Paul A. Beach
1922 - 2011
Published Sept. 27, 2011 @ 2:14 p.m.
Paul A. Beach, 89, of Phoenix, AZ took his last flight on September 25, 2011 after a brief illness. He was born on September 21, 1922 in St Joseph, Missouri.
He began flying as part of the USAAC Sergeant Pilot program graduating at Lubbock Air Field in August, 1942. He flew during WWII including flying 75 missions in the India/China/Burma Theater. His commercial aviation career began with Bonanza Airlines, which through mergers became Air West and then Republic Airlines. He retired in 1982 from Republic Airlines ending a 40 year aviation career. In his retirement he enjoyed traveling, hiking and was an avid tennis player well into his 80’s.
Paul was preceded in death by his son Paul Allen Beach and his daughter, Dr. Diane K. Beach. He is survived by his wife Janice Berg Beach and Janice’s children Lynette (Mike) Berg Robe of Studio City, CA; Dr. Howard (Peggy) Berg of Amarillo, TX and Richard (Judy) Berg of Burnsville, MN; his daughter-in-law Kathy Beach of Post, TX and his daughter Karen (Steve) Larsen of Mesa, AZ. He has eleven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.