Jacob H. Beck, 84, of Waymart passed away Friday evening, July 10, 2020 at Wayne Woodlands Manor, after an illness. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 62 years, Catherine (Rathburn) Beck in 2019. They were married on May 25, 1957.
Born August 6, 1935 in Queens, New York, he was the son of the late Andrew and Bertha (Howe) Beck.
Jacob was a devout and faithful Catholic; he loved St. Mary’s Church where he was an avid member and supporter. Jacob & Catherine were well known for their creativity which was displayed in their business, Katie’s Crafts. Jacob was a wholesale bakery distributor, and was the first person to bring Martin’s Rolls to the local area. Above all, Jacob loved his family more than anything. He will be greatly missed.
He is survived by three children: Carmen Gonzalez and her husband Jose of Duryea, Michael Beck of Waymart, and Minerva Barrett and her husband Jim of Clarks Summit; five grandchildren: Katie Kenney and her husband Correy, Erin, Jennifer, Tyler, and James Barrett; and two great-grandchildren: Andy and Eli.
Jacob was also preceded in death by his sister and brothers: Barbara Baldwin, Arthur Storch, Andrew Beck and Harry Beck.
Following cremation, a Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 10:00 AM in St. Mary’s Church, 242 Carbondale Rd. Waymart, PA. All attending are asked to go directly to the church.
Interment will follow in The Waymart Cemetery at Canaan Corners on Tuesday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Jacob's memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Research, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105, 1-800-805-5856, www.stjude.org/donate
Arrangements by Jenkins-Howell Funeral Home, Inc. Edward Howell, Funeral Director, 269 Belmont St. Waymart, PA 18472. www.JenkinsHowellFuneralHome.com