Donald Lee Beckwith, 82, of Roscoe, PA, died Saturday, June 19, 2021.
He was born Tuesday, June 28, 1938, in Lewistown, PA, a son of the late Leroy and Hazel (Beck) Beckwith.
He proudly served our country in the United States Marine Corps.
Don was a retired State Trooper with 30 years of service. He was also retired as the Sheriff of Indiana County, PA with 12 years of service.
He was a member of the Indiana-Franklin Lodge 313 F&AM. The Elks Lodge #931, Indiana, PA, the Indiana Moose Lodge #174, the Indiana Fraternal Order of the Eagles, The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, the Roscoe Sportsman Association, the PA Sheriff’s Association, The Frank Kelly Memorial Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #62, and an Endowment Member of the NRA.
In addition to his parents Donald was preceded in death by his brother Darrell Beckwith.
Left to cherish his memory are wife of 19 years, Veronica Beckwith of Roscoe, PA; three children, Robert Beckwith of Creekside, PA, Kara Lukehart of Denver, NC, Marna Kipf (Tim) of Clermont, FL; two step children, Rene Pascoe (Bob) of Stockdale, PA, and John Scrip of Roscoe, PA; and sister, Vonna Patterson of Huntingdon, PA. Also surviving are 4 grandchildren, Caroline, Brooke and Joel Beckwith, and Tayla Pascoe.
Friends will be received in the Mariscotti Funeral Home, Inc., Anthony N. Mariscotti, Supervisor, 323 Fourth Street, California, PA on Friday, June 25 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm when funeral services will begin in the funeral home with Rev. Amory Merriman officiating.
Interment will follow in National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.
In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions to the Western Pennsylvania Police Benevolent Foundation, PO Box 382, Meadowlands, PA 15347
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