Bernadette Thoma Beck 1957 - 2017 
Bernadette H. Beck, 60 of Hinckley, OH, passed away surrounded by her loved ones on August 28, 2017.   She was born on August 7, 1957, in Detroit, Mich. to the late Joseph and Bernice (nee Goeddeke) Thoma.

Bernadette enjoyed traveling, crafting and crocheting for her family, but will be remembered most for the time she loved to spend with her family.   Her life revolved around her family, especially her grandchildren.   She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, and will be missed by the many who knew and loved her.

She leaves behind her beloved husband, Richard, of 18 years;  her children, April (Tony Demiter) Gordon, James (Kristen) Gordon, and Angela (Michael) Greathouse;  her grandchildren, Katie, Delaina, Corbin, Sylvia, Conner, Harrison, and Kenzington;  her brothers, Michael, Eric, John, Matthew, Luke; and her sister, Gretchen;  her mother and father-in-law, Leland and Marion Beck;  and many extended family members and friends.

Family received friends on Friday, September 1, 2017, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Waite and Son Funeral Home, 3300 Center, Rd., Brunswick, OH 44212.   A Catholic funeral service took place on Saturday, September 2, 2017, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace Church, 1088 Ridge Rd., Hinckley, OH 44233.  Interment followed at Maple Hill Cemetery, Hinckley, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Northeast Region, 525 North Broad St. Canfield, OH 44406. Online condolences may be left at .

Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Aug. 30, 2017

Bernadette Thoma
Wadsworth High School
Graduating Class of 1975
[Picture 1974]             
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