Joan G. Ennis Beck

September 19th, 1935 - January 8th, 2019

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     Joan G. (Ennis) Beck, age 83, passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at Pleasant Ridge Manor after a long illness. She was born on September 19, 1935 in Pittsburgh, PA, a daughter of the late Robert E. and Nell (Hargreaves) Ennis Morton Beck.

     Joan spent most of her life in McKean, Girard and Erie. She owned and operated Girard Beer for many years, and after that she worked at the Erie County Public Library where she made many dear friends. She enjoyed Reading, gardening, cooking and especially taking care of her horses.

     In addition to her parents, Joan was preceded in death by three children, Ronald Beck, Jr., Patricia (Beck) Gold and Walter “Rusty” Beck; an infant sister, Linda Carol Ennis; one brother, John Morton.

     She is survived by her daughters, Heather Beck, Sue Beck husband Peter Pentz both of Erie and Melissa Beck of CT.; brother, Robert E. Ennis of Erie; grandchildren, Sarah, Eddie, Heidi, Ronnie, Jonathan, Emma, Daniel, Peter and Sam; seven great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

     No services will be held per Joan’s request. Joan’s family would like to thank Pleasant Ridge Manor for the exceptional care they gave her over the years.  

     Arrangements are being handled by Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory, 845 East 38th Street, Pine Avenue Branch. Condolences may be expressed at

     Memorials may be made to Erie County Public Library, 160 E. Front St., Erie, PA. 16507.