Born in Hornell on February 18, 1970, he was the son of Harold & Marilyn “Virginia” (Borden) Beecher.
Mike grew up in Canaseraga, NY and was a graduate of Canaseraga Central School (class of 1988). He was a veteran of the US Army, serving his country from 1988 – 1990.
For the past 12 years, Mike was employed at Gunlocke Corporation in Wayland in various capacities, most recently as an upholsterer.
He was an avid Denver Broncos fan and especially enjoyed rooting for his favorite player, John Elway. He also enjoyed NASCAR with his favorite driver being Kyle Buisch. Mike also liked hunting, bowling and working on cars. His true love was for his family, especially his children.Mike was preceded in death by his parents, Harold & Virginia Beecher; his brother, Mark Beecher; and his nephew, A.J..
He was married on January 11, 1992 to the former Heidi Larson who survives. Also surviving are his children, Joshua Beecher and Shelby Jane Beecher; 3 brothers, Bill Beecher of Hornell, Paul (Linda) Beecher of Indiana and Greg Beecher of Canaseraga; 2 sisters, Janette (Bob) Smith of Painted Post and Carol (Philip) Prigmore of Alfred; several nieces & nephews.
The family of Michael J. “Mike” Beecher will receive friends on Friday from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY where funeral & committal services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday with Pastor Mike Gallant officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Canaseraga.
Mike’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Shelby Beecher Trust Fund, C/O Joyce Larson, PO Box 33, Arkport, NY 14807. Memorial forms will be available at the Dagon Funeral Home.
In honor of Mike’s service to his country by serving in the US Army, the American Flag at the Dagon Funeral Home will be flown at half-staff.