James "Jimmy" Beaumont, age 76, died unexpectedly October 7, 2017, at UPMC McKeesport. Born on October 21, 1940 in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late Charles and Kathryn (Blank) Beaumont and the husband of Ann Carol (Tate) Beaumont.
Jimmy was the lead singer and music composer of the legendary Pittsburgh music group the Skyliners. In 1958, Jimmy Beaumont and the Skyliners became active on the music scene, and were best known for their 1959 hit "Since I Don't Have You." They also hit the Top 40 music charts with "This I Swear" and "Pennies From Heaven," as well as many other recordings.
Jimmy Beaumont and the Skyliners continued to entertain with their distinct harmonies up until present day. The Skyliners were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2002, and the Pittsburgh Rock'N Roll Legends Award was presented in 2016. Jimmy touched the heart and soul of many generations with his gift of music and he will be deeply missed by all.
In addition to his wife, Ann Carol, he is survived by his children, Stacey (Keith) Schork of White Oak, and Christina (Scott) Shank of Penn Twp.; grandchildren, Caleb and McKenna Schork, Brandyn, Evyn and Ethyn Shank; as well as many nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received at the Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, from 2 - 9 p.m. and Thursday, October 12, 2017, from 2 - 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, October 13, 2017, 10 a.m., at Corpus Christi Church, Fr. Steve Palsa will be the celebrant. Committal will follow in New St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, a charity that was dear to his heart.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.
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Originally published October 09, 2017.