John F. Beaumont, 91, lived in Sherman

John Floyd "Jack" Beaumont, 91, of Sherman, formerly of Harrison, N.Y., died June 26, 2009.

Mr. Beaumont was born Feb. 18, 1918, in Port Chester, N.Y., the son of Louis and Julia (Staples) Beaumont. He enlisted in the Army and graduated from Officer's Candidate School in Camp Davis, N.C., in 1942.

During World War II, he served in the European theater as company commander of an anti-aircraft automatic weapons unit in France. He was honorably discharged as a lieutenant colonel April 12, 1946, and spent the next 31 years in the Army Reserves.

In addition, he was a Harrison, N.Y., police officer for 25 years. He attained the rank of lieutenant. During this time, he received an associates degree in police sciences from New York University.

Following his career on the police force, he started a small business, JFB Alarms, which he ran for 10 years before retiring in 1981.

Mr. Beaumont is survived by a daughter, Jacqueline (Beaumont) Ormiston; five grandchildren, Todd Evers of Naperville, Ill., Trish Evers Lindberg of Dubai, UAE, Jayme Ormiston Coates of West Hartford, Jack Beaumont Ormiston of a transocean rig in the Gulf of Mexico and Newtown, and Jeffrey Paul Ormiston, of Frederick, Md.; and five great-grandchildren, Michael, Margaret, Hayley, Jack Richard Jr. and Katherine.

He was predeceased by a daughter, Patricia; a brother, William; his first wife, Annamarie (Ratjen) Beaumont; and his second wife, Kathleen (Kennedy) Beaumont.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, July 29, at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church in Sherman Center.

Memorials may be made to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation by visiting https://secure.valinet.come/~amdf/donation.html.