James Beckner

NEW WATERFORD – James Allen Beckner, 68, of New Waterford, died at 9:29 p.m. Sunday at his home.

He was born May 8, 1946 in Youngs-town, the son of the late Ray Edwin and Ruth Elizabeth Sheldon Beckner.

A lifetime area resident, he had been employed as a radiology attendant at the Salem Community Hospital, retiring in 2012. He was a member of Abundant Life Fellowship, New Waterford.

Survivors include his wife, the former Cynthia Lou Pew; two daughters, Sarah Mae White of New Waterford and Monica Jo Young of Columbiana; a son, Ray Edwin Beckner of New Waterford; two sisters, Barbara Beckner and Linda Pupio; and two grandchildren.

Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana, with Pastor Jeff Schoch officiating. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to the services on Thursday.

Memorial tributes may be made to either the Operation Christmas Child in care of Abundant Life Fellowship or Angels for Animals.