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Goddard Frederick Beck

Date of Birth:                   August 27, 1917
Place of Birth:                 

Service Number:               819 88 85
Rank/Rating:                    MM3c

Date of enlistment:           10/15/1943
Place of enlistment:         

Date on USS Champlin:      12/25/1943
Date off USS Champlin:      12/08/1945

Date Discharged:              12/13/45

Date of Death:                 

Dorothy S Beck

Goddard F Beck Jr.
Suzanne Beck Hoke
Kathleen Beck
Francine Beck Moyer
Stephen Beck
Thomas Beck
Michael Beck

Nathan Beck
Evan Beck
Megan Hoke Cuff
Dr. Molly E Hoke
Jonathan McMillan
Jillian Beck
Patrick Beck
Sarah Beck
Kendall Beck
John Beck

Great Grandchildren:
Hannah Cuff

High School:
Columbia High School 1935

Armstrong World Industries / Kerr Packaging - 47 years

Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church

Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame

Interests and Hobbies:
Model Trains
House Preservations
Sports - Football, Basketball, Tennis

Post World War II Life Experience:

After his honorable discharge from the Navy at the end of the war, Goddie returned to Columbia, Pa, and reunited with his wife Dorothy and their young son. He returned to work at his postion at Armstrong World Industries where he worked in management, and remained until retirement 47 years later.

Goddie then moved to Lancaster Pa, with his wife, there they raised 7 children (4 sons, 3 daughters). He remained a dedicated father.

Goddie developed an interest in property restoration, doing all the work himself, Goddie restored 10 different properties, including his own historic home.

Goddie remained a gifted and talented athlete, and enjoyed playing basketball, tennis, and football, As an avid sports fan, Goddie enjoyed supporting his beloved Phillies, and Pittsburg Steelers.

Goddie has held many interests and hobbies over his lifetime, perhaps his proudest are his model trains. He still maintains 20 trains on a 2 story layout.

He has been affectionately referred to as 'the Mayor of Wheatland Avenue' - where he entertains daily on his front porch.

While he has many memories of the USS Champlin, he has been most honored with a service medal awarded him by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

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