Sanford D. Beecher III

21 Oct 2020 | 12:29

Sanford D. (Sandy) Beecher III of Milford, Pa., passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, after enduring a long battle with cancer. He was 60 years young.

The son of Sanford D. and Sally (Coder) Beecher Jr., he was born Dec. 30, 1959, in Bryn Mawr, Pa. He was married to Tany (Giglio) Beecher on May 6, 2016, in Hawley, Pa.

Sandy grew up in Milford. He attended Delaware Valley High School, Penn State University, Florida State University, Full Sail Recording School, and the Defense Language Institute before serving as a linguist in the U.S. Air Force. Sandy was an accomplished self-taught musician, playing the harmonica, guitar, banjo, and mandolin and singing and songwriting. He loved the blues, bluegras,s and songs of praise. His distinctive sense of humor made people laugh even in the toughest times. Sandy loved the Lord with all his heart, mind, soul, and strength.

Sandy enjoyed working outdoors. He was a committed organic farmer, planting and harvesting garlic and other vegetables for sale, and operated a firewood business. He and his wife, Tany, were caretakers of a summer camp in recent years.

Sandy leaves behind his wife, Tany; mother, Sally; sisters, Sharon Nina and husband, David, Susan Beecher and husband, Jamie Restucci, Stacey Chelak and husband, Greg, and Sarah Eilbacher and husband, John; children, April Beecher, Tess Landis and husband, Evan, Gabe Beecher and fiancé, Lindsay Ruotulo, and Luke Beecher and wife, Gabriela; granddaughter, Kennedy; nieces and nephews Ryan terMeulen, Christian, Corey, and Clayton Chelak, Emily, Claire and Julia Jacobus, and Davis and Alex Nina; cousins, LeeAnn Mitchell and Kenny Clark.

He was predeceased by his father, Sandy Jr.

It was Sandy’s desire to donate his body to Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, Scranton, Pa., through the Humanity Gift Registry.

Private services may be planned by the family at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, which provided outstanding compassionate care during Sandy’s illness, at 99 Sparta Avenue, Newton NJ 07860 (

Arrangements were by Stroyan Funeral Home, Milford.