William Carl Beck
January 7, 1948 September 30, 2021
William Carl Beck, 73, of West Loop, rural Hollidaysburg, passed away, Thursday morning, September 30, 2021, at Pittsburgh VA Medical Center, following a two year battle with colon cancer.
He was born in Roaring Spring, son of the late Floyd L. and Ruth E. (Raible) Beck. On November 16, 1970 he married Linda M. McCleary in Winchester, VA.
Surviving are his beloved wife of 50 years; a son, Matthew R. Beck of West Loop; four special grandchildren: Jade, Ellie, Dane and Ziley; a sister, Joanne Harris (Jim) of Warrenton, VA; a brother, Robert L. Beck of rural Duncansville; a special son, David Troxell III of Tyrone; and his pet cat, Angus.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Sandra K. Creamer; and two brothers: Raymond L. Beck and Richard C. Beck.
Bill was 1965 graduate of Hollidaysburg Area High School. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War serving with the 3rd Marine Artillery/155 during The Tet Offensive in 1968. Bill later retired in January of 2008 with the rank of Staff Sergeant from the Army National Guard, where he served with Company C, Second Battalion, 112th Infantry Division.
He retired as a truck driver from A. Duie Pyle Trucking, Duncansville, after driving truck for almost forty years. Bill was a life member of VFW Post 7689, Roaring Spring and a member of the American Legion Post 516, Hollidaysburg.
Bill attended West Loop Missionary Church, rural Hollidaysburg. He loved animals and spending time with his family. Bill also enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating at Raystown and watching the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Penguins and Penn State Football.
Friends will be received from 5-8pm, Monday, October 4, 2021 at the West Loop Missionary Church and from 10 until the 11am funeral service with full military honors, Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at the church, Pastor Dave Foor officiating. Arrangements are by John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Martinsburg.
Memorial contributions in memory of Bill may be given to Mending Hearts Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 97, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648.
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