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John L. Beckner, age 90, born in Roanoke VA, November 8, 1922, to Carl and Mamie Beckner, died April 3, 2013, in West Palm Beach, FL. He joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1941. He served in the US Navy from 1943-1946 serving aboard the USS Dixie and returned to the FBI headquarters in Washington where he worked for nearly 40 years. He married Mary Maple on April 7, 1947 and was a wonderful father to their six children: John, Michael who preceded him in death, David (Deborah), Donna Lavery (Randy), Greg (Jeri) and Kenneth (Diane). He has seven grandchildren, Karen, Anna, Michael, John, Isaac, Chandler, and Autumn, three great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers and sisters. A celebration of life mass will be celebrated at Our Lady Queen of the Apostles Catholic Church, 100 Crestwood Blvd., Royal Palm Beach, FL on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. Interment at South Florida National on Monday, April 8, 2013 at 10:45 A.M.

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Published in The Palm Beach Post from Apr. 5 to Apr. 7, 2013
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