Craig James Beck, age 42, was found deceased at his residence, 16311 State Highway # 86, Saegertown, PA on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 where he had resided since September. He lived most of his life in the Cambridge Springs area except while being stationed in Charleston, SC during his military service. Born on June 3, 1969 in Meadville, PA, he was the son of James Edward Beck and Virginia Lee Ann Drake Beck.
Craig was a graduate of both Cambridge Springs High School and Crawford County Vo-Tech School in 1987. He worked in the tool and die industry for French Creek Valley Tool & Die and for Beck Tool & Die before entering the US Air Force in 1992 where he served his country for six years. After his discharge he worked at several jobs in the area
In Craig’s free time, he enjoyed hunting and fishing and camping. He particularly enjoyed spending time with his nieces and nephews.
Family members surviving Craig in addition to his mother and father – James and Virginia Drake Beck of Cambridge Springs; and his grandmother – Mildred Grace Merritt of Venango
are three sisters – Stephanie Ann Beck-Flowers of Erie; Kimberly Ann Gorton and her husband, William of Cambridge Springs; and Carrie Ann Schenk and her husband, Daniel of Cambridge Springs; also nieces and nephews – Brevin, Breya, and Kamryn Flowers; Joshua, Preston, and Alyssa Gorton; and Corbin and Juliann Schenk together with many cousins, aunts, and uncles.
Friends may call at the Van Matre Family Funeral Home in Cambridge Springs on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9. Vigil prayer services will be held at 8:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Anthony of Padua in Cambridge Springs on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend David Poulson pastor of the Church officiating. Interment will be in St. James Cemetery, Crossingville.