In Memory

Richard E Beck

Richard E Beck

Richard was born on January 2, 1953.  He died on the morning of March 26, 2013 at age 60 after battling brain cancer for four years.  Rich's last known address was Novi, Michigan.  He is survived by his wife, Anna, and daughter, Kelly, and sons Jeff & Matt.


     RICHARD E. Age 60, March 26, 2013 of Dearborn. Beloved husband of Anna. Dearest father of Kelly, Jeffrey, and Matthew. Dear son of the late Irene and Elmer Beck. Loving brother of Patricia (the late George) Byndas, and the late Elaine (the late Stu) Dee. Precious nephew of Bernice Bodell. Also survived by nieces and nephews. In state Tuesday, 9:00a.m. with Funeral Service at 10:00a.m. at Guardian Lutheran Church, 24544 Cherry Hill, Dearborn, MI. Visitation Monday, 3:00p.m.-9:00p.m. at the Taylor Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 9800 S. Telegraph Road, with family to share in a celebration service of Richard’s life at 7:00p.m. Interment at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery, Southfield. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the American Brain Tumor Association or Henry Ford Hermelin Brain Tumor Center. Share a memory at    


Gary Zywiol and Richard Beck seated at the table; Greg Roell, Don Schulte, and Jim Wolford behind them - at 6:30 pm, attending our DHS '71 40th Reunion at the Dearborn Country Club on Saturday, August 6, 2011.  Picture source: Stan Guinn.

Source:  DHS 1971 Pioneer Yearbook


Source:  DHS 1970 Pioneer Yearbook


Source:  DHS 1969 Pioneer Yearbook


Source:  DHS '71 10-Year Reunion Booklet


Source:  DHS '71 20-Year Reunion Booklet


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03/26/13 04:36 PM #1    

Stephen Bird

To Ann and the Beck family,

My prayers are with you during your time of lost. One memory I have of  Rich is that we played summer baseball together while in HS  and I believe his uncle coached us. One game he hit a home run (his only one) over the left field fence at Henry Ford Community College, and his uncle said, "Finally, you hit one out of the park." 

Again, our prayers are with you and the family as you cherish the good memories which Rich leaves behind for you all.


Steve Bird

DHS '71 Class Alumni  

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