Virginia Beach—Darby Beetham died peacefully at home on February 20, 2021.
He leaves to cherish his memory his three children: Anna Beetham Goldenberg (Edward), Diane L. Beetham, and Darby L. Beetham (Ann), along with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Originally from Fanwood, N.J.and later, San Rafael, Calif., he was most at home on his sailboat wherever he was traveling. Always the adventurer, his sailing exploits took him up and down the West Coast, through the Panama Canal and throughout the Caribbean and to New Zealand. When he wasn’t sailing or diving, Darby worked for Systems Development Corporation and AAA.
He was proud of his military service during the Korean War Era and retired as a Captain with the US Air Force.
He was laid to rest alongside his wife, Jean Anna Beetham, in a private ceremony in Fairview Cemetery, Westfield, N.J.