Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

Lester Beesley

Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

Lester Beesley

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Beesley, Lester

Sep. 3, 1925 - Jun. 19, 2016

Lester Eugene Beesley passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 19th at the Bay Breeze Health & Rehabilitation Center near his home in Nokomis, FL.

Born in 1925 to Joseph Lester and Alta Mae on their rural farm in Alert Indiana, outside of Columbus, IN.

Known as "Buzz" at DePauw University in Greencastle, IN where he graduated in 1950 as a Delta Chi member and Ace pitcher on the Varsity baseball team where he was drafted by the Boston Braves.

After college, "Les" worked 30+ years as a group insurance manager with Equitable Life and raised his family in Fayetteville, NY, a suburb of Syracuse, NY from 1965-1980.

After retirement he moved to Sarasota, FL and later Nokomis, FL where he was a member of All Angels by the Sea in Sarasota and later at St. …

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