Harry Edward Beckert

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Harry Edward Beckert

Harry Edward Beckert Harry Edward Beckert, 74, of Sharon, passed away on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, in his home.
Mr. Beckert was born Nov. 5, 1943, in Pittsburgh, a son of William Earl and Ruth Marie (Atkinson) Beckert.
He was a 1961 graduate of South Hills High School, Pittsburgh, and enlisted in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany. Following his honorable discharge, Harry worked in carpet installation. He was later employed by Wheatland Tube, and the city of Sharon, before ultimately retiring from Erme's Distributing Co., Hermitage.
Harry was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Hermitage. He was a former member of the Sons of Italy, Sharon, where he participated in the bocce leagues. Harry also served as the president of the Sharon National Little League for several years.
He was an avid Pittsburgh sports fan. Harry's greatest joy came from attending his grandchildren's activities and hearing of their many accomplishments.
He married his high school sweetheart, the former Donna C. Martin, on Oct. 9, 1965. She passed away March 12, 2014.
He is survived by two sons, Kent M. Beckert and his wife Michelle, of Corrales, N.M.; and William Bradley Beckert and his wife, Christey, of Sharon; five grandchildren, Anna, Aerin, Leah, Ashlin and William Beckert; a sister, Sis Dorroh of Alabama; a brother, William Beckert and his wife, Aurelia, of South Carolina; and a brother-in-law, David Martin and his wife, Rita, of Wexford.
In addition to his wife, Harry was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Daniel E. Beckert; two sisters, Ruth Kauffeld and Janet Hayes; and a brother, George Alfred Beckert.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association, online at www.heart.org.

Harry Edward, 74, of Sharon.
Calling hours: 4 to 7 p.m. Monday (9-10-18) inJ. BRADLEY MCGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 1090 E. State St., Sharon. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McGoniglefuneralHomeandCrematory.com.
Service: Funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday (9-11-18) in the funeral home, with the Rev. Gary Nelson, pastor of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Hermitage, officiating.
Interment: Holy Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Hermitage.
Published on September 8, 2018
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