INGLESIDE – James A. Beake, 65, of Ingleside, passed away peacefully in his sleep Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013.
He was born in Chicago on March 12, 1948, to the late Richard and Lorraine (nee Dost) Beake. James was a Vietnam War
veteran, having served proudly in the United States Army
Special Forces in Airborne Long Range Patrol (LPR) 51st Infantry F Company. He was an Airborne Ranger 75th PCo. More recently, he worked for the Illinois Tollway for 25 years.
James is survived by Marcia Beake, his wife of 37 years; his children, Shaw (Bryan) Pickens, Darcie (Bill) Addis and Rich Beake; his grandchildren, Lauren, Zakk, Sydney, Ben and Chase; and his brothers, Curtis (Ed) Beake and Clinton (Dan) Beake.
Friends of the family may join them for a memorial visitation from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Oct. 11, at Strang Funeral Chapel, 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, with the memorial service commencing at noon. Interment will be private.
For information, call the funeral home at 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.