Lewis Austin Beal, Sr.

Lewis Austin Beal Sr., 82, of Bradley went to be with his heavenly father on September 02, 2020 surrounded by his family at his home.

He was born on November 21, 1937 on Beals Island, Maine where he grew up, graduated from Beals High School in 1956 and later in life graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Maine at Machias in 1985.

He was a lobster fisherman for many years and most recently retired from the University of Maine at Machias.

He served his country in both the United States Marine Corps and United States Air Force.

Most of us as former members of Camp #3 remember Lewis and his grandson, Michael, attending meetings in D-F and participating in parades. He was a 10 year member of the Order, having joined in July, 2010. Lewis was also a member of the SVR. 

~Eric Boothroyd, Secretary/Treasurer, SUVCW Dept of Maine

He is survived by his wife of 60 years – Sarah Beal, son – Lewis Beal Jr., grandsons – Michael Beal and Austin Beal, brother and sister-in-law – Bernard and Ann Beal, sister-in-law – Mary Beal, and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his father – Elihu Beal II, mother – Laura (Backman) Beal, sister, and brother in law – Alverna and Donald Williams, brother in law and sister in law – Clayton and Francis Beal, and brother in law – William Beal.

He was a member of the Church of the Lamb of God, and he was a member of the following organizations: Sons of the American Revolution, Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War, Sons of the Veterans Reserve, The Order of the Founders and Patriots of America, Disabled American Veterans, American Legion Post # 108, and the National Rifle Association.

In his retirement years, he enjoyed playing cards and dominos with his wife Sarah, spending time with his family at their camp, and fishing with his grandson Michael.

Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near, so loved, so missed, so very dear.

There will be a private graveside service at a later date.

Published on September 4, 2020; Bangor Daily News

Brother Beal, from Bradley, joined Daniel Chaplin Camp #3 in 2010. He was a veteran of both the Marine Corps and the Air Force. Lewis was also in Co. F, 11th ME Vol. Inf., Sons of Veterans Reserve, as well as the Sons of the American Revolution, the American Legion, and other veterans’ and hereditary organizations. He was 82.