John Joseph Beatty (Jack) of Tire Hill passed away Wednesday, May 19, 2021 on his farm doing what he loved: baling hay. Born August 18, 1952, in Bellefonte, PA, to William and Rosalie (Miller) Beatty, he was proud to share a birthday with his favorite Pirate baseball player, Roberto Clemente. Preceded in death by his parents and his brothers Tom Beatty and Jimmy Beatty. He is survived by his daughters Kelly Clark (Justin), Tess Stevenson (Andrew), and Maggie Beatty; his six grandchildren Izzy Clark, Clara Clark, Jack Clark, Kingston Powell, Walker Clark, and Gatlin Stevenson; his siblings Trish Beatty, Dick Beatty, Anne Pernell (Rudy), Mary Beatty, and Bob Beatty (Shirley). He was married to Anna Beatty for over 30 years, and just a few months ago, he claimed she was the love of his life even though their lives had gone separate paths.
Jack was a Vietnam War Naval veteran who loved his country and was a passionate Republican party member. He was the third child out of eight and idolized his father who was the Superintendent on Jack’s early construction sites. Jack was a core member of “The Mound Boys” in Westmont, a neighborhood group of boys who grew up together and played hard year in and year out. Known affectionately as “Beetle,” he was a prankster and had the boys in trouble or in stitches most of the time. He would do anything for his gang. Jack was a dedicated Eagle Scout and avid outdoorsman and hunter. A graduate of Penn State University in Agriculture, his passion was farming and his joy was construction and wood-working. He worked many years for the PA Carpenters Union, and many friends and family cherish his wooden works of art. He held the role of Commander of the Campbelltown American Legion and played softball with them for years. Jack devoured books of history and biographies, enjoyed the music of the Beatles, remained a faithful fan of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers, and was always up to debate politics, much to the chagrin of his siblings. Jack was proud of his three beautiful daughters, found camaraderie with his two sons he never had, and treasured his six beloved grandchildren who called him “Grandpa.” Above all, he was loyal to the core to his friends and family. He was one hell of a man! Viewing and Visitation at George E Mason Funeral Home on Saturday, May 22nd from 6:00pm-8:00pm 1687 Tire Hill Rd, Davidsville, PA 15928. Funeral Service at the Beatty Farm on Sunday, May 23rd at 11:00am with lunch to follow. 537 Pender Road Johnstown, PA 15905. Please dress as you are on Sunday. My dad would want you to be yourself and it will be in the mid 80s. Lunch and fellowship to fol
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