Born December 9th, 1953 to parents Joseph & Mildred Beitz, Thomas Frank Beitz spent his early, middle, and late years on the highest peak of Cinnaminson. As a student of Cinnaminson High School’s class of 1972, an initial interest in chemistry kindled his passion for photography, leading him to the U.S. Navy where he honed his abilities aboard the U.S.S. John F. Kennedy (1972-1975).
Knowing the well-beaten path doesn’t always make the right road, he set his own course in life. Photography suited him well, as he had a unique way of bringing out the best in people. From aerial photography in the Navy, to running his own business in Philadelphia, Riverside, and Cinnaminson, the thousands of pictures he took brought him close to the lives of many different people. His interests were just as widespread, finding joy in camping, boating, firearms, and motorcycling. And not one to shy from the spotlight, he was often found at the helm of the many groups in which he took part. Tom played many roles in addition to being a loving husband, father, and friend, fitting them all tightly under one hat.
Tom is survived by his wife, Cynthia Curran-Beitz of Cinnaminson, his daughter Cindy Beitz of Maple Shade, and his son Tim Beitz of Philadelphia. He was 59 and a half years old.
Come celebrate Tom’s life on Monday from 10 AM at the Sweeney Funeral Home, Riverside, where the service will be at 1 PM. Burial will follow on Tuesday at 1 PM at Lakeview Memorial Park, Cinnaminson, which will be led with a procession starting at 12:30 PM at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to Operation Yellow Ribbon of South Jersey, PO Box 43 Marlton, NJ 08053.