Lisa Langs (From a Facebook post)
April 15 at 11:01 AM
I want to give a proper send off to my friend Beck Krajcir. I can't believe you went and died, and I didn't get a chance to say goodbye! You were so kind and funny. You had the biggest heart! You are irreplaceable.
I will never forget when we first met as neighbors in 2001! You became Uncle Beck to Buster. You hung up the phone on a friend who you lost touch with for ten years just to play with him, and then never called them back!
I will never forget when you made me video record you rolling down a hill like a "Panda Bear."
I will never forget our 2 hour long conversations!
I won't forget how we used to call each other "Bitch" in the most awkward, public places then laugh about it because it was our inside joke!
When I asked if you could change your name to anything, you said you'd call yourself "Truck!" You were so ridiculously funny.
You loved Tango so much. Then you loved Wink so much!
You loved your family so much! You always talked about your trip to Trader Joe's with your dad.
Beck, I will always love you and think about you! You were a true friend! See you on the other side.
(copied from a FB post, as this is the most wonderful eulogy from a friend)
I lost a beautiful, hilarious, creative, brilliant, whimsical, and eternally loyal friend. On Friday, Beck Krajcir, passed away unexpectedly. We met something like 32 years ago at Broome Community College in New York. We first found solidarity in rebelling against a horrible, punitive public speaking instructor, but then discovered an instant rapport and shared razor-sharp wit (and ohhhh the sarcasm!) that would never lose its edge. It was almost instantaneous.
The escapades and silliness, almost always with Jolenne, will live in my memory forever. She was a devoted friend, daughter, sister--she loved Jolenne like her own sister. She loved animals like they were her children. She lived fearlessly and fiercely. I have known no one who lived on their own terms, without exception or apology, as she did. She was a creative and a kid through and through. She was a young heart and old soul. She felt the torture of life and tried endlessly to balance it with joy, regardless of how and where she found it.
We made a pact decades ago, that no matter the distance of time or location, we never had to say "sorry" for being out of touch or have to ask to connect. Our friendship and connection just was. We were equally confident that we would eternally love in one another's mind and heart. And so it is.
I am numb today, but I suppose it will really hit me later this week, or next month: when I hear the word pendejo, see a soursop, a green fiat, feel the love of a cat, meet an unapologetic smoker, come across clever creativity...and a million other gestures that remind me of her.
Beck turned 50 on March 13. She will never be forgotten.
Rest in Peace & Power my beloved friend, confidante, soul sister, animal-whisperer, maker-of-laughter, inspiration, and liver-of-life. May your name be for a blessing in the Book of Life.
Although I only knew Beck for a few months at USF Sarasota Manatee, we became fast friends. She was not only an extremely talented artist but an amazing soul. She brought so much energy to our campus, especially to the advancement team. We worked closely with Beck and are just devastated by her passing. We are so very grateful to have been blessed by her presence. She will be forever remembered and cherished.
Our hearts are broken, but the outpouring of memories from Beck's friends has been wonderful. We are not having a service, so instead of sending flowers, please donate to the Animal Welfare League or your local no-kill animal shelter.