OBITUARY

Harley Robert Beck, Jr.

August 2, 1928March 12, 2018
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Harley Robert Beck, Jr., 89, of Newport News, passed away on March 12, 2018. Harley retired as a Master Sergeant after a 20-year career in the US Air Force, which included flying 50 missions as a gunner during the Korean War for which he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. Afterwards, he built the successful Karpetcare business in Williamsburg. He was a member of St. Bede Catholic Church. His wife of 56 years, Agnes Beck and daughter, Lynda Farrell, precede him in death. Those left to cherish his memory are four children, Morgaine Mary Beck and her husband, Derek Sutton, Susan Szczepaniec and her husband Art, Julie Magruder and her husband David, and Stephen Beck and his wife Beverly; as well as 11 grandchildren, Kara Szczepaniec, Matthew Szczepaniec, Lindsay Potts, Ashley Kulbacki, Christian Magruder, April Foster, Austin Magruder, Nolan Farrell, Logan Farrell, Colton Beck and Kelsey Daswal; as well as 11 great grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8:00 p.m. March 18 at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Rd., Williamsburg, VA. A mass of the Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 19 at St. Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Rd., Williamsburg, VA. Interment will take place at Williamsburg Memorial Park, 130 King William Dr., Williamsburg, VA, following the service. Online condolences may be offered at www.nelsencares.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Harley's wife of 56 years, Agnes Beck and daughter, Lynda Farrell, precede him in death. Those left to cherish his memory are four children, Morgaine Mary Beck and her husband, Derek Sutton, Susan Szczepaniec and her husband Art, Julie Magruder and her husband David, and Stephen Beck and his wife Beverly; as well as 11 grandchildren, Kara Szczepaniec, Matthew Szczepaniec, Lindsay Potts, Ashley Kulbacki, Christian Magruder, April Foster, Austin Magruder, Nolan Farrell, Logan Farrell, Colton Beck and Kelsey Daswal; as well as 11 great grandchildren.

Services

  • Gathering of Family & Friends Sunday, March 18, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, March 19, 2018
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Harley Robert Beck, Jr.

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C. Belvey

March 20, 2018

To the family of Mr Beck. I'm very sorry to hear about your great loss. Not many of us can say we have a family member who has lived such a long life. At ( 1 Corinthians 15:26) we are reassured that the last enemy death is to be brought to nothing.

Dan and Cathy Davis

March 16, 2018

Dear Cousins....We want you to know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers during this sad time, and in the months and years ahead. Uncle Bob was a special, handsome and brave man...and you were lucky enough to call him your Dad. I know that Aunt Sis and Uncle Bob are once again in each other's arms, and happy again together in God's loving arms. May the good times and happy memories sustain you in your grief. We are so sorry for your loss. Love, Dan and Cathy

Brenda Hall

March 15, 2018

So sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Love to all

Pam & Vic Desruisseaux

March 14, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this sad time. Continue to be the beautiful family you are and celebrate the life of a wonderful man who was loved so very much. Cherish the memories and find comfort knowing Mom and Dad are reunited for eternity. With love and blessings always.

Susan Dure

March 14, 2018

Heartfelt condolences to the entire Beck family. May you find comfort in the many memories. With much love and warm hugs, Cousin Susan and Joel Duré.

Growing up in the Welter family, it was always "Uncle Bob and Aunt Sis". We never referred to one without the other. I find comfort in knowing that they are together...truly forever. I love you my Cousins, from Susan

Carolyn Smith

March 14, 2018

Although I did not know your father, I can see what a great man he was from your photos and videos. My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. Much love and comfort to you. Sincerely, Carolyn

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