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James Beddome

Friday November 19, 2021


James Edward Beddome, Age 88, of Merrillville,
Indiana, peacefully passed away on Friday,
November 19, 2021. James is survived by his
daughters: Cindy Beddome and Cathy (Robert)
Antrim; grandchildren: Amber Matheny, Gary
Matheny, Tyler Antrim, Dylan Antrim, Jimmy
Beddome, and Tiffany Beddome; great
grandchildren: Vanessa Melendez and Andrew
Melendez; and many nieces and nephews.
James is preceded in death by his loving wife of
60 years, Nancy Beddome, his son, James A.
Beddome, his sister Esther Murawski, and his
sister Judy Butler.

James was born on February 3, 1933, in Gary,
Indiana, to Harvey and Alice Beddome. In his 88
years of life, Jim accomplished so many things.
Jim was a veteran of the United States Navy and
served his country honorably during the Korean

Jim retired as a body man from Nielson Buick in
1996. He was an accomplished body man who
restored and rebuilt many cars.

Jim was also a successful photographer. He took
beautiful photos and also photographed many
weddings. Jim also enjoyed his tropical fish. He
had a dozen different aquariums with amazing
exotic fish. Jim loved to attend camera shows
and flea markets on the weekends.

If there was something that needed to be fixed or
repaired Jim Beddome could fix it. Jim would
always lend a hand if someone needed help. He
brought love, laughter, and joy to everyone who
knew him and he will be missed so much.

Friends can visit with family on Wednesday,
December 1, 2021, from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM at
Rendina Funeral Home, 5100 Cleveland Avenue, Gary, Indiana.


Wednesday December 1, 2021
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Rendina Funeral Home

5100 Cleveland Street, Gary, IN 46408 VIEW MAP

T 219-980-1141
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