Alan Lewis Beardsell, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, passed away peacefully on March 31, 2023. He was born May 24, 1939 in Chicopee, MA to Frank and Alta (Lewis) Beardsell. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts in 1960 where he met the love of his life, Alice, to whom he was married 63 years. Alan retired from IBM in 1993 after 33 years of service. He lived in Sarasota since 1994. As well as his parents he was predeceased by his sister Joanne Bellerose.
Alan is survived by Alice (Burt), brother Frank (Karen) Beardsell and his children Susan (Harold) Avery, Robert (Mary) Beardsell and Debra (John) Jay; Grandchildren- Daniel (Katherine) Beardsell, Zachary Beardsell, Teresa Avery, Emily Jay, Allison (Caleb) Carr, and Loreena Avery; and three great-grandchildren- Calliope and Lorelai Beardsell and Arthur Carr.
Alan had a beautiful tenor voice and sang in college musicals, the Tri-Cities Opera, The Gloria Musicae, as well as many weddings and memorials. He worshipped at Pine Shores Presbyterian Church where he sang in the church choir and served as an elder.
Alan loved to cruise and travel with Alice and his family. He participated in several choir tours to Europe including singing at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. He cherished time with his family. He gathered his friends and family around him whenever possible. He facilitated many gatherings from family reunions to weekly game nights. He had a way of brightening up any room he entered with his infectious smile and sense of humor. He will be deeply missed.
A Celebration of Life will be held on April 29th at 11 AM at Pine Shores Presbyterian Church, 6135 Beechwood Ave, Sarasota
I love you, Dad. I will sorely miss you.