Edward J. “Eddie” Beckerman

Hornell, NY / Arkport, NY

Edward J. “Eddie” Beckerman – 68 – a resident of Perry Ira (Individual Residential Alternative) Group Home in Perry, NY died Sunday evening (April 9, 2023) following a long illness.

Born in Hornell on April 21, 1954, he was the son of Kenneth & Eleanor (Nugent) Beckerman.

Eddie lived in the Hornell – Arkport area until 2004 when he moved to Springwater Ira Group Home in Springwater, NY and has resided in Perry for the past 1½ years. 

An avid John Wayne fan, Eddie loved watching John Wayne movies and owned a collection of John Wayne DVDs.  He enjoyed having good meals, especially chicken, mashed potatoes and ice cream.  He loved simply being around people and relaxing in his recliner.

Eddie had an amazing knack for remembering the names of people, even if he hadn’t seen them in many years.  He also loved the time spent going for rides in the car with his brothers.

In addition to his parents, Eddie was preceded in death by his brother, Kenneth “Ken” Beckerman; his sister Sandra “Sandy” Marcello; his sister-in-law, Kathy Beckerman; his nieces, Jacqueline “Jackie” Beckerman & Mary Jo Beckerman; and his longtime caregiver, Ella O’Dell.

Surviving are 3 brothers, Joseph “Joe” Beckerman of Hornell, John (Jennifer) Beckerman of South Lyon, MI and Robert “Bob” (David Chapman) Beckerman of Rochester; his brother-in-law, Tony Marcello of Churchville, NY; several nieces & nephews.

There will be no calling hours.  Private services will be held at the convenience of the family with burial in St. Ann’s Cemetery, Hornell, NY.

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY.

Eddie’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name be made to Perry Ira Activities Fund, 344 South Main St., Perry, NY  14530.

To leave an online condolence or share a memory, visit www.dagonfuneralhome.com.

4 Responses to “Edward J. “Eddie” Beckerman”

  1. Shannon Eveland says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about Eddie. My gram took care of him for a long time as I was growing up. I now work at the ARC after seeing how much of a difference she made in his life. He was so fun. May God comfort you in your time of loss.

  2. Sharon Ortiz says:

    I absolutely loved working with Eddie he was a beautiful soul and always saying (oh high). He’s in heaven now probably shaking John Wayne’s hand Love you bunches Eddie ❤️ 💖 ♥️

  3. Lara Miller says:

    RIP my little friend…♥️

  4. Melanie Falzoi says:

    My heartfelt sympathy to the Beckerman family. To know Eddie was to love Eddie. Through my friendship with Bob I had the pleasure of knowing Eddie. I have so many wonderful memories. I took Eddie to a grocery store for his very first time. I will never forget the look on his face and his happy exclamations “ oh look juice, oh look bologna”. Bob and I took Eddie on picnics, and out to dinner at restaurants. So many fun adventures
    Eddie will always have a place in my heart. Love and prayers