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John Jos. Beck, Jr.

January 16, 1921 — January 16, 2016

John Jos. Beck, Jr., of Punta Gorda, FL passed away on his 95th birthday January 16, 2016. He was the son of Edna and John Beck, Sr., born January 16, 1921 and raised in Ridgewood Queens, N.Y. John was a highly decorated WWII Veteran in the US Army. He served as the commander of a tank destroyer in Gen. George Patton's 3rd Army. John was the recipient of the Good Conduct Medal, WWII Victory Medal, Purple Heart with three oak leaf clusters, Presidential Unit Citation, European African Middle Eastern Campaign ribbon with five stars; Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland Ardennes and Central European Campaign. He was a member of Twin Isles Country Club. John enjoyed the company of his German Shepherds. John had a love for music; he even composed and recorded the song "Punta Gorda Island." John will be greatly missed by his wife of 60 years, Rosemary; along with many friends and neighbors. A memorial service will be held at Sarasota National Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project or Peace River Wildlife Center., 3400 Ponce de Leon Pkwy, Punta Gorda, FL 33950. To express condolences to the family, please visit and sign the online guest book. Arrangements are by Larry Taylor Funeral.

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