AUSTINTOWN, Ohio — Peter A. Beckett, Ph.D., Austintown, died Friday morning (3-31-06) in his home. He was 57.

Peter was born March 9, 1949, in Niagra Falls, N.Y., the son of the late Harry C. and Genevieve (Souders) Beckett.

He was a psychology professor at Youngstown State University for the past 28 years.

He enjoyed photography and playing his guitar, as well as hiking and being outdoors.

Peter is survived by: his partner, Jennifer Griffin; two children, Marshall Beckett and Caitlin G. Beckett, both at home; and a sister, Ginny (Dale) Bleecher, Richmond, Va.

Contributions may be made in Peter’s name to the American Cancer Society, 525 N. Broad St., Canfield, Ohio 44406, or MVI Homecare, 4891 Belmont Ave., Youngstown, Ohio 44505.


Peter A., Ph.D., 57, of Austintown, Ohio.

Calling hours: Noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday (4-4-06) in LANE FUNERAL HOME AUSTINTOWN CHAPEL, 5797 Mahoning Ave. Friends and family may view obituaries and send condolences at

Service: A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.