George A. Beck Sr., 87, of Butler passed away Wednesday at the Hospice Unit of the VA Butler Healthcare.
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Born in Butler on Oct. 30, 1926, he was the son of the late Aloysius P. and Agatha Binder Beck.
He was employed for 42 years as a pipe fitter at Butler Armco. He retired in 1988.
A World War II veteran, he served in the U.S. Army.
Active in the Boy Scouts, he received the St. George Award for Scouting and the Distinguished Service Award for Scouting. He also served as chairman of the Boy Scout Committee at the St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, Butler.
He was a member of the St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, where he served as an usher.
He belonged to the Knights of Columbus and he was a Life Member of VFW Post 249 of Butler.
He is survived by his wife, Wanda M. Matson Beck, to whom he was married for 68 years; his two sons, Thomas G. Beck of Canfield, Ohio, and George A. Beck Jr. and his wife, Susan K., of Mt. Prospect, Ill.; his three daughters, Kathleen Lewis and her husband, Raymond, of Church Hill, Md., Jean Young and her husband, Jeffrey, of Bowie, Md., and Lori Ann Rodean and her husband, William, of Sykesville, Md. He is also survived by his 12 grandchildren; his 10 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends.
He was preceded in death by his four brothers and five sisters.
Beck - The friends of George A. Beck Sr., who passed away Wednesday, June 18, 2014, will be received in the Martin Funeral Home, 429 Center Ave., Butler, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Saturday at the St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, 128 N. McKean St., Butler. Burial will take place in Calvary Cemetery.
Members of the St. Paul Catholic Women and Christian Mothers will meet at 12:35 p.m. Saturday at the church to recite the rosary.
The Beck family wishes to thank the staff of the Hospice Unit of the VA Butler Healthcare for their excellent care during George's brief illness.
For more information, please visit www.martinfh.net.
Martin Funeral Home
429 Center Ave Butler, PA 16001
Published in Butler Eagle on June 19, 2014