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Robert "Bob" Beck

October 2, 1950 - February 19, 2014

Burial Date February 19, 2014

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Robert “Bob” Beck, age 63, a lifelong resident of Scranton, died Wednesday afternoon at Riverside Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Taylor. He is survived by his beloved wife, Tricia Roche Beck. Wed on July 14, 1984, the couple were married for 29 years.
Born on October 2, 1950, son of the late George and Loretta Burke Beck, Bob graduated from the former St. Patrick’s High School before earning his Bachelors Degree from the University of Scranton. For 32 years prior to his retirement, Bob worked for General Dynamics, both as a machinist and in the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) where he had served as a drug and alcohol counselor, helping to mentor countless people throughout the years. A proud member of the friends of Bill W. for 26 years, he had also served as a substance abuse counselor under Judge Michael J. Barrasse. He was an avid fisherman who also enjoyed photography. A U.S. veteran, he was honorably discharged from the Air Force.
Bob was a kind, loving man with an amazing gift of making everyone he came in contact with feel like family. He will be extremely missed.
He is also survived by his daughter, Londyn; his brothers, George Beck and wife Yvonne of Aquia Harbour, Virginia, and Gerald Beck and wife Arlene of Lake Ariel; his sister, Marsha Beck of Scranton; his adored granddaughter, Dovi; his goddaughters, Lisa Jones and Sydney Frazier; a godson, Alan Jones; and many nieces and nephews.
His family would like to express their appreciation to all of the family, friends and Riverside staff who have showed them immense love and tremendous support throughout Bob’s illness.
A Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for Monday at 10:00AM in St. Patrick’s Church, 1403 Jackson Street in Scranton, to be celebrated by Rev. Stephen Krawontka, Associate Pastor. Those wishing to attend the funeral are asked to go directly to the church.
Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Sunday from 6-9:00PM in the Kevin K. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 125 North Main Avenue, Scranton.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Bob’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC, 20090.