Warren Beach Was Avid Conservationist, Veteran

Warren Beach died Nov. 3 in Falmouth. He was born to Howard Warren and Marguerite Uhler Beach of East Chop and Essex Fells, N.J.

Warren grew up in Caldwell, N.J. He attended Blair Academy in Blairstown, N.J., and Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., where he was a member of the Glee Club. He left Cornell to serve his country as a bomber pilot stationed in England during World War II. After the war, he became president of Eclipse Airbrush Company in Newark. His presidency was during an innovative time in the spray painting industry when electrostatic spray painting was developed. His patents contributed to the advance of the industry.

Warren and his wife, Terry, moved to Martha's Vineyard in 1969. Warren was an avid conservationist becoming one of the earlier presidents of the Vineyard Conservation Society, initiating the first newsletter and invitation to membership. Warren enjoyed volunteering his mechanical skills to senior citizens on the Island, building furniture and creating fountains. As a young man he was an accomplished vocalist and produced several records. He was also an enthusiastic photographer and spent many of his happiest moments photographing his beloved Island and its many vistas.

Warren is survived by his wife of 59 years, Terry; his daughter, Wendy Beach Barry; his son, Roger, and his five grandchildren, Emma Beach and Bart, Heather, Amy and Jacqui Barry.

There will be a memorial service and an exhibition of Warren's well-known photographs during the holiday season on the Vineyard. Memorial gifts may be sent to the Vineyard Conservation Society, RR 1, Box 319X, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568.