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March 25, 2011

A Mass of Christian Burial for Jesuit Father John “Jack” Beckman was celebrated March 15 at St. Robert Bellarmine Chapel on the campus of Xavier University. Father Beckman, 90, died March 11.


 Father John Beckman

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A native of Cincinnati, Father Beckman entered the Society of Jesus in 1943 at the Milford novitiate. He was ordained in 1954, at West Baden College in West Baden, Ind., and professed final vows on Aug. 15, 1960.


Father Beckman served as assistant principal at St. Xavier High School from 1961-63 and as principal from 1963-67. He also served as director of the Men of Milford Retreat House and St. Xavier’s alumni chaplain for many years. In addition, he was a pastor, administrator and chaplain in Chicago.


Interment was in the Jesuit Cemetery in Milford.

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