Wednesday, October 29, 2003

Paul C. Beckman, longtime lawyer

WWII vet played basketball at XU

By Rebecca Goodman
The Cincinnati Enquirer

Mr. Beckman
MOUNT LOOKOUT - Paul C. Beckman, an attorney who was honored as the oldest living Xavier University basketball player earlier this year, died Friday at Good Samaritan Hospital. The Mount Lookout resident was 85.

Mr. Beckman graduated from St. Xavier High School in 1936 and Xavier University in 1940. He played basketball and golf at both schools.

He served as a captain with the Army infantry during World War II and received the Bronze Star for valor.

He married Rita Baumann in 1944.

He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Law and practiced with the firm of Beckman, Weil, Shepardson and Faller for 55 years.

Mr. Beckman ran for probate judge as a Democrat in 1972.

He was a past president of Xavier University Musketeer Club and a member of the Mount Lookout Civic Club and the Knights of Columbus.

Mr. Beckman was a senior club champion at Hyde Park Golf and Country Club with two holes-in-one.

He was preceded in death by his wife in 1979.

Survivors include a daughter, Mary Kay Rottner; a son, Paul C. Beckman Jr.; three brothers, Vincent H. Beckman, John J. Beckman, and Robert E. Beckman; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services have been held. Burial was at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Montgomery.

Memorials: Jesuit Missions in Peru, c/o The Rev. Robert E. Beckman, S.J., 2245 Gilbert Ave., Cincinnati 45206.


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