William F. “Bill” Beish, 62, of Kennedy passed away Monday (May 10, 2021) in UPMC Chautauqua. A lifelong area resident he was born January 18, 1959 in Jamestown, the son of the late Ardell Beish and Bonnie Wakefield Beish. Bill was a graduate of Falconer High School and prior to retirement was employed by Ellison Bronze. He enjoyed music, playing the drums and was a member of several local bands. Bill also enjoyed the outdoors and camping. Surviving are three sisters: Kathy (Greg) Putnam, Debra (Larry) Nelson, Jody (Steven) Orlando; a brother Daniel Beish; a half-brother Christopher (Tammy) Temple; his wife Lorrie Beish, a step daughter Toni Fargo; five nephews: Eric Putnam, Erin Putnam, Steven Orlando, Andrew Beish, Derek Nelson; three nieces: Diandra Morgan, Lindsey Stenger, Lauren Bubnash and several close friends. He was preceded in death by his father Ardell Beish in 2005 and his mother Bonnie Beish in 2009. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Falconer Funeral Home. Rev. Doug Penhollow pastor of Jamestown Community Chapel will officiate. Burial will be in Valley View Cemetery, Ellington. Friends will be received by the family from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Memorials may be donated to a charity of one’s choice.