Andy Beck, 65, Batesville, died Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, at Christ Hospital, Cincinnati.
Born May 25, 1951, in Silver Spring, Maryland, he was the son of Kitsy (Swain) and Allen Beck. He married Mary Jo Holtel Nov. 23, 1990.
A member of the Sons of the American Legion Post 271, Sons of the Batesville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3183 and Knights of Columbus Council 1461, Andy was owner and chef of Beck's Grillin' and Catering.
Most will remember Andy's infectious smile and his cigar. He was most definitely a people person with a passion for entertaining. Andy liked gatherings of family or friends and his BBQ ribs will surely be missed. Cooking was his way of expressing his friendship and affection. It was his nature to bring meals to neighbors and family members in times of need. For as talented a cook as he was, Mary Jo explained baking wasn't his forte. The only baking he did was peanut butter cookies and crème brulee, which also happened to be about the only sweets he cared for. She also said the house was never quiet. A talented drummer with a good voice, Andy loved all types of music. So if music wasn't filling the house, then it was one of several TVs that would be on. Some of Andy's other interests included IU basketball, the Washington Redskins, golfing, as well as being an avid card player. He enjoyed playing 500 and bridge.
He is survived by his wife; sisters and brother-in-laws Kathleen and Barry Hurwitz, Columbia, Maryland, and Cindy and Pat Reddell, Fort Worth, Texas; brothers and sister-in-law Alan and Ginger Beck, Eugene, Oregon, Jim and Todd Beck, Batesville; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation is Thursday, Feb. 16, from 4-7 p.m. at Weigel Funeral Home. Funeral services are there at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 17. Burial will follow in Holy Family Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Safe Passage or the Margaret Mary Health Foundation Cancer Care Fund.
Published on February 14, 2017