Benjamin E. Beckett

1978 ~ 2019 (age 40)


Mr. Benjamin E. Beckett, 40, of Tamaqua, Pa. passed away Easter Sunday April 21st in The Lehigh Valley Hospital Center, Cedar Crest. He was the husband of Nicole (Tessitore) Beckett. They were married for 8 years last August 29, 2018. Born In Lehighton Pa. on Sunday, May 14, 1978,he was a son of Dr. Edward C. Beckett of Lehighton and the son of Mary Ann (Potichko) Sakusky, wife of John Sakusky of Tamaqua, and the stepson of Beth Durigan Beckett of Lehighton.  He was currently employed in road construction with Locust Ridge Contractors/Haines & Kibblehouse Group. Ben was a member of SS Peter & Paul RC Church, Lehighton and also attended Mass at St. Joseph Parish of the Panther Valley Catholic Church, Summit Hill, Pa. He was a member of The Mahoning Valley Volunteer Fire Company. In his spare time, Ben could be found watching  Pittsburgh Penguins Hockey, Alabama Crimson Tide Football, traveling, listening to music, and hunting & fishing. Surviving in addition to his wife &  parents are 2 sisters, Bernadette, wife of Neal Confer of Tamaqua, Elena Beckett of Lehighton, a brother, Emilio Beckett of Lehighton, his paternal grandmother, Elsie (Reich) Beckett, of Lehighton, his paternal step-grandmother, Ellen Durigan of Lehighton, & his 2 faithful canine companions, Seamus, & Josey Wales.  He Loved His Irish Heritage!  Slainte! Services-Prayers will held on Friday, April 26th at 10:30 a.m. at The Ovsak FH, 190 South 4th Street, Lehighton with Deacon Joseph Wilhelm officiating followed by a Mass Of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at SS. Peter & Paul RC Church, 242 N. 3rd St., Lehighton with Celebrant Reverend William N. Seifert  and Concelebrant Reverend Allen Hoffa officiating. Vigil Service 6 p.m. Thursday April 25th. Call 6-8 p.m. Thursday & 9:30-10:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Interment in SS Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery, Lehighton. Memorial Contributions in his name may be made to SS Peter & Paul RC Church 242 N. 3rd St., Lehighton, Pa. 18235 or St. Joseph Parish of the Panther Valley Catholic Church 462 West Ludlow Street, Summit Hill, Pa. 18250 or The Hillside SPCA, 51 SPCA Road, Pottsville, Pa. 17901.Online condolences can be offered at Slainte!!

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