Donald E. Beck

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DONALD EDWARD BECK, 87, of Cleveland, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, July 4th, 2021. Memorial services will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, July 31, 2021 at St. Mary’s of the Falls Church at 25615 Bagley Road, Olmsted Falls, Ohio 44138.

DON was born on February 20, 1934 in Parma, Ohio. In his younger years he and his family lived for a time in Ohio City, moving then to Cleveland Heights. After he was married, he and Barbara moved to Old Brooklyn in the South Hills area of Cleveland to raise their family.

Our Dad had many loves, but his greatest love was his wife Barbara (deceased). There were no boundaries to the love he had for his children, Lori, Cindy, Donna and Donald, as well as his grandchildren, great grandchildren and his own siblings no matter where they were. He loved Family, Truck Driving (he was a proud Teamster to the end), the Great Lakes, Montana and helping anyone! He was humble and appreciative every day of his life. He never took a day for granted, and each and every day, showed us how to get up and try! He was funny, cool, witty and a slight bit sarcastic. He could be having the hardest day, but through it all somehow, he’d find a way to make someone else smile. He was a mentor to those he loved and found ways to make them feel special. Most importantly, he was sentimental – he just loved LOVING, and had the biggest heart. We are so proud to say our Dad was a Dad to everyone!

He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara (née Fleming), brothers Richard Beck, Henry (Bud) Beck, Gerald (Jerry) Beck, sisters, Dolores Beck DelSesto and Judith (Judy) Beck Lolli.

He is survived by his Sister, Kathleen (Kathy) Blair-Schepens, Daughters: Lori Beck Yedlick (John), Cindy Van Stavern (Jerry), Donna Beck Stokowski (SJLMD J), and Son: Donald E. Beck, Jr. (Marianne). Grandchildren: Bob Musca III, (Genesis), David Poprocky, Jr., Lani Sykora (Lorne), Kyle Beck (LizBeth), TJ Solin, Bethany Byler (John), Amanda Van Stavern (Nathan Betzner), Samantha Stokowski (Tim Beltitus), Austin Stokowski, Donald E. Beck, III, Danny Beck and Ally Beck. Great Grandchildren: Aubrey Musca, Conley Sykora, Callen Sykora, Logan Beck, Landon Beck, Layton Beck, Evelyn Byler, Benjamin Byler and Christopher Byler.

Memorial Contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to: Disabled American Veterans (, Cleveland Alzheimers Disease Research Center ( or the Hospice of the Western Reserve.

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  1. Sue Kaminski says:

    Dear Beck Family:
    Sorry for your loss! He was a great man! Kind but little stubborn at times. He was a joy to take care of. I truly missed calling him handsome & him telling me to get out of here! Miss him! RIP Donald! God bless you dear family! Sue K.

  2. Jennifer Orlosky says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. He is now with Mimi and watchig down over his family. He meant so much to so many. May his memories fill you with happiness at this difficult time. Praying for you all.

  3. Chuck & Barb Yedlick says:

    May your Mom and Dad rest together in peace forever. All our love , Chuck & Barb Yedlick

  4. Pat and Jim Umstead says:

    Condolences on the loss of your Dad.
    With time, May your memories help to heal your broken heart.

  5. Don Jr. says:

    Dad….you were a shining example, to me, of how to be a man. You were expressive, deep, thougtful, compassionate….a true gentleman! Your presence will always be felt by many! I will miss my Dad!! I loved making you laugh, and when you made me laugh!!! You are my hero, and always will be!! I want the way I work, and live my life, to be a tribute to the greatest man I’ve ever known! I love you, Dad!!!

  6. Sue Hace says:

    Donna and Lori: I’m so sorry to hear of your Dads passing. He sounds like an awesome man who you were lucky to call Dad. My thoughts snd prayers are with you. Sue

  7. Lori says:

    I will love you forever Dad!