The Reverend Richard R. Beatty, 67, of East Franklin Township, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, after a brief battle with cancer.
Born March 24, 1946, in North Buffalo Township, he was a son of the late Ralph James and Emma Mae (Heilman) Beatty.
He was a 1964 graduate of Ford City High School, and attended Lee College in Cleveland, TN. He earned his master’s degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY, and was ordained in May of 1981 with General Council of the Assemblies of God.
Rev. Beatty was the current pastor of Cornerstone Assembly of God, West Kittanning, and was president of the Kittanning Ministerial Association.
He loved keeping up with friendships and political statistics, and enjoyed reading and going for walks.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn (Crone) MacLeod Beatty, whom he married June 12, 1995; an adopted daughter, Mary Margaret Beatty of Huntington, PA; and his stepchildren, Cynthia (Paul) McDonald of Columbia, MO, and Steven MacLeod of York, PA; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Colleen K. Beatty, whom he married February 25, 1977.
Friends will be received from 12 Noon until the time of his funeral service at 2 p.m., on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at Cornerstone Assembly of God, 117 Woodland Drive, Kittanning. Rev. Charles King will officiate. Private
interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Gilpin Township.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of Welch Funeral Home in Ford City.
To send an online condolence to his family, please visit www.welchfh.com.