A memorial service for Erick Beckman of Buffalo will be held at 11 a.m. today in Ebenezer Baptist Church, 195 Ridge Road, Lackawanna. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, West Seneca.
Mr. Beckman died Monday in Sisters Hospital after a brief illness. He was 86.
Born in Georgetown, S.C., he moved to this area in the 1960s and was a former resident of Lackawanna.
He worked approximately 20 years at Hanna Furnace Co., retiring in 1994.
His wife, the former Anne Mae Garrett, died several decades ago.
Survivors include three daughters, Mary Jones, Ernestine Mostiller and Caroline, all of Buffalo; three sisters, Rosa Lewis and Louvenia Washington, both of Hemingway, S.C., and Rudell Lewis of Baltimore; 19 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.