Anthony “Tony” R. Beam, 31, of Fort Wayne, IN, passed away on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at his residence.
Tony was born on November 16, 1987, to Robert and Bonnie (Bechtol) Beam. His parents survive and reside in Roanoke, IN.
Tony graduated from Homestead High School in 2006. He joined the United States Army Reserves and served as a Human Intelligence Collector/Specialist in the War in Afghanistan. Tony loved spontaneous travel and being outdoors. He was a talented mechanic who enjoyed working on his boat and cars. He was a caring and compassionate friend, son, and brother who knew how to make those around him feel loved.
Tony will be missed by his parents Robert and Bonnie Beam, Roanoke, IN; brother, Jesse (Jenn) Beam, South Bend, IN; paternal grandmother, Evelyn Beam, Fort Wayne, IN; Uncles & Aunts, Jon & Teri Beam, Charles & Diane Garnette; cousins, Isaac Beam, Martina Beam, Chad Garnette, Jennifer (Michael) Garnette-Feliciano, and Andy Garnette; as well as many close friends and extended family.
Tony was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Richard Beam; maternal grandparents, Adelaide & K. Wayne Bechtol.
Recitation of the Rosary will be held on Sunday, June 2, 2019, prior to calling hours at 2:30 p.m. at McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home, 715 N. Jefferson Street, Huntington, IN.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday, June 2, 2019, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
An Army Chaplain Prayer Service will be held at 7:00 p.m., Sunday, June 2, 2019, at McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home following the calling.
Additional calling hours prior to Mass will be held on Monday, June 3, 2019, from 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 10700 Aboite Center Road, Fort Wayne, IN.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, June 3, 2019, at 4:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, with Fr. Dale Bauman of St. Joseph Catholic Church presiding.
Burial will follow Mass with Military honors at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, N. Main Street, Roanoke, IN.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Northeast Indiana Base Community Council www.nibcc.org; FW22 www.fw22.org; or to Masses in care of McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home, 715 N. Jefferson Street, Huntington, IN 46750.
McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home, 715 N. Jefferson St., Huntington, IN, is in charge of arrangements. On line condolences may be made to: www.mcelhaneyhartfuneralhome.com
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