James Leonard Beck
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James Leonard Beck
  • June 20, 1953 - January 3, 2018
  • Tucson, Arizona

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James passed away on Jan 3, 2018 in Tucson , AZ. His passing was sudden and starling and he will be missed by all. Born June 20,1953 in Butler , PA , he was the son of Paul John and Vivian Helen Rose Beck. Jim was of the catholic faith. Jim was the parts manager for CarMax. Jim enjoyed racing stock cars and working on any cars. He was avid Steelers fan. He was cubmaster for Center Township in the 1980's.
Jim graduated from Butler Senior High School in 1972 and went into the Air Force immediately , he was a Vietnam Veteran , he also served in the Army reserves and Air National Guard . He is survived by his wife Nola, they were married on April 19,1975, his 3 sons Eric ( Daniela), Shad and Joel , his mother - in -law Louise Hiltz , 3 grandchildren Nicholas , Cheyenne and Landon all of Tucson , AZ.3 sisters Agnes Grabowski, Ruth (Dwight) Roberts of Butler, PA. Eileen Brandt of Mars, PA 1Brother Frank Beck of Sarasota, FL and 1 brother-in-law Reno Calabrese of Islip Terrace, NY and many cousins , nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents , he was preceded in death by his sister Margie Calabrese , Brother Paul Beck, Father in-law Albert Hiltz,2 brother-in laws Patrick Grabowski and Wilbert Brandt. He will be interred at the AZ Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Marana, Az .