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BEITZ, Thomas A.
BEITZ - Thomas A. Age 61, of South Dayton, NY entered into rest August 20, 2016. Tom founded Smart Dog Solutions, a canine behavior training service that went on to become one of Western New York's top dog training service options. Tom authored a number of canine training books and self-help videos. Tom earned a Bachelor's degree from SUNY at Buffalo and received additional training through Cornell University. Tom was certified by Triple Crown Training Academy in Texas and was a member of the IACP. Tom was a member of the Forestville Wesleyan Church and a former Nazarene Pastor. He was an avid golfer, reader and horse lover. Loving husband to Trish Beitz (nee Buyers); cherished stepfather to Sean, Jenna and Adam Lukasik; stepgrandfather to Emma; special uncle to Giana; son to the late Franklin and Marjorie (nee Russell) Beitz; brother to Maureen (Paul) Craver, Francis, Joseph (Ellen), John (Carole), Marjorie (Bob) Bennett, Michael and Daniel (Christine); son-in-law of William III and Donna Buyers; also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends may visit DiStasio-Hills Funeral Chapel, 478 Route 83, South Dayton, Thursday from 4 PM to 8 PM. A funeral service will be held Friday in Forestville Wesleyan Church, 9495 Prospect Road, Forestville, NY at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hillsfuneralchapel.com