Jack Beckwith, 79, a retired government pipefitter who volunteered as an athletics coach at the Lanham Boys Club, died July 23 at Inova
Fairfax Hospital after a stroke.
Mr. Beckwith, who had lived in Fairfax since 1979, was a Washington native and graduate of McKinley Tech High School.

He entered the Navy during World War II and served as an engineer in the Pacific Theater.

He returned to Washington after the war and became a member of Local 5 of the pipefitters union. In the 1960s, he joined the Government
Printing Office, where he worked as a pipefitter for about 25 years until his retirement in the early 1990s.

He volunteered as a boxing, baseball and football coach at the Lanham Boys Club.

He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Moose and the American Legion.

His marriage to Mildred Lee Beckwith ended in divorce. A son from that marriage, Daniel Lee Beckwith, died in 1974.

Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Frances Rose Beckwith of Fairfax; two sons from his first marriage, Jack Randolph Beckwith of
Leonardtown and Timothy Edward Beckwith of Hollywood, Md.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Jack Beckwith