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Thursday August 25th, 2016
4:00pm - 8:00pm

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Funeral Service

Forestville Wesleyan Church
Friday August 26th, 2016

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Thomas A Beitz

Thomas A. Beitz, 61, of South Dayton, NY entered into rest August 20, 2016

Tom founded Smart Dog Solutions, a canine behavior training service that went on to become one of Western New York’s top dog training service options. Tom authored a number of canine training books and self-help videos. He earned a Bachelor’s degree from SUNY at Buffalo and received additional training through Cornell University. Tom was certified by Triple Crown Training Academy in Texas and was a member of the IACP. He was a member of the Forestville Wesleyan Church and a former Nazarene Pastor. Tom was an avid golfer, reader and horse lover.

Loving husband to Trish Beitz (nee Buyers); cherished step-father to Sean, Jenna and Adam Lukasik; step grandfather to Emma; special uncle to Giana; son to the late Franklin and Marjorie (nee Russell) Beitz; brother to Maureen (Paul) Craver, Francis, Joseph (Ellen), John (Carole), Marjorie (Bob) Bennett, Michael and Daniel (Christine); son in law of William III and Donna Buyers; also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends may visit DiStasio – Hills Funeral Chapel 478 Route 83, South Dayton Thursday from 4PM to 8PM. A funeral service will be held Friday in Forestville Wesleyan Church 9495 Prospect Road Forestville, NY at 11:00AM.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family.


A candle was lit in memory of Thomas Beitz

The Hendrix Family Sep 5 2016 12:00 AM

Tom was a great help to our rescue dogs over the years. We will miss him. Eternal rest grant him Lord and let thy perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul rest in peace. God bless you Tom

The Hendrix Family Sep 5 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Thomas Beitz

Helen Roberts-Sweeney DVM and Elma Animal Hospital staff Aug 31 2016 12:00 AM

WNY has lost a great person and lover of dogs....he was a great resource to all of us and probably saved many "problem" dogs from being surrendered to a shelter. My deepest sympathies to his family

Helen Roberts-Sweeney DVM Aug 31 2016 12:00 AM

I knew Tom through BNI Enterprise and was always impressed with his attitude, willingness to participate and his smile as soon as you started a conversation with him. Tom, you will be missed! Rest in peace...

Barbara Schaefer Aug 27 2016 12:00 AM

I am so very very saddened to hear of Tom's passing. He was a kind, generous man, patient, warm and ready to laugh. He trained my dog and installed a fence for me, changing my life and my dog's for the better. He and his family are in my prayers.
JoEllen Kwiatek

JoEllen Kwiatek Aug 25 2016 12:00 AM

We are saddened to learn of Tom's passing. He helped our family train our yellow lab puppy, who is now 4. Tom was so down to Earth with such a gentle, calming presence. We enjoyed working with him and learning from him. We pray that God, along with your memories and the gift of Tom's love, will help you through this difficult time. May he rest in peace.
Sincerely, Renee & Bill

Renee and Bill Loewer Aug 24 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Thomas Beitz

Aunt Marian, Tom's godmother. Aug 24 2016 12:00 AM

So terribly sad to hear of Tom passing. It has been twenty years since he first worked with me and my headstrong puppy. He was always a quick phone call away for fence systems, new puppies, or to answer questions. I always looked forward to seeing him and catching up as it was like an old friend was stopping by for a visit. His kind, gentle soul will be missed by many. My sincerest condolences to Tom's family.

Becky O'Brien Aug 24 2016 12:00 AM

We are so sorry to hear about Tom's passing. He is home with his Savior and restored to perfect health. May God's peace cover you all during this difficult time.

Shannon and Sandy Volpe Aug 24 2016 12:00 AM

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