Thomas David Becze, age 73 of Akron, Ohio, passed away peacefully, November 13, 2021, after a valiant battle with lung cancer. He was born in Homestead, Pennsylvania and was the son of the late William and Ethel Becze. Tom was a 1966 graduate of West Mifflin North High School where he sang in many school musicals. He graduated from Bethany College in 1970 where he was a member of Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity. While at Bethany his musical and artistic talents were evident in the one-man art show he produced, as well as the musical productions he participated in. His junior year, he studied at Wroxton College in England and created two authentic brass rubbings of a 15th century English knight and lady, which today are collector’s items.
Tom adored Bernese Mountain dogs and was the proud owner of at least four of them over the years. He loved Hungarian food and was immensely proud of his Hungarian heritage. He was an avid Pittsburgh Steeler fan and wore his Steeler Polamalu jersey with great pride. He sang with the Bucks County Choral Society and other regional choirs in the various towns in which he lived.
He was the president and founder of Princeton Regulatory Associates, where he specialized in market pharmaceutical consulting services domestically and globally. He was proud of his 30+ years in consulting and pharmaceutical regulatory affairs.
Tom is survived by his beloved partner, Theresa Heaton; his two sons, Christopher (Elizabeth) Becze and Bryan (Kristin Dittmer) Becze of Colorado; three grandchildren, Savannah, Sophia and Sebastian Becze; brothers, Steve (Mary Ellen) Becze and William (Cathy) Becze; sister, Suzie (Alan) Alesius; four nieces and two nephews.
There will be no services, cremation has taken place and his ashes will be taken to several of his favorite places. This seems very fitting considering he was an adventurous soul, whose work took him all over the world. If you wish to send condolences, please direct them to Theresa Heaton, 1331 Village Dr., Akron, OH 44313.