Allison Marie Beal
Allison Marie Beal, of Media, died July 20, 2018, of a sudden illness at her home, the day of her 39th birthday. Born in Ellsworth, Maine, she was a daughter of Barbara (Kasnic) Beal and Leon E. Beal Jr., of Macungie.
She packed a tremendous amount into her 39 years. After discovering a passion for acting in high school, she went on to get her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Emerson College and then moved to Los Angeles to act and model. Her life changed course from acting to substance abuse counseling and she received a master’s degree from Nova Southeastern University, practicing in eastern Pennsylvania for the past seven years.
In between career stops, she campaigned tirelessly for marriage equality, fought for animal rights with PETA, collected and distributed needy cats, ran with pitbulls at Providence Animal Shelter, completed an ultra marathon in Costa Rica, roped reluctant friends into triathalons, tried every form of yoga imaginable, traveled to South Africa solo and journeyed to India to celebrate her remarkable achievement of 10 years of sobriety.
She is survived by her parents; twin sister, Amy and her husband Brian McCormick, of Coopersburg; brother, Scott and his wife Leigh, of Pelham, N.Y.; nephews, Henry Beal and Graham McCormick; countless relatives, friends and colleagues.
Contributions may be made to Providence Animal Center, 555 Sandy Bank Road, Media, 19063.
Arrangements were made by the Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Homes, Allentown.