It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Russell A. Beck, 59, on October 24, 2018 at John Dempsey Hospital, Farmington, after a sudden illness. Russell was born on August 18, 1959 in Bristol and was a son of the late Stanley and Cecelia (Radzikowsky) Beck. Russell is survived by: Kenneth Beck, Gerald and Stephanie Beck, Lenore and Dennis Gallagher, Nancy and Nelson Blaise, and a number of nieces and nephews. Russell was a graduate of Bristol schools. He was an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. He enjoyed playing bingo, collecting baseball cards, working, and going shopping. The family wants to thank BARC for providing many activities enjoyed by Russell; CW (New Britain) staff for giving him work opportunities; and the staffs of the various group homes where he lived. Special gratitude goes to the professionals at Waterbury Road, Bristol and Little Lane, West Hartford, who provided loving care. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Russell on Saturday (October 27, 2018) at 10 AM at St. Stanislaus Church, 510 West St., Bristol. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Bristol. Relatives and friends may call at Funk Funeral Home, 35 Bellevue Ave., Bristol on Saturday between 8:30 AM and 9:30 AM. Memorial donations may be made to: BARC, P.O. Box 726, Bristol, CT or Special Olympics: www.givespecialolympics.org/Connecticut. Please visit Russell’s memorial web-site at www.FunkFuneralHome.com.