Albert Beck

Obituary of Albert Beck

Albert Beck, a resident of Burlington for 44 years, passed away at Kindred Hospital in Waltham on Thursday morning, May 8, 2008. The husband of Aline (Carleton), he was 79 years. Albert was born and raised in Medford. He was the son of German immigrants the late Andrew and Marie Beck. Albert was a 1946 graduate of Medford High School. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict serving his country in the United States Army. After leaving the Army he went on to further his education graduating from Northeastern University. He worked as an Agent for the Internal Revenue Service from 1962 until his retirement in 1994. Albert was an active and longtime member of the Church of Christ Congregational. He served as the Treasurer of the Church for 7 years. Throughout his life Albert enjoyed the outdoors; scuba diving, camping, hiking and biking with family and friends. He belonged to the Appalachian Mountain Club and was proud of his accomplishment of climbing all 48-4000 foot mountains in New Hampshire together with his son Alan. Albert supported the Boy Scouts as a Merit Badge Counselor and enjoyed being an assistant soccer coach. In his retirement years Albert and his wife Aline enjoyed traveling. They traveled throughout the United States as well as many European counties along with Costa Rica. Last August they visited St. Petersburg in Russia, Scandinavia, and Iceland. Albert was an active member of the Boylston Schul Verein, a German Club in Westwood. He was a member of their chorus, Saengerchor Boston. He also volunteered in the Money Management Program with AARP. Albert is the beloved husband of 43 years of Aline. He is the loving father of Alan Beck of Bedford and Karen Crossman & her husband Thomas of Boxborough. He is the brother of Paul Beck of Houston, TX, Dorothea Folger & her husband Henry of Orange Park, FL, and the late Marie Barbara Beck and Andrew Beck. He is the grandfather of Brady Crossman. Albert is also survived by many nephews & nieces. Funeral Services will be held at the United Church of Christ Congregational, 6 Lexington St., Burlington on Monday, May 12 at Noon. Visiting hours will be held at the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn St., BURLINGTON (Exit 34 off Rt. 128 Woburn side) on Sunday from 4-7 p.m. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers memorials in Albert’s name may be made to the United Church of Christ Congregational, 6 Lexington St., Burlington, MA 01803
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