What do you know about Peter Beal, a furniture maker and designer who died in 2015 at the age of 67?
Obituary: Peter Beal
Beal, Peter 12/21/1947 - 2/16/2015 Ypsilanti Peter Williams Beal died on February 16, 2015 in Ypsilanti, MI at the age of 67 due to sudden health complications. Peter was born on December 21, 1947 in Montevideo, Uruguay to Williams Beal, a foreign service officer, and Ann Robinson Beal. From there he moved with his family across South America and Portugal until attending Cranbrook School in Bloomfield, MI. He graduated Antioch College in 1970 with a Bachelors of Arts degree. Moving to Ann Arbor, MI after graduation eventually lead him to establish a business as a custom cabinetry designer. In addition, he began teaching woodworking at Washtenaw Community College in 2004. Peter's intelligence, originality and attention to detail showed through in his work and encouraged others. Peter's daughter, Anna Forringer-Beal; wife, Mary Beal; sister and brother-in-law, Susan and Jack Lass; brother, Timothy Beal; parents, Williams and Ann Beal, and other friends and family will always love and remember him. In place of flowers, honor Peter's memory with a donation to the Washtenaw Alano Club. The link to donate is washtenawalanoclub.org. Please mark his name in the Additional Comments section so we can thank you. A public viewing will be held from 5-8pm on Sunday, February 22nd at the Nie Family Funeral Home, 2400 Carpenter Rd., Ann Arbor, MI. The funeral service will be at 11am on Monday, February 23rd at St. Pauls Lutheran Church on Liberty Street followed by a small reception. www.niefuneralhomes.com
Timeline: Peter Beal
21 May 2007. Teeter Talk with Homeless Dave. Peter Beal talks to Dave Askins about 1960 South Maple Road. (Internet Archive).