Celebrating the Life of Dr. Bert B. Beach

Celebrating the Life of Dr. Bert B. Beach

A memorial service will be held for Bert Beverly Beach at 2:00 p.m. on January 29, 2023. Dr. Beach passed away peacefully in his home in Silver Spring in mid-December 2022, following a lifetime of service to the Seventh-day Adventist movement.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Beach Lectureship at Séminaire Adventiste du Salève, in Bert’s honor. The instructions for donation are below.

Memorial Service Livestream

Download the Order of Service for the Memorial (PDF, 483 kb)

Remembering Dr. Beach

Dr. Beach was heralded as a pioneer and statesman of the Advent movement. The Adventist Review published a story in December chronicling Dr. Beach’s life and achievements. He is survived by his wife, Eliane Beach; children, Danielle Beach and Michèle Beach; sister, Colette Witt; grandchildren, Philippe Beach Evers, Adriane Rapp, Emma Izzo and Alyssa Izzo; niece Alexandra Witt; nephews David Cotton and Walter Witt; and great-grandchildren Lawson and Oliver Rapp.

Information Regarding ‘In Memoriam’ Donations for Dr. Bert Beach

The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, a donation be given to a project Bert held dear to his heart: a wish to further human rights and religious liberty through the Beach Lectureship established at the Collonges Adventist University in France.

Donors in the United States wishing to get a tax deduction must send a check with the following information:

Please note the check: Beach Lectureship, Collonges Adventist University in France

Checks should be made payable to: General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists

Checks should be mailed to the attention of:

Planned Giving & Trust Services Department
12501 Old Columbia Pike
Silver Spring, MD 20904-6601

Again, please note that “Beach Lectureship” must be written on check.

Electronic checks are also accepted, however, we ask that you contact Dennis Carlson to confirm the amount so he can follow up on the transfer and ensure it’s directed to the right fund.

Bank of America
Account: 446026611309
Routing: 052001633
Account name: General Conference Corporation of Seventh-day Adventists GC Money Fund,
Address: 12501 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, MD 20904-6601

Have Questions?

Questions about this process can be directed to Dennis Carlson at the General Conference at CarlsonD@gc.adventist.org or 240-393-8567.