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1175 South State Street
Dover, DE 19901
Phone: (302) 734-2281
Fax: (302) 678-1176
Charles Beck

Charles Z Beck Sr.

Thursday, March 25th, 1937 - Wednesday, December 12th, 2018
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Charles (Chuck) Beck of Marydel, Delaware went to his heavenly home on December 12, 2018. Chuck was born in Colcord, Oklahoma on March 25, 1937 to Ross and Lulu Beck and was the oldest of eight children. After graduation, Chuck enlisted in the United States Air Force and was stationed at Dover Air Force Base. One night in 1960, Chuck went to a dance at the YMCA in Wilmington where he met the love of his life, Catherine (Rossi).
Catherine and Chuck were married and would soon move their family to a small farm in Marydel where they raised their four children. Chuck worked for the Coca Cola Company and later Leaseway Transportation. Chuck loved gardening, fishing and hunting, but will best be remembered as a devoted husband, father and friend, and a "gentle giant". He was a member of the Marydel Volunteer Fire Department, Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, was past Grand Knight of Knights of Columbus Council #4182, and past Faithful Navigator of the Bishop Cartwright Assembly #149. Chuck is survived by his loving wife of almost 58 years, his children Charles (Necia}, Christina (Vic), Mary Lisa and Jennifer(Charlie); his grandchildren Charles, Catherine(Troy), Kimberly, Anthony, Victoria, Cassandra and Brooke; one great grandson Trey. His 7 siblings in Oklahoma, and a multitude of nieces and nephews, all of whom he dearly loved. Visitaion will be Sunday, December 16, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Funeral home of Michael J. Ambruso 1175 S. State St. Dover, De. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:00 A.M. Monday, December 17, 2018 at Immaculate Conception R.C. Church in Marydel, Maryland. Interment with Military Honors will follow at Cathedral Cemetery in Wilmington. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Chuck's memory be made to Immaculate Conception R.C. Church, P.O. Box 399, Marydel, MD 21649-0399 or the Knights of Columbus Council #4182, 219 Vepco Blvd., Camden, DE 19934. Condolences may be made via
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, December 16th, 2018 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Sunday, December 16th, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Michael J. Ambruso Funeral Director, Inc.
    1175 S. State Street
    Dover, Delaware 19901
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  • Service

    Monday, December 17th, 2018 | 10:00am
    Monday, December 17th, 2018 10:00am
    Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
    522 Main Street
    Marydel, MD 21649
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    Vy. Rev. James S. Lentini, V.F.
  • Interment

    Monday, December 17th, 2018 |
    Monday, December 17th, 2018
    Cathedral Cemetery
    2400 Lancaster Ave
    Wilmington, Delaware 19805
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Sending love and prayers for comfort and peace from our family. With Love, Bill, Matthew, Joshua, Rachel, Adam, Carl Thompson and our families
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I have known the Beck family since I was a young teenager and I will miss seeing Mr. Becks smiling face at church and getting my big bear hugs. Rest In Peace. Keeping the family in my prayers

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Aunt Catherine & kids my thoughts and prayers to you all! Love you guys!

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