Virginia and family,
Red and I were saddened to hear of John’s passing. He was a good, gentle soul. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Take care of each other.
Cherie and Red Beck
Whenever I went to see John and Virginia he just had the sweetest smile..... Especially if I had chocolate cookies or brownies. His whole face would light up. In a room full of his kids he usually sat there listening to his boys and just smiled. He loved Virginia and his boys and it would show in that room full of his family. John will be missed by his family and his friends. God said "Well done faithful servant" and called you home. R.I.P. John.
So many memories of John and Virginia. You always said their two names together! My reflections of John were at the haven he owned, better known as the Stone Lodge. It was our summer “get away” from the stress and rigor of camp life. John made our visits there relaxing and treated us all like his friends. He was never without a smile. And he rarely took a day off. However, every summer he took a day off for our annual trip to Hazel Park racetrack to win some money on the ponies. Out of respect for our camp, he made a drink, it was called the OZ, lime flavored vodka and Mountain Dew. I drank my share of them, although I couldn’t imagine drinking one now. And on a good day, John would cook up some amazing hamburgers (getting Virginia to cook one was more challenging.)He was always so kind, even when he suffered with dementia. You couldn’t find a kinder man than John. May he Rest In Peace!
We were always happy to see John and Virginia at Applebee's. John always had a smile on his face. I am so blessed that I got to know John and Virginia. R.I.P John, we'll see you later! Prayers, hugs and love to your family and friends.