West Sand Lake, NY – William W Beck, 91 of West Sand Lake, died Friday December 9th at Samaritan Hospital after a brief illness.
Bill was predeceased by his parents Wilhem and Fannie Warner Beck and his newborn son, William Jr., and was proud of his German heritage.
William was a graduate of Averill Park High School where he excelled in basketball and baseball. Upon graduation Bill joined the US Navy and served aboard the destroyer escort USS Mc Caffery.
He was a lover of the Lord and the Trinity Lutheran Church in West Sand Lake and Gilead Lutheran Church in Center Brunswick. He was a dedicated husband and father to his family. William’s first love was the love of the outdoors and hunting. William spent most of his life outdoors hunting and fishing and spending time at his camp in the Adirondacks. His love for the outdoors while hunting created many stories that he loved to tell to anyone who would listen. He was a member of the Hendrick Hudson Fish and Game Club for many years and enjoyed spending time there.
Bill worked for the NY Telephone Company for 35 years and spent many a day talking about his love for that job well into his later years. He retired 36 years ago and later worked for several years for Federal Wildlife Management.
He left behind his wife of 71 years, Evah Wheeler Beck; his children, Robin Stokes (Robert) and David Beck (Debbie); 5 Grandchildren, David, Amy, Jason, Megan and Andrew and 5 great grandchildren.
Bill will be truly missed by all who came into contact with him. He lived life to the fullest doing exactly what he enjoyed the most, hunting and fishing.
We want to thank the staff of Samaritan Hospital for all the compassion they showed in his great time of need. They were extraordinary caretakers to him at the end of his life. We would also like to give thanks to his aide Stephanie for her kind and caring love and support
Relatives and friends may call at the Gilead Lutheran Church 308 Brick Church Rd, Routes 7 & 278 Center Brunswick on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 from 12 Noon – 1 PM with a funeral service at 1 PM with Rev. Jeff Silvernail, Pastor, officiating.
Interment will be in Elmwood Cemetery West Sand Lake.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in memory of William W. Beck to Gilead Lutheran Church PO Box 26 Cropseyville, NY 12052 or the charity of ones choice.