Alan Beach, 78, passed away December 26, 2020

Alan Beach, 78, of St. Joseph, MI passed away Saturday, December 26, 2020 at his home.

A Mass will be Celebrated at 11:00 A.M., Thursday, January 7, 2021 at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 555 E. Delaware Ave., Benton Harbor with Fr. James Adams officiating. Friends may visit from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M., Thursday at the church. Burial will be held at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Battle Creek. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Those wishing to share a memory of Alan online may do so at

Alan was born July 1, 1942 in Cassopolis, MI to Samuel & Freda (Cloud) Beach. He graduated from Edwardsburg High School and then received his bachelor’s degree from Lakeland College. Alan served his country in the United States Air Force from 1964 until 1967. On June 7, 1975 he married Rosanna Myrick in Benton Harbor. Alan worked for Auto Specialties and Modern Plastics as an accountant. He was a member of St. John & Bernard Catholic Church and the St. Joseph Elks. Alan also was involved with Blossom Time and Boy Scouts. In his spare time, he enjoyed cooking and winters in Florida with his wife.

Alan is survived by his wife Rosanna Beach; son Sam (Beth) Beach; daughter Leeanna (Roger, II) Holmes; grandchildren Killian Beach, Aidan Beach, Courtney (Justin) Taglavore, Roger Holmes III, Kaylee Holmes and Kathrine Lennon; great-grandchildren Bella & Emma Taglavore; mother-in-law Dorothy Myrick and many nieces, nephews and in-laws. Allan was preceded in death by his parents and siblings Doris Beach, Edwin (Betty) Beach and Roldo Beach.