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John Beckermeyer, age 72 of Rio Grande, NJ was called home to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 4, 2021 after many years suffering with Alzheimer's. John was born in Philadelphia to the late Nancy and John Beckermeyer, Sr. John enlisted in the US Marine Corps in 1966 and served 4 years Active Duty with 2 of those years in Vietnam with Fox 2/5. He later enlisted in the US Marine Corps Reserve and retired after 26 years as a SgtMaj in Civil Affairs in Washington, DC. He also retired after 29 years at the Philadelphia Department of Prisons as a Deputy Warden. John spent many hours reading, listening and singing along to his favorite music especially Frank Sinatra and golfing when he had the time. He was a part-time ranger for a few years at the Stone Harbor Golf Club, a school bus aid for the Middle Twp. elementary students and he also sang for a few years with the Harmoniers, a group that entertained part-time in the surrounding Shore areas in the Summer months and at Holidays.John is survived by his wife of 49 years Ruth (nee Leone) and sons Jonathan (Jackie) and Brandon, and his precious granddaughter Ava, his aunt Georgette Strano of Florida and cousins. He is predeceased by his parents, and brother Russell D’Agata. A Memorial Service will be held at a later time. Donations in his memory can be made to the Alzheimer's Association at Condolences can be shared at

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