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BEATTY, James D. Sr.

BEATTY - James D., Sr. Age 76, of North Tonawanda, June 26, 2010 in DeGraff Memorial Hospital. James was a US Air Force and Army Veteran, including a Tour of Duty in Vietnam. He retired from the Air National Guard with the rank of Senior Master Sergeant, serving as an Air Operations Specialist. All together, James served in the military for over 32 years. He was a member of Amvets Post #26. James also loved to fish, play euchre and spend time with his family. He is survived by his loving companion Wanda Sawatzky; beloved father of James D. (Andrea) Beatty, Jr. of Wheatfield, Steven W. (Jill) Beatty of Abilene, TX, Debra L. (James) Mullins of North Tonawanda and the late Sandra A. Beatty; grandfather of Dina, Jesse, Dustin, Shawna, Lucas, Zachary and Bobby; great-grandfather of many great-grandchildren; brother of Erlamon, Eloise, Wilma, Lenora, Patty, Diane and Barbara, all of Pennsylvania and the late Bud, Bill, Benny, Joann and Ginger; uncle of many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the FRETTHOLD FUNERAL HOME, INC., 1241 Oliver St. at Ward Rd. in North Tonawanda on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM and on Wednesday from 12 Noon to 2:00 PM. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday beginning at 2 PM, the Rev. Dr. A. W. Moldenhauer will officiate. Interment in St. Matthew Lutheran Cemetery. Guest book available at

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