April 20, 2010
Burdette P. Beeles, 77; formerly of Fulton died in Connecticut. He was born in Fulton and he has been a lifetime resident of Fulton until recently moving to CT. He retired from Sealright after 38 years. Mr. Beeles was a United States Veteran having served in the Navy from 1951 to 1959. He was a member and past president of the International Brotherhood of Paper Workers Local #54 for 18 years. Mr. Beeles was a master electrician having owned and operated Beeles Electric, and was a member of the Fulton Electrical Board for 15 years. Currently, Mr. Beeles still holds licensure in Fulton. He was a life member of the Fulton VFW Post #569. He was a member of the Fulton VFW honor Guard, served 3 years as Commander and 1 year as the Oswego County Commander. He was a member of the VFW Cooties and State Commander of the Cooties from 1988 to 1989, and District Commander of the Cooties. In the 1970’s he served as a board member of the United Way for 4 years. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and camper. He was pre-deceased by his son Barry Beeles in 2007, brothers Elwood Beeles Jr., Cameron Beeles, George Beeles, Donald Beeles, and William Beeles, half brother Milo Beeles, and half sister Lucretia Beeles. He is survived by his wife of 58 years Betty Beeles of CT., his son Bruce (Debbie) Beeles of CT., 2 sisters: Shirley DeForest of Fulton, Dorothy Redfeld of CA, 3 grandchildren: Jason, Jasmine, and Khia, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be conducted 11:00 AM Friday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc. Burial will be in Fairdale Cemetery, Hannibal. Calling hours will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 PM Thursday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton.