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Franklin J. “Red” Beam, 82, of N. 13th Street, died Aug. 19 at 8:15 p.m. at Laureldale Manorcare, Muhlenberg Township. He was the husband of Carrie B. (Breidegam) Beam. Born in Reading, he was a son of the late Efriam and Sarah (Undheim) Beam. He was employed as a printer for 52 years at Reading Eagle Company until his retirement in 1998. Beam was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Reading. Beam is also survived by two daughters, Nancy K. (Beam) Gresh, Shillington, and Susan D. (Beam) Waradzin, Reading; a son Gregory S., Reading. There are four grandchildren. Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. in Whelan Schwartz Funeral Home Inc. Burial will be in Charles Evans Cemetery.

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