The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

May 23, 2013

Dorothy A. (Yurchalk) Beck, 81, Mifflinburg


The Daily Item

— MIFFLINBURG — Dorothy Antoinette (Yurchalk) Beck, 81, of 203 Meadowlark Lane since 2002, entered into eternal rest at 12:05 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at Columbia-Montour Hospice, Danville.

She was born Feb. 23, 1932, in Luzerne, a daughter of the late John and Mary (Tirpak) Yurchalk. On Sept. 5, 1953, in Luzerne, she married Peter G. Beck, who survives.

Dorothy moved to New Jersey after high school to study nursing. She graduated from St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing in Trenton, N.J.

She practiced her professional career as a registered nurse in the state of New Jersey.

Surviving, in addition to her loving husband, are one son and daughter-in-law, David P. and Denise Beck, of Morgantown; two daughters and one son-in-law, Janice and Peter E. Luisi, of Kunkletown, and Sandra A. Beck, of Groveville, N.J.; three sisters, Marion Blocker, of Colorado Springs, Colo., JoAnne Langdon, of West Chester, and Irene Kazokas, of Friendsville; five grandchildren, Angela DiCrecchio, Erica Luisi, Samantha Kopec, Peter A. Luisi and Jaclyn Luisi; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Barbara Yurchalk.

Family and friends are welcome from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesday in St. George Church, 775 Forest Hill Road, Mifflinburg, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 with the Rev. Msgr. William Richardson as celebrant.

The graveside committal service will be at 5 p.m. Tuesday in Princeton Memorial Park, 403 Gordon Road, Robbinsville, N.J.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 2405 Park Drive, Suite 100, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

Funeral arrangements are by the Roupp Funeral Home Inc., 8594 Old Turnpike Road, Mifflinburg.