Albert Beal

Albert Reynolds Beal, 83, of Annapolis and formerly of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, died July 17, at his daughter and son-in-law's home in Annapolis. He was born December 30, 1929 in Newburgh, NY, grew up in Poughkeepsie, NY and Rockport, MA. He was educated at The Choate School 1949 Cum Laude, Harvard University BA History 1955, and LLB, The University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1958. He served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Korean War from 1951 - 1953, earning the Korean Service Medal, U. N. Service Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal. Al began his legal career at Krusen, Evans & Byrne of Philadelphia, PA. where he became a litigator in state and federal courts. He moved on to be Assistant General Counsel at Philadelphia Electric Company. Al then became Corporate Counsel for Buckeye Pipeline Company, where he formed and operated the company's legal department. From there, he was Interim Counsel to the Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners, and served as Legal Cost Specialist for Legalgard. He was an active member of his church, St. Martin's- in-the-Field, where he was a part of the Stephen Ministry program. He wrote and published book and movie reviews, and participated in the Great Books program. He was known for his sense of humor, kindness, intellect and curiosity. Al enjoyed sailing his catboat, "Buttercup," and spending time with his beloved children. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Albert and Helene Beal, and his sister, Mary Beal Wendell. Al is survived by his wife of 61 years, Ann Beal, of Laverock PA; his sister, Venie Darling, of Washington, DC; his four children, Albert R. Beal and Janis Scott of Philadelphia, Bryan M. Beal and Audrey Tannenbaum of Horsham, PA, Nell and Davenport West of Annapolis, and Helene Manley Beal of Philadelphia; and his adopted son, Michael and Angela Luk of Hong Kong, and their two children, Oliver and Steffie. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of the Chesapeake, , and the Alzheimer's Foundation of America. A Memorial Service will be held this fall in Philadelphia.
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Published in The Capital on July 26, 2013