Guilderland-Ellen T. Beach passed away October 15, 2020 after a long courageous battle with cancer.
She was born October 17, 1942 in Bronx, NY to the late Madeline and Jerome Gallub, who she loved dearly.
She was a devoted daughter and wife and a loving and supportive mother, grandmother and sister.
Ellen, in her working days managed Honingsbaums in Stuyvesant Plaza, and went on after they closed to learn new skills and worked as a receptionist. She was an avid sports fan, she enjoyed bowling and especially loved/hated watching the NY Yankees and NY Giants. Ellen loved to travel to Florida to visit her siblings and enjoy the warmth and sunshine. She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and friends from the gym. Ellen enjoyed reading, she devoured books, and chit chatting with just about anyone. The perseverance and fight she showed over the past 6 years, battling her disease to the end was astonishing.
She is predeceased by her sister Toby Hartley.
Ellen is survived by her husband Donald Beach, 3 children Jim Beach, Donna (David) Wissenbach and Lynn (Steve) Ellis, 8 grandchildren Gregory, Monica, Brandon, Zachary, Chelsea, Ryan, Mason and Owen as well as 2 brothers Phil and Steve Gallub.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, October 22, 2020 from 10am-12pm at New Comer Cremations & Funerals, 343 New Karner Rd., Albany, NY 12205. A funeral service will begin at 12pm. Graveside services will be private.
Gathering size, within our chapels will be based on the most current NYS occupancy requirements.
Masks are required, and social distancing is to be observed inside and outside of our chapels.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Hope Lodge - NYC, 132 W 32nd Street, New York, NY 10001 or at https://www.cancer.org/treatment/support-programs-and-services/patient-lodging/hope-lodge/new-york-city/about-our-facility.html
Please note the donation is to benefit the NYC Lodge, who provided Ellen and her daughters great support and service.