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Ronald Lee Beck, Sr.

  • On October 13, 2019

Ronald Lee Beck, Sr., age 65 of Forest Hills, formerly of Homewood, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 10, 2019. He was born in Pittsburgh, PA November 12, 1953, the son of the late Carvella Beck and Grace Patterson. He is survived by his beloved wife Jill Beck; loving children, Shelly Snyder, Markeeta (Keith) Beck Mosley, Ahkeema Evans, Ronald Beck, Jr., Brandi Lee Beck, Kristen Lee Beck, September Lee Beck, Dale McCord, Jr., Avanna McCord, Shirley Brooks; sisters, Kimberly and Francine Peters and Teresa Beck; 16 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by brothers, Gregory Peters and Roger Hall. Ronald graduated from Westinghouse High School and obtained his Associates degree from CCAC which led him to St. Clair Hospital in Mt. Lebanon where he worked as an emergency technician. He also worked for Southbridge Ambulance as an EMT. He retired after 27 years from St. Clair Hospital. His passion was music and he taught himself to play guitar. He was a member of the Bright Moments, the Smoke Band and various other bands.  He met a lot of well known artists along the way.

Family and friends are welcome from 11:00 am until the time of service at 1:00 pm at Forest Hills Presbyterian Church, 1840 Ardmore Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15221. Arrangements were entrusted to Pittsburgh Cremation & Funeral Care, Robinson Township. Please view and sign the family’s online guestbook at www.PittsburghCremation.com.

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Willa Brooks
  • Oct 13 2019
Thanks for all the love you given not just to my baby sister but to her children and her family for that I will always be grateful. Love your sister the SMOKEAt the girls as you called us. Until we meet again at the heavenly choir are the garden on Weed
Tonya Holyfield
  • Oct 14 2019
My sincere condolences to Jill Beck,kids,grandkids & family ... to Ronald rest in peace...your family is on my prayers, Tonya Holyfield
Michelle Denson Laster
  • Oct 14 2019
May God continue to comfort you and your family during this time. Love you Krissy!
Elaine Womack
  • Oct 14 2019
It was a pleasure meeting you and your family I am keeping your family lifted in prayer...
Chris Solomon
  • Oct 14 2019
To my family in your time of bereavement. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Wish I was there to celebrate Ron's life and remember all the happier times we shared with him. Ron's sweet humble spirit will be greatly missed by one and all. Love and prayers, Cousin Chris Raleigh NC
  • Oct 14 2019
Prayers and condolences Jill and family, during this blvery difficult time. I pray for strength and healing as you try to move forward without your loved one.
Cynthia Williams Pendleton
  • Oct 14 2019
My condolences to the Beck family.
Chuck E Tillman
  • Oct 14 2019
My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Ronnie (Bozo) Beck. Growing up with Ronnie was filled with such precious memories. Ron was a very present fixture in our "crew" back in High School. When I left my home at 16 yo, Ronnie asked his mom if I could stay with them. I was treated as a brother. Ron, another member of the Norman Medley School of Guitar, was the guitarist in my second band New Dawn—which became Bright Moments after my departure. Although the passing years lead us to different paths in life, Ronnie remained "brother-close" in my heart, mind and memories. I've lost another brother and look forward to our reunion on the other side. I weep along with those he impacted, and rejoice in the memory of such a special soul.
Marquita C.
  • Oct 14 2019
Mr Ron you were an all around great guy. May you Rest In Peace ❤️🙏🏽. Cousin Jill my heart goes out to you and the girls, keeping you all lifted in prayer.
Juaneece Clark
  • Oct 15 2019
Jill and family, you have our deepest condolences. May your husband rest peacefully. Lenny and Juaneece Clark
Kimberly Patterson
  • Oct 15 2019
I am so sorry. Just found out about this. God's warmth to the family.
Angie Jones
  • Oct 15 2019
To the Beck family our heartfelt prayers are lifted up toward heaven for you all. We will miss your father's smile that could light up any room and his artistry. Rest well with God Ronnie Beck. Love Angie Jones & family❤
Nancy Williams
  • Oct 15 2019
Thanks everyone, Ron my brother in law will be truly missed. He really made a difference in the life of my sister and our family. Ron will be forever in our hearts 💕, until we meet again- from your best sister ( inside joke) RWG. Nancy Williams