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Services for Joseph John Beale, 72, of Johnson City, an aeronautical engineer, were held Friday in Binghamton. Burial was in Binghamton.

He died Dec. 13, 1999, in his home after a brief illness.

Born in Buffalo, he was a graduate of Technical High School and attended Virginia Union University in Richmond, Va., before entering the Army.

After his discharge, he earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics from the University of Buffalo in 1951. He received an MBA from Canisius College in 1976.

He was an aeronautical engineer at Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory for 19 years, then became director of the BUILD Skills Assessment Center. He also taught business courses at Erie Community College.

After moving to Johnson City in 1977, he worked as a senior subcontract administrator for the Flight Simulation Division of Singer Link Co. After retiring in 1988, he was an income tax preparer for H&R Block.

In Buffalo, he served on the board of directors of Child and Family Services. He was a former member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.

In Binghamton, he became active in Beautiful Plain Baptist Church and was ordained a minister in 1992 after graduating from Hebron Ministerial Institute. Prior to his death, he was a minister at Grace World Outreach Church, Binghamton. He also was a member of the Broome County Jail Ministry.

He tutored many students in mathematics and the sciences before and after his retirement.

Surviving are his wife of 46 years, the former Annie Miriam Cannon; four sons, Joseph of Matteson, Ill., and Daniel, David and James, all of Endicott; his mother, Emily; a sister, Mamie Beale Johnson; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

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