Raymond A. Beiter passed away on March 30, 2017 in Northgate Health Care Facility. Born in Pendleton on April 3, 1924, he was the son of Vincent and Elizabeth (Windnagle) Beiter.
Ray served in the US Army from 1943 to 1946 during WW II being awarded the World War II Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and the Asiatic Pacific Service Medal. Ray worked for Wurlitzer in time study then at Ditmer Gear for three years and for seventeen years as an insurance salesman for Metropolitan Life Insurance in Tonawanda. He served as the County Clerk from 1976 to 1990, was Pendleton Town Supervisor for seventeen years and County Legislator for ten years. Ray also served on the County Sewer & Water Board being instrumental in getting sewers in Pendleton and was past president of the County Clerk Association. He was an active member of Good Shepherd RC Church where he served as an usher, the Tuscarora Club for 25 years, a member of Pendleton Lions Club, Tonawanda Exchange Club, and the Wendelville Volunteer Fire Co. since 1942. Ray enjoyed golfing, playing euchred and traveling with his wife, Elizabeth 'Betty Lou' (Ward) Beiter, who predeceased Ray on November 13, 2016.
Ray is survived by his children Michael (David Getman) Beiter and Kathleen Routhier; grandfather of Cori (Larry) Herbst; great-grandfather of Sara, Alyssa, Emily, and Jacob; brother of Rita Spoth, Vincent Beiter, Joseph Beiter and late Anthony Beiter, Earl Beiter, Arnold Beiter, Arlene Goerss, and Elizabeth Swogier; also survived by several nieces and nephews.
There will be no prior visitation. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 10 AM in Good Shepherd RC Church, Tonawanda Creek Road. Memorial donations to Niagara Hospice would be appreciated by the family.
Published on April 5, 2017