Stephen Joseph BekFebruary 16, 1945 ~ May 4, 2017 (age 72)
Deacon Stephen J. Bek, age 72, of Hiram, GA, passed away on Thursday, May 4, 2017. He was born on February 16, 1945, in Crawfordville, Indiana, to the late Ignatz Joseph & Margaret Louise Beck, and was preceded in death by his brother, Jerry Beck. Mr. Bek served as a Deacon at St. Catherine of Siena in Kennesaw, GA, a member of the Knights of Columbus, worked in Telecommunications at Sprint, MCI, and GTE for 30 years, and served for 8 years in the United States Air Force in England and Washington DC. He was currently serving as a deacon at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Dallas, GA.
Survivors include wife, Rita Anne Bek of Hiram, GA; children, Stephen J. & Jeanette Bek, JR of Marietta, GA, Kevin M. Bek of Hiram, GA, Leslie N. & Rick James of Dallas, GA and Philip M. & Catherine Bek of Woodbridge, VA; sister, Henrietta DeFago of Akron, OH; grandchildren, Kaitlyn Bek, Sean Bek, Brendan Bek, Madison James, Ashley James and Matthew Bek; several nieces and nephews.
A funeral mass will be held on Monday, May 8, 2017, at 12 PM, from St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with Father Adrian Pleus officiating. A Vigil Prayer Service will be held on Sunday, May 7, 2017, at 7 PM, from St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. The family will receive friends at the church on Monday, May 8, 2017, from 10 AM until the time of service.
Clark Funeral Home in Hiram, GA, is in charge of arrangements. www.samclarkfuneralhome.com)