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Julius A. Beckham, 67, a former Western Electric worker, died Tuesday (Feb. 20, 2001) in Millard Fillmore Hospital after a brief illness.

Born in Buffalo, he was a graduate of Hutchinson-Central High School. He worked at Western Electric for many years and later worked in housekeeping at West Seneca Developmental Center. He retired in 1988.

Known to his friends as "Ju Ju," he was a member of St. John Baptist Church.

Beckham and Ernestine Jane McCurdy were married in 1962.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are two sons, Julius R. and Lamonte, both of Buffalo; two brothers, Roger and Tod, both of Buffalo; a sister, Gwendolyn Barker of Buffalo; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at noon Saturday in St. John Baptist Church, 184 Goodell St., after a wake at 11 a.m.

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