M. Beach Stover of Jacksonville passed away at the Rochester General Hospital on Wednesday, November 6, 2002 at the age of 80.

Born on July 5, 1922 in Ithaca, Beach was the son of Howard A. and Alice Wheeler Stover.

Following his graduation in 1941, from the Trumansburg High School, Beach began establishing his farm in the Jacksonville area. Over the years he was joined by his wife Catherine Burns and their children, Ann and Budd in the operation of the expanded Cliff Side Farms as well as a saw mill and Stover Lumber. The hours devoted to these successful endeavors were many but for Beach, it was a true labor of love. He also enjoyed traveling, hunting and fishing.

Beach is survived by his devoted wife, of 50 years, Catherine Burns Stover; a daughter, Ann E. Stover of Jacksonville and a son M. Budd Stover of Jacksonville.

Services will be held at the Jacksonville Community United Methodist Church on Sunday, November 10, 2002 at 2:00 pm with the Rev. Arthur Fellows officiating. Committal prayers, at the Grove Cemetery will be private.

The family will be present to receive their friends, in the Church Hall, immediately following the services.

The family has entrusted arrangements to the Ness-Sibley Funeral Home, 23 South St, Trumansburg.

For more information please contact the funeral home at 1-888-534-5446.

Page submitted by: Joseph L. Sibley, Director