Kenneth Warren Beck
HARTFIELD — Ken-neth Warren Beck, 71, of Hartfield, passed away at his home unexpectedly on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021.
He was born May 25, 1949, in New Kensington, Pa., the son of the late Wil-mer Beck and Margaret Ev-erheart.
Ken attended Mayville and Sherman Central Schools. He retired from the auto industry as a car detailer for Hartley Buick in Jamestown, N.Y., where he worked for over 30 years. In earlier years he had worked as an auxiliary police officer with the Westfield Police Depart-ment and had previously been a member of the Hart-field Fire Department.
He cherished every mo-ment spent with his family, and filled his home with love and laughter. Ken also loved to put the “Beck” fingerprint on every car or truck he owned, by adding extras and making them shine.
He also loved model cars and trains, fifties Rock n’ Roll, studying history, col-lecting old license plates, snowmobiling, demolition derby, Coon Road Speed-way, and driving field cars.
Ken is survived by his loving wife, Shirley Ann Schrader Beck, whom he married Nov, 12, 1983: two sons: Chad (Stephanie) Beck of Sheridan, and Chase Beck of Hartfield, N.Y.; one sister, Peggy (Butch) Cole; one step-brother, Bob Beck of New Kensington, Pa., and a nephew, Ricky Schrader of Ripley, N.Y.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Bill Beck; and several aunts and uncles.
There will be no services observed. A private cele-bration of life will be held at the convenience of the family.
Memorial donations can be made to the Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue (7540 N. Gale Street, Westfield, NY 14787), or the Chautauqua County Humane Society (2825 Strunk Road, Jamestown, NY 14701).
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