Ernest Beck
September 7, 1916 - September 2, 2009
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Mr. Ernest Wilson (Jack) Beck, 92, of Punta Gorda, Florida, passed away Tuesday, September 2, 2009 at his Punta Gorda residence. Jack was born Ernest Wilson Beck, Jr. on September 7, 1916 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Ernest W. and Dora A. (nee-Waterman) Beck. Jack and his beloved wife Patricia moved from Chicago to…

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George Hiles left a message on September 5, 2009:
I was so sorry to hear that my good friend Jack Beck had passed away. The Beck's and Hiles have known each other for over 60 years, a long meaningful friendship starting in the Beverly neighborhood in Chicago. Jack was my baseball coach and Pat my den mother in Cub Scouts. As the years went on I became part of the crew on BEFOUR, their power cruiser, sharing time on Lake Michigan, and one of the Beck's greatest accomplishments a 5,000 mile cruise from Chicago to Punta Gorda via the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers, and Gulf of Mexico. The following spring up the intercoastal waterway, through New York Harbor, up the Hudson River, across the Erie Barge Canal into Canada and back into the Great Lakes returning to Chicago. Jack the skilled engineer and navigator, planned the cruise, courses and sight seeing stops; always with safety in mind. Jack was so proud of his beloved wife Pat and said, 'Pat was the rudder in my life.' Tom and Rick your Dad was a wonderful person.
Bill Senkel left a message on September 5, 2009:
Jack was the most outstanding public servant that I had the honor of working with dduring his tenure as Mayor of the City of Punta Gorda. As City Manaager, even after he left office, I oftened upon him for advice on various activities; he was a great friend. I am only sorry that I did I did not spend enough time with him in his last years.
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Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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