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Gary James Beck

November 11, 1957 ~ November 6, 2020 (age 62)

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Gary James Beck, 62, of Palmyra, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Friday, November 6, 2020.  He was born Monday, November 11, 1957 in Berwick to Donald E. and Verda Mae (Hettinger) Beck of Beavertown.  He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Diane K. (Schaeffer) Beck.


He graduated from West Snyder High School, Class of 1976, attended Williamsport Community College and graduated from Elizabethtown College in 1982.  He spent his entire professional career, spanning 37 years and various positions, with Nationwide Insurance.  His most recent role was serving as a training consultant in the claims area.  He was a faithful member of Grace Point Evangelical Free Church where he served as an usher, was active in the men’s breakfast ministry and joyfully participated in the coffee club.  He enjoyed classic cars, vintage boats, water skiing and spending quality time with family at their cabin.  He had an amazing ability to fix anything and employ his craftsmanship building mailboxes, etching glass, or helping a neighbor.  Gary was a man of God and lived for Jesus.  He will be missed by all who knew him.


He is survived by a daughter, Ashley N. Beck of Palmyra and her fiancé Jonathan Beachy; a son Austin J. Beck of Palmyra; a brother, Robert C. Beck and wife Denise of Mt. Airy, MD; a sister Kathy B. Coslett and husband Scott of Berwick; and numerous nieces and nephews.


Family and friends are invited for viewing on Saturday, November 14th from 4-7 PM at Rothermel-Finkenbinder Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., 25 West Pine Street, Palmyra, PA 17078.  A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, November 15th at 3 PM at Grace Point Evangelical Free Church, 740 Leon Avenue, Palmyra with Pastor Bob Sproul officiating.  The memorial service will be live-streamed at  


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his honor to his church at or the Antique Boat Museum at or WJTL at  Condolences and memories may be shared at


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November 14, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Rothermel-Finkenbinder Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.
25 West Pine Street
Palmyra, PA 17078

Memorial Service
November 15, 2020

3:00 PM
GracePoint Evangelical Free Church (Leon Ave, Palmyra, PA)

Video is available for this event

Private Committal



GracePoint Church
740 Leon Avenue, Palmyra PA 17078
Tel: 1-717-473-3230

Antique Boat Museum
750 Mary Street, Clayton NY 13624
Tel: 1-315-686-4104

1875 Junction Road, Manheim PA 17545
Tel: 1-717-392-3690

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