Ralph W. Beam 68

Ralph W. Beam, died on Saturday, August 22, 2015, at the Morristown Medical Center. He was 68.


Born in Morristown, NJ. He was the son of Elmer and Gladys Beam.  He resided most of his life in Long Valley before retiring and moving to Florida.  Ralph moved to Independence Township 8 years ago.


Ralph was a Road Supervisor at the Washington Township Road Department in Long Valley for 35 years before retiring in 2002.  He was a lifetime member and past Chief of the Long Valley Fire Department.


Ralph enjoyed many years of hunting and fishing with his father and brothers.  After retirement, he enjoyed spending time with his 4 grandchildren.


Ralph is survived by his wife, Joan M. (Wilson) Beam; daughters, Eugenia Briskie and  husband, George, Sonia (Sam) Witzl and husband, Frank; grandchildren, Kimberly Witzl, Michael Witzl, Trent Briskie and Madalynn Briskie; brothers, Wayne Beam and wife, Grace, Randy Beam and wife, Cindy and sister-in-law, Mary Beam.


In addition to his parents, Ralph was preceded in death by a brother, Walter E. Beam and sister, Marion Beam.


All services are private.


Memorial contributions may be made to the Long Valley Fire Company No. 1, 5 Fairview Avenue, P.O. Box 234, Long Valley, New Jersey 07853 or Atlantic Health System, Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, 100 Madison Avenue, Morristown, NJ 07960.