Jonathan Beam , 48 a resident of Grayslake, passed away Thursday, January 19, 2017. He was born November 11, 1968, in Mobile, Al to Fred and Johnnie Beam. Jonathan was an employee for Omnicell for over 20 years. He loved his dogs and was a member of the Little Fort Kennel Club in Waukegan. Jonathan is survived by his wife of 11 years, Lynda, his mother Johnnie Beam, his sister Kathy (Stephen) Peeples, and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews. He was preceded in death by his father. The family is having a party to honor Jonathan at a later date. Interment will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Midwest Shiba Inu Rescue www.shibarescue.org. For more information please contact Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium at (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.
I am deeply saddened by the news of Jonathan’s passing. Saddened, because it hits very close to me personally and the reality that life can change in the blink of eye. When I did my round of interviews before I was hired at Omnicell, I could sense that Jonathan was special. And, when I did my technical training with him, I confirmed that I was right about him. Jonathan was very intelligent with a dry sense of humor and he knew Omnicell probably better than Omnicell knows Omnicell. While learning my technical training with Jonathan, I gave him the nickname of “The Professor” to which he said “Don’t be absurd”. What I especially admired about Jonathan was his intellect, his sense of humor and the fact that you could ask him a question anytime and he would not make you feel that you were beneath him. He will be greatly missed. Prayers for his family. GODSPEED Professor. GODSPEED.
Thank you Mark, I find myself feeling very close to Omnicell now as they are the people (other than immediate family) that knew him best.
Jonathan you were a good man who loved my sister. I am grateful for all the happiness you shared with her. We are still in shock at your sudden departure. We miss you and we will always remember you.
Jonathan, I’m still so in shock, I can’t even describe it. I know how much you loved my sister, and how much she loved (and still loves) you. I have never seen a happier lovey-dovey couple. It was truly beautiful to see. You loved and truly lived your life. You died doing something you loved. I will never be able to do a run again without thinking of you.
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