John R. Beach
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John R. Beach

John R. "Jack"Beach, age 91, longtime resident of Elmhurst, currently of Chicago, Army Veteran, member MENSA, retired employee of Illinois Tool Works with 38 years of service, inventor of numerous patents; beloved husband of Grace, nee Hurley; loving father of Anne Marie Piemonte, Denise (Tom Gangas) Beach, Mark (Terrell) Beach, Valerie (Tom Brown) Beach and the late Glenn (the late Karen Erjavic) Beach; proud grandfather of Patrick (Leslie) and Alexandra Piemonte, Kelly Reynolds and Shannon (Rich) Lowry and great-grandfather of Ash Piemonte, Kylie and Tyler Lowry, Andrew, Abbie and Ava Bechaud; dear brother of Nancy (Les) Miller and Judy (the late Bill) Burns.

After the tragic death of his son, Glenn Beach, the Beach family were instrumental in securing the passage of legislation in Springfield to make stalking a criminal offense in Illinois. Making Illinois the second state in the nation, after California with this type of protection. This precedent setting legislation went on to save many lives across the country.

Services have been held.

Arrangments handled by Gibbons Funeral Home, Elmhurst. 630-832-0018 or

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Published in Suburban Life Publications on Dec. 27, 2019.
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December 27, 2019
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
The Gibbons Family
December 22, 2019
My heartfelt condolences to Mrs. Beach, Ann Marie, Dede, Mark, and Valerie. The many cherished memories and love shared with family and dear friends helps sooth the immediate pain and loss. Moreover, his spirit will live on through the indelible impression he's left with us.
Paul Alonso
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