, 1961; in Chicago, IL

Died: February, 8, 2020; in Aurora, IL

Gary Ritt Beams, Age 58, of Aurora, IL, and formerly of Downers Grove, Westmont, and Palatine, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, February, 8, 2020 at Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora.

Born March 3, 1961 in Chicago, Gary was a son of Arthur and Lois (Ritt) Beams. He was raised and educated in Westmont, and graduated from Westmont High School.

Gary was a member of the Westmont First United Methodist Church, and belonged to the Braidwood Recreation Club. Gary was an avid fisherman and enjoyed watching all professional sports. He was a loyal fan of the Miami Dolphins, Chicago Blackhawks, Bulls and Cubs. Gary loved his family, friends, and two dogs, Mercury & Shula.

Survivors include his siblings: Lori (Ronald) Rizzo of Morris, IL, Julie (Peter) Wakely of Downers Grove, IL and Christopher Beams of Naples, FL.; Nieces & Nephew; Frank Rizzo, Victoria Beams, Elizabeth Beams and Delainey Beams; Cousins: Joan, Joe and Lisa Sequens of Westchester, IL; his aunt Rita Roberts of Downers Grove, IL and Mercury Beams.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents Arthur & Lois (Ritt) Beams of Westmont, IL; brother Steven Beams of North Aurora, IL, and Shula Beams.

Gary was an organ and tissue donor. Through the Illinois registry and the Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network, Gary's helping to enhance other people's lives. (GiftofHope.org)

Cremation rites have been accorded, and a private family service will be held at a later date.

Gary's Memorial Page: www.ReevesFH.com/notices/Gary-Beams

Cremation services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Home, Ltd.in Morris. (815-942-2500)
Published in Suburban Life Publications on Feb. 27, 2020
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