Andrew John Beekman
Andrew John Beekman, 64, of Mayfield, NY, passed away September 15, 2020, after months of declining health.
Andy was born in Gloversville, NY on September 1, 1956. He was a Renaissance man with many different interests and talents. A nature lover, he enjoyed fishing, mudding, camping, cookouts and country living. He also trained and raised Rottweilers. He was a dreamer, practiced meditation and often wrote poetry. Andy had a way with people, always making others smile and never turned down an opportunity to help someone. He was Santa’s Helper for over 18 years at various public events and for holidays with his family.
Andy was predeceased by his mother, Shirley Beekman. He leaves behind to cherish his memory a sister, Sandy Beekman (Cindy) of Reno, NV; sons, Joseph (Susan) Beekman, Andrew Beekman Jr. and Justin Beekman of Johnstown, NY; daughters, Georgeann Atwood (Chris) and Robin Beekman (Sha) of Johnstown, NY; grandchildren include Ashley Beekman, Jordan Beekman, Sarah Beekman, Torrey Beekman, Caleb Bunzey, Devon Beekman, Emily Rose, Raven Hendrix, Breanna Beekman, Angelina Atwood, Isabella Beekman. He will be sorely missed by his great-grandchildren, Davian and Skyilar Matteson; and beloved niece, Bailey Beekman. In addition, he is also survived by five stepchildren; and eight grandchildren from a previous marriage, all whom had a tremendous impact on his life.
A visitation for Andy will be on Sunday, September 20, 2020, between 2 and 4 p.m. at A.G. Cole Funeral Home Inc., 215 E. Main Street, Johnstown, NY 12095. His funeral will follow immediately at 4 p.m. All family and friends are invited and encouraged to attend.
A celebration of his life will be held in his honor from 6 to 10 p.m. at Sir William Johnson Volunteer Fire Company, 102 County Road 131, Johnstown, NY.
Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting our website at www.agcolefuneralhome.com.