Donald R. Beechner, 69 of East Syracuse, passed away at St. Joseph's Hospital on Friday May 21, 2010 after a short illness. He was predeceased by his wife, Bernadean (Doughty) Beechner in 2003, his parents Donald C. Beechner in 1996 and Blanche (Farr) Beechner in 2004, and his brother Frank C. Beechner in 2009.
Donald worked as security for Morris Security at University Hospital for many years. Donald retired from Bellavia Transportation in East Syracuse. He received an honorable discharge from the United States National Guard, and was a volunteer for the Red Cross Disaster Team.
Donald is survived by a son, Tyson Beechner (Staci) of Fulton, a daughter, Melinda Beechner of Tennessee, 2 step-daughters, Donna Guinup (James) and Sandra Stidham, and 2 step-sons, Alex Guinup and Rodney Guinup, 17 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He is also survived by 2 aunts, Dorothy Cain and Alice Stoughtner.
A memorial will be held in his honor at a later date. Contact the family for further information at 315-876-8762. In Lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to St. Joseph's Hospital, C/O Palliative Care Unit.
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