Edward Beck
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Edward Beck
  • April 9, 1943 - November 24, 2017
  • Apex, North Carolina

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Edward Beck, 74, of Apex, N.C., passed away on November 24, 2017. He was born on April 9, 1943 to the late Albert Joseph and Florence Klauss Beck in Philadelphia, PA.

Edward graduated from Bloomsburg University in 1965 and obtained his Master's degree from Towson State University in 1972.

Affectionately called Bear by family and friends, he began his teaching at Joppatowne Elementary and then Youths Benefit Elementary Schools and transitioned to Assistant Principal at Riverside, Prospect Mill and Aberdeen Elementary Schools. Bear was then selected to be a supervisor in the transportation department.

He was last appointed to Supervisor of Transportation for the State of Maryland and finished his career there, retiring in 2008.

Ed leaves behind his wife of 48 years, Mary, son Christopher Beck (Sally), daughter Amy Gage (Craig), son Todd Beck (Christina), his grandchildren: Alexander and Andrew Beck, Tyler and Elizabeth Gage, and Carter and Graydon Beck; and sister Eleanor.

A celebration of his life will be held at Christ Our King Church in Bel Air, MD on January 6, 2018 at 10:00am. A luncheon will follow the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Transitions Lifecare 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607.

Arrangements are under the care of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home 200 SE Maynard Road Cary, NC 27511.