Howard Grover Beaufait

May 6, 1940March 25, 2021

Howard “Howie” Grover Beaufait, age 80, of Canton, OH, passed away peacefully, on Thursday, March 25, 2021. Born in Cleveland, OH, to the late Howard and Hazel (Krauss) Beaufait, he was a graduate of Cleveland Heights High School and attended Ohio University. Howie was a United States Air Force veteran. He began his career at Ohio Valley Insurance Company in Cleveland, OH, and moved to Canton, OH, working for Chesterfield Insurance Companies before retiring as President and owner in 1998.

Howie is survived by his beloved wife of 55 years, Joan (Heitkamp) Beaufait; his son, Greg (Lisa) and their children, Brett and Ryan of Canton, OH; daughter, Nicole (Scott) Daugherty and their children, Alexandra and Kendall of Charlotte, NC; and son, Eric (Megan) and their children, Charlie and Maggie of Easton, MD; and many nieces and nephews. Howie was preceded in death by his sisters and brothers-in-law, Elaine (Merle) Owen and Jan (Al) Corso.

Howie enjoyed life to the fullest and had many hobbies including sailing, skiing, and golfing, but his greatest pleasure was traveling and spending time with his family and friends. He was extremely generous and never hesitated to help anyone in need.

The family would like to thank the staff at the Inn at Belden Village, Mercy Medical Hospice, and personal caregivers, Deb, Shannon, and Debbie.

There will be a service at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman, OH on April 16, 2021 at 10:00am. The family will have a celebration of Howie’s life on June 19th from 12:00-4:00pm at Glenmoor Country Club. All friends and family are welcome.

Howie lived courageously with Alzheimer’s for ten years. The family asks that in the spirit of “Howie’s Heroes”, donations be made to the Greater East Ohio chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Donations may be made online through or sent to 408 9th Street SW, Suite 3400, Canton, OH 44707. Arrangements under the direction of Karlo-Libby Funeral Home.


16 April

Graveside Service

10:00 am

Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery

10175 Rawiga Road
Rittman, OH 44270

19 June

Celebration of Life

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Glenmoor Country Club

4191 Glenmoor Road NW
Canton, OH 44718


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Georgeanne Foradas Katsuleas

April 3, 2021

Joan, my deepest sympathies to you and your family on Howie's passing. What a handsome and accomplished man he was. I am sure you find comfort knowing he is resting now in a place of peace without suffering. May his memory be eternal. I am sure you will both be missed at The Inn.

Debbie Vanckunas

March 29, 2021

Sincerest sympathy from your neighbor on St. Augustine.