- Hampton Beasley Crosses the Bar
From: Dave & Joelle Engan
Sent: Friday, November 10, 2006 7:49 AM
Subject: Picture of Hampton from 1st Class Cruise
John, I found the picture from 1st class cruise. It's a group shot and doesn't
have enough resolution to scan up close on Hampton but it's still a good pic
of him I think.
From: John Larned
Subject: Hampton Beasley
Date:Wednesday, November 08, 2006 9:58:52 AM
Hello Classmates: With sadness I must pass along word that Hampton passed away
yesterday. I have called a few of you that I could to give you the news
directly, I am sorry I couldn’t do that for everyone.
with our other classmates who have passed on, Hampton was a great guy- he will
be missed. The news came to me from Stein Miller and Phil Smith. As soon as I
have more details on funeral arrangements I will pass them on. I do know that
he collapsed at work yesterday afternoon and died shortly thereafter.
and Sue have three grown children. Lindsey the oldest and her husband Michael
recently had the first grandchild. They have a son Lee and daughter Lauren who
is the youngest at age 23.
Partridge Run Mountainside,
I happen to
have our Tide Rips year book with me, I was surprised when I looked at the
Bravo Company 1st class informal photo that 4 of that group are no longer with
us: Mike Shidle, Ron Gonski, Doug Neeb and Hampton.
best to all, count your blessings and be thankful for your families and
in the mood to chat can call anytime. 610-357-2900
===== Class Emails
Susan Beasley 6/30/2021 7:41 AM
I am saddened to hear of Mike
Gray's passing and offer my deepest sympathies to Debbie
and their family. I have fond memories of time spent
with him and his classmates in Somers and New London,
including meeting and then marrying Hampton (Eddie)
Beasley, who crossed the bar almost 15 years ago.
Prayers that he rests in peace and that Debbie and his
children find comfort during these difficult days.
Scott Jones -
6/30/2021 1:39 PM
Thanks for your
thoughts. I roomed with Hampton for 1 “Make” wither 3rd
or 2nd class year. He was a lot of fun. We had a room on
a dead end off the square corridor. Most people did not
know it was even there. We could get away with all sorts
of mayhem: sleeping in, playing cards late at night or
what ever. As if that was not enough, at Christmas
Hampton got some swabs to build us a Christmas tree from
chicken wire and tissue. It effectively screened our
room from anyone that noticed it was there, like the
duty officer. It was great for sleeping in and for in
room parties. So many fond memories. He was an easy guy
to get along with.