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Helen M. Scheib Beck Obituary

Helen M. Scheib Beck
Died Dec. 6, 2003

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – Helen M. Csheib Beck, 95, formerly of Mitchell Road, died at 11:15 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, 2003, at the golden Hill Nursing Home following a brief illness. Mrs. Beck had moved to New Castle from East Liverpool in 1998 after living 49 years in this area.
Born in Pittsburgh April 8, 1908, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Mary Huebert Scheib.
A homemaker, she was a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church here and the St. Vitus Catholic Church in New Castle. She was also very active in the Catholic Daughters of America and was past president of the Altar and Rosary Society while at St. Aloysius. In addition, she was a founding member of the 30 + 30 Club in East Liverpool.
Preceding her in death July 31, 1989, was her husband, George S. Back, whom she married June 18, 1940
Surviving are two daughters, Patricia Beck of Stanton, Calif., and Mrs. Stan (Virginia) Lavella of New Castle, with whom she had resided prior to moving to Golden Hill, as well as five grandsons: Kenneth Beck of Huntington Beach, Calif.; Steven Beck of Fountain Valley, Calif.; Danny Beck and his wife Emily of Chula Vista, Calif.; and Michael Lavella and Nicholas Lavella, both of New Castle. There are three great-granddaughters: Cassandra Beck and Sabrina Beck, both of Huntington Beach, Calif.; and Campbell Beck of Chula Vista, Calif.
A sister, Mrs. Naomi Kanzleiter of Harbor Creek, Pa., survives, along with a brother, J. Edwin Scheib and his wife, Armella of Pittsburgh. Also surviving is a sister-in-law, Mrs. Alice Beck Scheib of Pittsburgh, and a daughter-in-law, Ruth Beck of Huntington Beach, Calif.
Mrs. Beck was also predeceased by her son, Robert G. Beck; her sister, Sister Beatrice Scheib; and her brother, Charles Scheib.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, at St. Aloysius Church in East Liverpool, with Mrs. Beck’s nephew, Father Joseph Scheib of St. Basil Catholic Church in Pittsburgh, serving as celebrant. Following the Mass, friends and family will gather at the Dawson Family Center, after which burial will be held at 3 p.m. at St. Michael’s Cemetery in Pittsburgh.
Friends may call at the Dawson Funeral Home anytime Tuesday, where the family will be present from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
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